• First Arrival: Sade’s Baby Goats

    The time is FINALLY here! We welcomed our first baby goats yesterday! In years past we have always kidded in April and May, but this year our buck’s schedule was pretty full so we waited until January to breed the girls which meant that our kidding dates are in June this year. Our first doe to kid was Sade. Sade is four years old and this was Sade’s second birth, as her breeding didn’t take last year. Last time she kidded she had two does (girls) and we kept both of them in our herd. Lucy is due this month for the first time, while it appears Ethyl didn’t spend quite…

  • Our Weekend Adventures and Baby Goats

    Man things around the farm are busy! In Washington we all look forward to this time of year when the gray skies start to clear and summer takes shape. On the farm, the spring and summer are the busiest parts of the year and this year is going to be no different. In an effort to get some last minute R&R before the craziness of summer takes over, our family took a short trip across the mountains to Lake Chelan for Kate’s 14th birthday! Originally Kate wanted to go to the ocean and go clam digging but the warmer than normal weather brought upon an algae attack in the ocean and they…

  • Farm Update

    Spring is a busy time on the farm and this year even more so since we have added a baby to the farm. Below are some updates on all the hustle and bustle happening behind the scenes. 1. We added Quail to the farm. Read about it in THIS past post. We kept them in a kennel in the barn for a week like we were instructed and then we let them out in the barn. About three days later Farmer Ross picked one up and let it go outside. It flew all the way to neighbors and never came back. Then the rest followed suit and fifty bucks literally flew…

  • Breeding Season

    All of our does recently returned to the farm after a brief stay at the Hidden Circle Farm where they had a romantic stay with their buck boyfriend Razz. The gestation period for goats is about 5 months so we are hoping that come May and June we will be able to post lots of pictures of cute baby goats! This year was the first year I actually caught one of my goats, Sade, the biggest flirt of them all, showing signs of her being in heat. Last year in my Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy post, I shared about how Sade was not very enthusiastic about going to the breeders, but this year she was…

  • Kate’s Blog: Goat Teeth

    Goats only have teeth on the bottom of their mouths. Did you know that?  Technically they have molars on the top in the very back, along with another set on the bottom. These are VERY powerful. One time, Ross stuck his fingers in Ryder’s mouth because he ate an earplug and got sliced in the finger. Lesson learned. Kids are born with teeth but loose them and grow their grown-up teeth. You can tell how old a goat is by how many adult teeth they have. Goats replace  two baby teeth each year starting with the front teeth. Below is a picture of Sadie’s baby teeth. She is under a…