Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

Our alpaca venture failed miserably, with a great financial loss, and two stubborn alpacas now working as lawn mowers somewhere in Limon.  I had to give them away.  I do love our chickens.  I adore the ducks.  I love goats.  I am smitten. Our adventure started badly enough, a doe that wouldn’t come near us, …

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When we got our first baby goats last summer, I had no idea how often to bottle feed a kid.  There was nothing in books.  Nothing on internet searches.  I ended up texting my friend, Jill, every week to see what the new ration should be. This year was no different, I couldn’t remember how …

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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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