Monday, September 23, 2013

mating season

Driekus, our rather particular Dutch billygoat, has returned from a three month visit to a nearby farm.  He will mate the older goats the coming months. For the first year we will try to mate the young goats in early spring so we will have kids in the summer months. Great for our camping guests, also better for the goats and kids. Question is; will they get their heat during winter?

Bob, our Suffolk ram, has also been reunited with his girls. We have a field of yellow bottomed sheep at the moment.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


It has been an extreme dry summer. Our once so lush pasture has turned into a field of standing hay. Goats are disgusted. We asked our village cooperative permission to put our animals on their freshly mown luzerne fields. They agreed! Good neighborship always pays off!  Thank you Cerovan Drustzvo.