Blue Racers, Goat Videos and More

It’s been a busy spring here in Windy Woods. Doing a lot outdoors. I learn something new every day around here, and every year for that matter.  For example, this year I’ve learned the children don’t believe their sandbox is deep enough. Turkey’s are apparently variable in their “territory”. We’ve recently had a flock decide […]

Two Minute Dose of Cuteness

April 26, 2016

I like to get the goats out and browsing as soon as possible in the spring. Clover’s kids aren’t quite as good (yet) at satelliting as Bella’s are, but they are ten days younger. It’s fun to watch them dash around the yard as their mama’s browse the new grass. Goats aren’t really “grass” eaters, […]

Clover’s Kidding

April 17, 2016

Just a quick update. Clover kidded Saturday afternoon. The first young buckling was head back and stuck, when I went out to check on her I could see two little hooves sticking out. After we got him out (he’s ok, the drier one in the picture above), the 2nd little buckling was born quickly. Clover […]

Kidding Time & Spring Cleaning

April 15, 2016

It’s time for spring cleaning and kidding here in Windy woods. Our queen doe Bella has already had her triplets, two doelings and a buckling. I’ll put up a few pictures of that, as well as embed some videos. Kristen and I were discussing the livestock arrangements a while back, and it occurred to me […]

My First Lamb

Hello, My name is Asher and I am going to talk about my 4-H project for this year. My project for this year is a sheep. I got my sheep in April in the evening on a Thursday. It was very windy when we got there and quite cold. We then went into the barn […]

A Fair-ly Busy Week

Guess what? The Northwest Michigan Fair is August 8th-15th.  I am super nervous. I have to get all decorations finished, make my bread recipe, and finish training Selh’teus. On the Friday before Fair, me and my fellow club members will be decorating our stalls. What about showing Sele’teus? I will be showing Selh’teus twice. Once […]

Changing the Landscape of Windy Woods

July 10, 2015

The pace of life here in Windy Woods has really picked up. As anyone who’s been keeping up knows, the children who are in 4H have all gotten their animals now, and they have been integrated with the rest of the livestock. The 256 sq. ft. pen needs to be moved approximately every 2 days.  […]

Calf in the Goat Pen Moo moo!

All right, first things first. I got my calf about a month ago. His name is Selh’teus. He is an Angus/Limousin cross, a blackish brown color and quite big for his age.  Selh’teus is beautiful! The first two weeks…. When I first got Selh’teus, the farmer had just taken him off his mother. We tried […]

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