Warm Water

It’s only December, but it’s really cold in the Ozarks this winter. Our water buckets keep freezing and that worries Mom a lot. That’s because us bucks and rams and wethers need to drink plenty of water year-round. Not drinking enough can lead to a deadly condition called urinary calculi.

Bring on the Buckeyes

Mom wrote an article about raising ultra-rare chickens that you will be able to read in the March/April 2011 issue of Hobby Farms. To do it she talked to Marjorie Bender of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, who told her all about the ethics of raising rare breeds.

Salem Got Sick!

Last Wednesday morning, when Mom put the Boer goats out for the day, big, fat Salem stayed behind.

Hey, Hay!

Dad gets mad when we goats and sheep pull hay out of conventional feeders, then fling it around, dropping most of it on the ground.

Othello’s New Horn

Remember Othello, the Scottish Blackface lamb that Dad got Mom for her birthday? He grew a new horn!

Yummy Acorns

It’s autumn in the Ozarks, and autumn is my favorite time of year.