Montana





3/14/2014
Preparing for kidding time is always crazy, and sometimes things never go the way you planned.
11/16/2013
Owning an intact male goat can be difficult, even if you know about their little idiosyncrasies. Learn about (and laugh at) one goat owner's attempt at doing something simple, like switching female goats in a buck pen.
12/11/2013
Goats will get into and out of everything. Some thoughts on why you need to keep your feed secured.
1/20/2014
When the temperature drops below zero Fahrenheit, you have to keep an eye on your goats.
6/16/2014
If you have dairy goats and plan on getting milk, inevitably you have to deal with difficult kiddings. Most of the time, you walk in the barn and there’s mom and her kids staring at you, all dripping from birth slime. To be honest, that’s how I like it. All I have to do is dry the kids, tie off the umbilical cord, and dip it in iodine. Not yesterday.
7/11/2014
When you have too many bucklings, you need to neuter or wether if you're going to keep them. Here's how I do it.
4/14/2014
Since Lulu and Belle had their kids, I'm now waiting on three more does to have their babies. Only, they aren't. So here is how the experts claim you can discover if your goat is going to kid. Only, it's really wishful thinking...
4/2/2014
When it rains, it pours, when it comes to kidding goats.
6/17/2014
You’d think that if you have some 10 acres you’d have a wonderful fields full of fresh vegetables and fruits. You’d think you’d have a simple way to create an awesome garden. And if you live where I live, you’d be wrong.
10/22/2013
Author Maggie Bonham recounts the various ways she's managed to obtain free goats, including Craigslist ads and trading for chickens.
7/7/2014
How to get a vegetable garden on the cheap with low-cost starts and (almost)free seeds.
8/29/2014
There are some goats you don't want, no matter if the price is right. In this case, the goat was free.
1/1/0001
After finding the illegal presence of genetically engineered wheat in Oregon, the USDA has found another, similar case in Montana.
10/20/2014
Way back when, I made mead. I think it was back with Leif Erickson or some guy by that name. Of course, back then we had rotary phones, the Internet existed as ARPANET (look it up), and I was on the cutting edge when it came to computer development. I also stumbled across a USENET post for how to make mead.
8/1/2013
Weeks three, four and five of our cross country bicycle trip start in Missoula, Mont. and end in North Branch, Minn.
2/25/2014
Cycle Greater Yellowstone, an annual event tour launched in 2013, benefits the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
8/18/2014
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
8/11/2014
The fire moon shows up every year when the forest fires start up. Maggie Bonham has some recommendations for preparing to evacuate with animals.
9/12/2013
Weeks eight and nine of our cross country bicycle trip start in Brantford, Ont., and end in Bar Harbor, Maine.




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