As mentioned in the previous post, we brought in a substitute milker because our first doe wouldn’t let me handle her or the babies near her. Substitute milker, temporarily and affectionately nicknamed “Mama”, was allowing the baby bucks to nurse for a couple minutes at a time on her own by Day 2. On Day 3, I saw her standing beside the pet carrier where we locked up the babies at night, impatiently waiting to take care of them. Read more
Month: March 2014 (page 1 of 2)
Who knew that acquiring new animals could be so emotionally taxing? We purchased two three month old Nubian doelings last month, with the expectation of acquiring 2-4 more goats soon after. Car troubles and life delayed us a bit, but now we’re back on track.
Nothing says Nature’s wisdom like a sweet smelling citrus built like a prison wall.
I happend upon a hardy citrus plant that functions as a 2 ft wide and 6 ft tall barbed wire hedge. This plant is being used by some homesteaders and permaculture types as deer repellent fencing for their gardens. It delivers a delicious citrus aroma and yields a bitter fruit that can be preserved/frozen and made into desserts like key lime pie. Read more
By Steve Michaelis
The Good Lord looking down with pleasure on work gettin done at the ‘Potamus Homestead.
Out of their future garden we extracted a substantial metal post along with its absurdly over-poured concrete reinforcement. It once supported one of those huge-motha satellite dishes…. Read more