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Harlow the Three Legged Goat

This is Harlow the 3 legged goat!  He was born missing his front leg, so he doesn't know any different.  The first day he was born, he tried to stand, and got angry because he couldn't.  When I saw that, I knew he would do fine.  When I stood him, he could stay standinig but had to work at getting around.  Since he is strong minded, he did fine!  Within a day, he was getting around and within a week he could hop on things.  He is full of spunk and enjoys his life very much, as you can tell!

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Over the years we have had many goats and since we have had goats since 1999, I really do mean that we have had lots! Each goat has had their own personality. Some were quiet and gentle, others not so much. I have been told many times that I need to write a book. That is not likely to happen, but I will write some of the stories and lessons we have learned. Check back regularly. I should have them posted consistently. These stories are on my Farm site so when you click the link you will be taken there. Our Humble Beginnings  How our farm and skin care business came about.  

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Our Humble Beginnings

Our first goat was named April. We were so excited to have her come live with us. I’m not sure she felt the same at first, but she liked us after a little while. We have always had a love for animals, but there was much we didn’t know about goats, so the poor girl endured with us as we learned. Our first mistake was not having an actual pen ready for her. Our barn was large and safe, but she was tied to a post with a rope. Long enough for her to have plenty of room to move, but not get tangled or into stuff. She had nice bedding as well as hay and water. This was not...

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Freya and Skittles - Adventures of Baby Goats

     Well Lil’ Frey and Skittles have become best friends!  Skittles has been out and about with Freya for the last couple of weeks enjoying the pasture and play along with the “big” goats.  Freya is, of course, the big sister and takes charge of situations.   When I give them hay, she makes sure it is played with enough before they eat.  Same with the grain.       Lil’Frey still enjoys being outside of the pen, in the barn.  That is the best playtime EVER!  Things can be pushed off and bang, spilled out and lots of noise can be made if one jumps on the correct “thing”!  She figured out how to launch herself over the fence in her little...

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Little Adventures of Freya - aka, Lil' Frey

     By this time of year we have at least 10 – 20 baby goats and mammas usually have more than one, so one baby is generally not alone.  Not this year!  We have just one!  Freya - aka, Lil’ Frey.       She has been a delight!  At first, I was concerned for her since they like companionship, but Poe filled that position wonderfully.         Poe is a cat that loves the babies.  He truly gets excited about them.  Running in circles under my feet as I carry the little ones to the heat lamp.  He promptly started cleaning her and cuddling.  She was never alone or cold.        She grew, and Poe didn’t enjoy being bounced on...

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