Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Goat Health & Hay

We just passed through a tough cold spell for the goats, with the snow covering the pasture for more than a week. This is the condition that made the goats sick last winter. This time, one of our goats got a mild case of diarrhea again (the Nubian), but seems to be OK. The goats are liking the home made hay, but I did not harvest enough of it. I would need two to three time the amount I collected. Still, some money has been saved harvesting that hay. As the weather is warming, the goats should need less hay soon. Good because I am running out.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Another Loss in the Corral

While feeding the chickens this morning, I found a dead hen. Since the body was complete, I doubt it was killed by a predator. This is the second hen to dies this winter. Those hens are 3 years old, so this may not be too surprising.