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 […]

Calf, Sheep, Chicks, and Goats, Oh My!

The children have all begun their 4H projects now, Cassidy’s calf and Brennan’s chicks all arrived on the same day. So, here in Windy Woods we now have a calf, sheep, chicks, laying hens and goats. I’ve avoided talking about their projects because I want them to be able to post about them, and me […]

Dairy Goats and Bramble

May 21, 2015

I’m feeling a bit guilty this morning, my dairy goats’ udders have scratches all over them. I don’t recall there ever being an issue last year, but I suppose it’s possible that the areas we had previously penned them weren’t as overgrown with blackberry bramble. It seems kind of counter to our goal of using […]

A Quick 4-H Update

Last Saturday (5/16/15) there was a 4-H work bee at the Fair grounds. My club (Country Critter Ranchers) was assigned to painting da da DUM fence posts! First, we scraped the paint off the posts with a wire brush.

Putting in the Garden

The garden is in! Well, a good part of it is. We might be taking a bit of a risk, actually, I’m certain we are taking a bit of a risk, but the warm weather over the last few weeks, combined with the really short growing season up north says do it!

Taking the Goats to the Barn for Milking

May 7, 2015

Just a quick post tonight to put up short video of the nightly running of the goats to the barn for milking. I was hoping for a little more of the kids kicking up their heels, but there was a little of that. You may notice, there’s a sheep in the mix.

The Kids Have Been Named

May 5, 2015

It was a quiet weekend in Windy Woods, the elder children were all off at a 4H event all day Saturday, leaving me with just Honor and Corwin. We had a good time cleaning out the temporary pen that I had put into the pole barn. This was basically the first hoop coop that I […]