The Frugal Witch

June 19, 2008

Meet the Goats and New Chickens

Filed under: chickens, farm, Food, frugal living, goat milk, goats, no gmo, organic, organic livestock — Tags: , , , , , , — Womon in the Woods @ 3:55 pm

Pippen-Alpine Billy-rather bashful

Brandon-Boer Billy

Tulip-Alpine Nanny

White Legs-Alpine Nanny-She doesn’t have white legs

Fresh goat milk

Rob milking on the stanchion he built from just a peek at a picture in an old book. I think he did a fantastic job!

Black Jap Roosters- I have never heard of  this breed. Anyone have a link on any info?

A random bantam breed. The gal I got them from couldn’t remember the name of the breed but they are pure bred. Any ideas? I am going to do a search tonight.

Ant these three fellas get the ax tonight.

Off to buy freezer paper. As soon as I get videos loaded I’ll post those too!


May 20, 2008

Meet Yogi

Filed under: farm — Tags: , , , — Womon in the Woods @ 7:45 am


Yogi is a great boy we adopted yesterday. He is 1/2 white shepherd and 1/2 white lab. He is 15 months old so still young enough to be trained in the rules of the homestead. There has only been one barking incident early this morning so that is a great thing! He is already protective and mindful of the girls. The plan had been to build his doghouse but ROb found one up at the Hackensack hardware store, made of cedar and insulated for $130. It’s a great house and priced right considering what it might have cost us to manufacture something similar.

I am uploading some videos at the moment so there shall be something to view later. Videos consist of chicks, foraging, the dog, a fleur garden and more chicks(one with a crooked toe that needs fixing using a pipe cleaner and med tape.)

SIlkies are hatching-everyone is hatching, really, so more chick videos are coming in the next few days. we are picking up a freecycled swingset for the girls today, measuring and plotting for the goat pen and housing and goats are coming in the next 2 weeks time. Sannens and Boers, possibly some pygmies for the fun of it 😉 It’s busy busy busy here!!

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