A New Buck for Our Girls

Madison with her goats. Mr. Haney is keeping his distance.

Madison with her goats. Mr. Haney is keeping his distance.

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Madison is the goat keeper on our li’l homestead. Last week she purchased a buck for our three does. Every few weeks or so they would go into heat like something crazy. We thought next cycle we would be ready when they started to squeal. ๐Ÿ™‚

We sold Buddy, our old buck, last year when we decided to keep his daughter. I still miss him. Our new buck, Mr. Haney, came from here in Floyd. He lived a ways back in the woods. His owner retrieved him by roping him around his horns. Needless to say, we are having to tame him. He is coming around though. I, personally, like it when the goats keep their distance. I am always telling Madison to call off her goats! I am a bit of a scaredy cat. They are loads of fun to watch though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mr. Haney started to work right away, and I think Willow will kid the second week of June. I can hardly wait for all the cuteness!

ย Madison wants to try her hand at milking again. She plans on selling all the kids this year(so Mr. Haney will be staying around for a while) and buying a larger dairy doe.

I think Mr. Haney has been accepted and will have a wonderful life here on OneAndaHalfAcreHomestead.

Mr. Haney and his girls.

Mr. Haney and his girls.

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Fall is Here!

I was so excited for fall to get here, now I am just cold! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was 37ยบ when I got up this morning. We were under a frost advisory, but there is no frost on the pumpkins just yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last Thursday was moving day for the goats and chickens. We put their houses down by the road under the tree. It was the only semi-level spot. They are adjusting well, and we are even getting more eggs!

So much more room! It has been funny watching the chickens chase grasshoppers.

One of our silkie hens was sitting on 5 eggs but only 3 hatched. Our other hen wasn’t sitting on eggs; she was just keeping the other hen company. ๐Ÿ™‚

These little guys are 4 weeks old now and starting to eat. That will give mama kitty a bit of a break, I hope, as she is feeding 10 kittens!

Yesterday we picnicked on the parkway and visited Mabry Mill. We think it the first time that we have been there while the wheel was running.

There were ladies inside this building spinning wool and weaving.

This man was building ladder back chairs.

My very big babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

Madison & Bambi

McKenzie

Quentin Jr.

I hope everyone is enjoying the coziness of fall!

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