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State Fair Week is officially over and we are exhausted from all the fun! We took our vacations from work to prepare for the fair and get a lot done on the farm. We had our first homesteading poultry slaughter day and ate chicken-n-dumplings for dinner that night. I’ll have to share more on this […]
Lonoke County Fair 2010 Dairy Goat Show, September 22nd The Girl competed for showmanship in the Junior Show, but neither of the boys were old enough this year. The Girl got lots of show experience this year, showing Milky, Mariah, Ladyhawk, Rogue and Kitty Pryde. Boy Genius competed for PeeWee showmanship and showed in the […]
We have 2 bucklings available for sale. They were kidded on 7/27 by our doe Milky and sired by Candyman. They will be weaned and ready for new homes 9/21. We are located in Austin, Arkansas, just North of Little Rock — convenient to Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Texas – and can ship practically anywhere, […]
We have fresh eggs for sell by the dozen! We are located in Austin, Arkansas – near Cabot – but can arrange for pickup delivery anywhere in the Greater Little Rock area. Our eggs sell for $2 per dozen (or $1.50 if you provide your own or exchange containers). For more information on the quality […]
The dogs were going crazy, barking tonight, so I asked Bryan to go and “check things out.” Within a few minutes, he called me to the front door, which was open and said “Listen.” I listened. A crying baby goat … or a crying baby … they sound very similar. Since Milky was pregnant, though […]
Prada kidded this morning! She gave birth to one* buck kid, who currently has her color with white markings. He is sired by Candyman! Both mom and baby seem to be doing fine though grandma (that would be me) might be panicking a little bit. He may have nursed immediately after being born before we […]
The other day I was complaining to a coworker/friend about potentially having to travel to Alabama to retrieve Boy Genius from his stay with Mema when I really didn’t want to leave Prada in her current state. Knowing that avoiding summer trips for the sake of a goat probably sounded a little strange, I began […]
Judging from the photos, Wonder Boy spent his birthday eating sugar-filled treats. I suppose for a three-year-old that’s the perfect day.
Kids kids kids! Yes, we’re hoping for multiple! Goat kids, that is. 🙂 Prada is pregnant and, by the looks of her, due anytime! We exposed her to herd contributor Candyman from late February to late April (he was on property with us from 2/22-4/25) and in the last month her udder has ballooned. The […]
The Girl brought home a book she put together at school. It’s a story she wrote and “illiastrated” about her Pepa. She was very proud of having done everything except the laminating, so I’ll be the proud mama and share: http://w723.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http%3A%2F%2Fw723.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww236%2Fstephhwilliams%2FBlog-DO+NOT+DELETE%2Fslideshow+post+tommys+story+may+2010%2Fc072843c.pbw
About a week ago, a stray dog started hanging around the farm. It’s not the first time since we’ve moved in that a stray has shown up. Before though, within a day or so, the visitor would be no where to be found and we could be none the happier to not “add to our […]
I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. Tonight we had to wash a Boy Genius’ mouth out with soap. Once it was all said and done, Bryan and I were in the kitchen, listening to him brushing his teeth for the third time and spitting profusely into the sink. Quietly, Bryan asked me, […]