Registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats-clean tested herd-lovely temperaments and highly socialized….love people esp. children! Bucks Mr. Gibbs-aka The Finca Fiendante JBC-NFS PHFarm Milkweed-DOB 8-28-2018-wether-available Sire: Mr. Gibbs-The Finca Fiedante JBC Dam: Wren Farm VA Buttercup Milkweed is a lovely boy. He has a wonderfully friendly personality and would give you lots of pretty babies. HeContinue reading “Poppy Hill Farm’s goat family”
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Milking the Goat
We wondered if we would like the taste our goat milk? I’ve read dozens of opinions and it seems to be 50/50 between YES it’s DELICOUS! and NO its TERRIBLE! My verdict….I love it! Two years ago we adopted Buttercup and bottle-fed her. She is all grown up now and giving us milk every day.Continue reading “Milking the Goat”
Belated baby announcement…
Well, seems things always take longer to get done that I expect. Our first kidding experience on our little farm occurred over 2 months ago and I am only now recording it here…. Bouncing baby Bramble was born Jan 16th and he is a cutie…. We really should sell him, as we are sort ofContinue reading “Belated baby announcement…”
Kidding season just around the corner…
In the spring of 2015 our Buttercup, Burdock and Thistle were born and became the start of our little herd. Today we have added our breeding buck, Mr. Gibbs and lovely Isadora who come from Bunyip Hill. Isadora is “with child” but we have no idea how much or when it will be! So….makeContinue reading “Kidding season just around the corner…”
The earth is waking up again….
Finally had a few minutes to take the goaties for a walk on the farm today….Felt SO GOOD! Even though the place is full of mud holes, it warmed my soul to see the bright green moss appearing at the bases of the woodland trees. The snow is gone. The brown grass has a tingeContinue reading “The earth is waking up again….”
A little goatie post…in the middle of a tough day.
My family is spending unexpected time in the intensive care unit of the Abbott-Northwestern Heart Hospital in Minneapolis this week with my Dad. What do you do at times like this? You walk through the deep waters knowing the One True God has promised that they won’t overwhelm you and that He will walk every stepContinue reading “A little goatie post…in the middle of a tough day.”
A year of gradual progress on the Home Front….
NOTE: I started this post several weeks ago….but like so many things on a farm (even a little pretend farm) interruptions HAPPEN! So, better late than never? Enjoy the pics of warmer days:) We’ve been on the homestead for a year now as of September 29th. Natural to look back and see what has beenContinue reading “A year of gradual progress on the Home Front….”
Warm Bread Pudding…
Winter on the farm is the perfect time and place for home-made bread pudding. And our Kitchenaid convection oven , which seemed like a ridiculous luxury when we first moved in, is the perfect place to bake it. Amelia came for the night recently and this is what we worked on. Got out our basicContinue reading “Warm Bread Pudding…”
New career in the plumbing business…
Our kitchen sink drain has been leaking…..there are so many outdoor things that need to be done before winter that I really didn’t want to bug Larry to work on this. So I just let it leak into the garbage cans and emptied the water with the garbage. But I was a deer widow lastContinue reading “New career in the plumbing business…”
Pickles and other chemistry experiments…
The first year garden crop is starting to produce. Got the ground tilled a bit late due to life’s challenges and unforeseen detours. But it still did surprisingly well. Lettuce and spinach etc was last to go in and now looks like this: I KNOW, did that backwards like many things this year. Oh well!Continue reading “Pickles and other chemistry experiments…”