Monday, June 27, 2011

Sick goats and a request

My little boy goats have been having problems of late with loose poopies  and bloat . We have ruled out the Hay, water, to much feed . What I think it is ,is a bad weed . They free range out in the woods where the girls stay in the field . Would anyone know if a website or book that would have bad weeds for goats that also has Photo's? any help would be great .
thanks so much .

some photo of the farm garden

We decided that the garden need to be redone . That the way it was the last 2 years wasn't working . Our soil is pure clay and every summer we go into drought condition, the weeds and the bugs just ruled. So i have been reading about how the french have all there garden raised in boxes . So we have raised beds now  4 large ones and 4 smaller ones . The soil in them is getting better  every year . they are easier to weed  and pick off the bugs . We are going to try to do some winter gardening in the long skinny ones this winter . I am very pleased so far as how it is growing .
We have been working on redoing the veggie garden . Our sun and heat is so hot out here that we provide shade for the pepper plants
This is our  orchard area . We have heirloom apple trees and blueberry bushes in here . I like the wildness of it . It has sunflowers, black eyed susan's, queen anne lace all growing in it . It is very pretty right now
Queen Anne lace
Black Eyed Susan's
Butterfly bush
This is the sunflower pasture . It is a pasture that we are working on for the goat durning the winter . IT has clover, sunflowers and alot of other good stuff for the soil. When the flowers are gone by we will re till it and plant orchard Grass
Our Tomatoes will be ready soon.

Update on Buddy

Buddy had to be put down this morning . He had 2 sides to him ,one very lovable  and the other very mean . He had issues with food right from the start so we were careful with him  but then Maria came into season . OH my God !!!! He was growling at anyone who got near her even if she was the one walking up to you . He bit Phoebe and Butter . Butter was so afraid she wouldn't go outside anymore . And then yesterday he came after me . So hubby put him down when he got home from work . I was so afraid that I walked around with a butcher knife all day till I could get Maria inside . The whole thing has made me so sad . But I also feel he is in a better place now and happy and playing his heart out .

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New puppy dog

This is BUDDY. He is our lasted family member . Came walking down the drive way last week and made himself at home . He is a 75 pound cuddle bug who is so loving . He was very skinny and covered with bugs and soars . So we have given him a bath and have been working on getting his belly full and put on some weight. The girls just love him . Buster not so much LOLOL. I like to have a male dog  as they are good protection dogs and very loyal . Girls are good dogs but most of the time live in there own world  LOLOLOL

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I am still here ......

I know its been a long while since my last post . Hubby had some time off so we try to work around the farm in between all the rain drops . Man ,we have had some rain . gessh ! But everyone is doing really good . Lily and Katie Blu are growing like weeds . All my little boys are doing great . Sienna is back with MOM all weaned .  We put up a new hay barn  which is alot bigger than we had .  we have been working in the veggie garden . making raised beds and planting . So far I have tomatoes, peppers and some squash and black beans in . We have 2 momma chicken sitting on eggs and 2 momma ducks sitting on eggs . Its that time of the year . well enjoy the photo's .More to come .
Thanks for stopping bye

Flowers and more of my silly goats

Mini red roses
Sleety my big lovey dovey boy
My beautiful boys -Q-pee, the twins -Snowy and Sleety and NA'VI

My Funny Goats

Hey dont forget me !
Pig Pile
OH! HEY evryone He has FOOD!
Gracie and sienna having a mom and daughter day
pretty poppy
Diva daisy being her diva self

brownie and ollie fighting to get the picture taken
Sienna doing what she loves the most- being held
Brownie giving DAD a big Kiss .
Boo Boo