|Our Nubian goats: Elsie and Nora|
We are so excited to finally have a home and a property where we can raise some animals! What a great learning opportunity for us all! I grew up around dairy farms and all sorts of animals but never had the responsibility of raising them myself. My Hubby grew up with all sorts, and raised sheep for 4-H. This is a first time experience for our tribe.
Our purpose for beginning a small animal farm is to: help us become more self-reliant and to teach our tribe valuable lessons and skills needed for a fruitful and productive life!
We currently have two dogs, one cat, three goats, a dozen hens, one rooster, and two ducks. As soon as the baby boy goat matures and the girls are ready we will be working on breeding and trying out some goat milk! For now they serve the purpose of keeping the weeds trimmed......at least that what I wish they would do. Instead they eat every vegetative thing I would prefer them not to (see above photo) and laze around on the deck.....or exploring the house. Yes. I did say the house. Sometime I will post about those entertaining moments.