Category: Farming Life at The Cabin

Goat Milking & Pictures from the beginning of December. 1

Goat Milking & Pictures from the beginning of December.

I’m goat sitting for my friend while her family is on vacation. She lives about 20 minutes away from me, which means out here she’s sort of my neighbor. It takes 15 minutes just to get up out of the area where I live to go anywhere. She has 16 goats. I’m milking one goat twice daily, and another goat is due to give birth any second! Her udder filled with milk a few days ago, which is a sign labor...

4 weeks & 2 days. 0

4 weeks & 2 days.

These coyotes! Last night once I finally got to sleep, after multiple children waking up, the coyotes decided it would be a great time to yip, yowl, and howl for an hour right behind my cabin. That made my dogs bark inside, along with the neighbor’s livestock dog which is 100+ pounds and has a very echoey booming bark. We have this tiny hunting flashlight that lights up about five acres of pitch black darkness out here.  It highlights the glowing...

Cute Chicks and Raw Factoids. 2

Cute Chicks and Raw Factoids.

The other day we had our first birth at the cabin! (This is an iPhone snapshot. Seriously! And in case you were wondering that big pink spot on the chick is the thigh, nothing is wrong with it. Seconds later a big clawed foot popped on out, connected to that plump pink thigh.) In my garage at the old house there was a hen sitting on eight eggs in a box in the back of the garage.  I waited until the...

More Life Out Here! 0

More Life Out Here!

After five (yes, count them FIVE) long calls to Windstream and two tech visits to my house the internet is working again.  Who knows how long it will last.  It’s slow, but I don’t care as long as it comes on. The issue seems to be that the firmware in my modem–the new modem they gave us–needed to be updated, but no one told me until call number five. Why would it take five different people and two different techs to tell...

Awkward Goat Moment. 3

Awkward Goat Moment.

 Had an awkward moment this afternoon. We were petting the goats when one of them managed to shove her head through a square in the fence!  It was kind of funny at first, until we realized it was actually completely stuck.  When she tried to pull her head back through the fence her horns would catch and prevent her from getting out of the headlock position. This was when only one horn was through the fence square.  Soon both horns were...