Category Archives: Goats

Curious Goat

We had a few fences to put up in the shed rafters this weekend, and had pulled them in on the cart.  After turning away for 2 seconds to get the ladder set up, we found Jax in the cart. … Continue reading

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Can we have some fresh hay please?

“Good morning, human-guy.  Hay please?”   Apparently the goats got hungry over the rainy night — I found Jax in the hay-feeder this morning. Apologies for the inadvertent blog-pause.  We’ve been busy, and will get things caught up here ASAP.

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Quick DIY Hay Feeder

We’re not quite sure how much longer the goats will be able to get their primary sustenance from browsing in the woods, but it can’t be more than 4 or 6 more weeks, at the most. We got a delivery … Continue reading

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Sad Goat News

We lost Opie the goat last week. It seems that he ate something, or too much of something, while browsing in the woods, and got bloat — a condition that basically comes down to a dangerous accumulation of gas in … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Winterizing

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Playing Marco Polo Solo

Yesterday morning I was running a little late. I did the morning chores (Josh was out of town) and did the most cursory check on the goats. I ran down the hill by the studio to where we have the … Continue reading

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Where’s Jax?

The goats’ current area includes the fairly large willow tree that fell in early June.  I cut up and moved some of it to clear a path after we got the new chainsaw, but there’s plenty remaining.  It’s been nice … Continue reading

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A Little Before and After

We realized that we have not been very good at showing the goats finished work. So I pulled up a little “before and after”. Next to shed before: Next to shed after: As in many parts of the property when … Continue reading

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Kids on a Log

Last weekend we moved the goats out of the chicken run area to clear part of the valley in front of the studio. The area has a bunch of fallen logs and the goats love to play on them. Our … Continue reading

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He who walks with goats

The barn cats and the goats appeared at Willow Bend about the same time. They shared shed space for quite a while and now that the goats are out and about we find that one kitty in particular always finds … Continue reading

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