So, while I’m making mead, tanning skins and staring out at the weird weather, two of my pregnant goat does are having a race to see who will deliver first.
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.
Ilene White Freedman’s goat is in labor, reminding Ilene of her own natural childbirth experiences.
California’s Kings Canyon school district recently debuted a new electric bus that will cut diesel emissions and help student health.
When it rains, it pours, when it comes to kidding goats.
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
If you're searching for kids' playhouse plans, look no further — this whimsical cob building provides an inexpensive child's oasis with a natural cooling system.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Use care when cooking red kidney beans in the crockpot. The beans contain a toxin that can be activated if the beans are raw or undercooked.
Land Pride is proud to announce four new skid Grapples in 12 different sizes as well as a skid-mounted Stump Grinder. These completely new attachments feature the same quality and durability that you’ve come to expect from Land Pride.
Often time choosing the right name for your kids is the most difficult part of kidding! Here is a little help on picking out names that are appropriate!
Learn how to teach your kids to ride a bike. It's simple: Use a scooter.
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
All things good accomplished with some old lumber and a nice summer day.
Kids get to have fun, learn about gardneing and start veggie seeds at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.
Steve explains how he and his 11 year old son grew a crop of wheat entirely by hand, and why this is something you should try, too.
Overdue does, goats with bloody milk, harried milkmaids... Oh where does it end?! Life isn't ALWAYS roses in the goat life; sometimes it does leave you tired frustrated.
Popcorn is easy to grow and makes an attractive and delicious alternative to sweet corn, especially in a small garden. Kids will love the cute little ears, and adults will treasure the superior flavor of homegrown popcorn. Plant in late spring.
Why raw milk? Why goat milk? Things to consider for good health and nutrition for you family. Also a trick to get stubborn kids to nurse from a bottle.
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
A beginning farmer realizes that time may be the farm's most important commodity.
No babies yet, so a few anecdotes about Angora kidding,labor
The newest member at Goat Song Farm: A 3 week old, purebred Nubian doeling named 'Rose Of Summer'.
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
The third and last part in choosing a herdsire.
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
Baby kids do not always present in the correct position when descending the birth canal. Learn about the different positions and how to handle them.
What to look for in a buck, and how to choose a herdsire.
Be prepared for kidding season! Set up your kidding kit ahead of time. This information will help you have the right equipment at your fingertips.
Kidding is quite a process! This blog covers the very first signs of impending birth.
Traveling with Goat School on the Road, and learning all about newborn kid hoofs.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
Bobcat’s M-Series skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are versatile, compact tool carriers that deliver performance in smaller packages.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, school administrator, or homeschooler, you might be interested in some of these online resources related to environmental education and green curricula. Most of these websites are related to K-12 education.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.
Kids enjoy scoops of fresh-made ice cream in the Treehouse Club at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
Sometimes less is more as parents will appreciate with Crafty Kids Playhouses™ two new a-durable cardboard craft models – a pint-sized space shuttle and cozy cottage. Award-winning Crafty Kids has scaled down its playhouses to about 1/3 their original sizes and about 2/3 their price tag!
Shorter length and smaller kid friendly hand loop makes it easier for children to handle their four-legged friends
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
Guard donkeys and a good pen for nighttime can be vital to protecting new lambs and kids, especially with coyotes on the prowl. Find out how all it takes is one small mistake to produce fatal consequences on the farm.
Shouldn't our kids' lunches be determined by nutritional value, not special interests?
Of all the baby animals born on the farm — the chicks, lambs, puppies, calves — the goat kids are in a class of their own. Racing, playing, causing mischief, find out what makes kids so much fun and so invigorating to watch.