Our First Rabbit Show

On Saturday, we attended our first rabbit workshop and “fun” show hosted by the Conway High School Ag Department. One of the Ag teachers, along with the Arkansas State Fair Rabbit Superintendent, led a workshop on rabbit care, disease recognition and nutrition. Then they let the kids practice tattooing (like many show animals, rabbits ears […]

Goat Milk Soap

Here’s a photo of my first shot at trying my hand at soap-making! Handmade soap made from goat milk. It was an interesting process … from getting my hands on some lye (well, not really, ’cause that would burn) to stirring and stirring and stirring to waiting for it to cure.  This batch is lightly […]

Bunnies!

When the Girl got Boots, a tort Dutch rabbit, back in the Fall, the plan was to get a second one, a Dutch doe, as soon as we could find one, so that we could breed them.  Yes, I know, and have rabbits everywhere.  We didn’t know the wait would be so long, thinking that […]

More new arrivals!

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 […]

New Arrival!

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 […]

Nesting

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 […]

We are expecting!

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 […]