Farmgirl School

The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

In all its farm life irony her milk is the tastiest we have ever had.  So creamy, the two tablespoons we manage to get back into the house, that is. When we brought her home last year at two days old she healed the wound that occurred when our beloved goat died while giving birth.  …

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My dear friend, Jill, has to move.  She is devastated that she had to give up her goats.  She trusts us to spoil our goats and entrusted us with her “baby”, a large registered Saanen who yesterday gave us a gallon of  milk without kicking or sitting in the bucket.  Oh happy day.  Dear Katrina …

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Starting out I watch my friends, read books, ask questions, then try to make my own way.  Whether to leave the baby on the mother or bottle feed was no exception. Friend #1 takes the baby from the mother immediately.  She gives the baby bottles of colostrum for a few days then off they go …

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On Sunday morning, as we cried for Loretta, a baby was being born.  One of Jill’s does gave birth to twins.  Olaf and Elsa are half Alpine, half Saanen, pure white with tiny waddles under their chin.  We brought home Elsa yesterday. She is not quite solid on her feet yet.  She looks like Bambi …

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