Posts Tagged ‘goat milk’

Goat doeling for sale for $150! Clover was born 5/28/2017 to Bunny, sired by Champ (see parents here). Clover is a mini-Alpine (Alpine/Nigerian Dwarf), and is registerable. This was Bunny’s second kidding for us, and both times she kidded with no assistance. Clover was a twin, too, so hopefully she has genetics to twin. We […]

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Oh my goodness the last few weeks have been BUSY! You may have been able to tell that based on the lack of blog posts. So much has happened: pigs taken to the processor, springtime work completed, but today I’m going to focus on the new life that’s joined the farm this week. Piglets Born […]

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New Pigs We recently welcomed seven new pigs to the homestead. We acquired these pigs to provide you with more delicious, farm-raised pork in 2017. We take pride in offering our customers an alternative to the factory farmed meat in grocery stores that perpetuates a system that isn’t healthy for the animals or the people […]

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Done Milking For the Season

We are done milking for this season! The girls are bred, and we’ll begin milking again after they kid in the spring. Here’s Annie at her last milking for the year.             I originally hoped to milk year-round, but that was crazy. Milk production drops off significantly after a while, […]

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We all have situations where we need to keep things cold. For some of you, that includes transporting home your farm fresh herdshare milk! For that situation and many others, I highly recommend flexible ice sheets. Here are some that are a great value. We bought these about a year and half ago, and they’re […]

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It’s been so busy recently, I haven’t had the time to post about all the amazing things we’re doing! The posts will come, I promise. Still, I wanted to spend a few minutes sharing some homestead things I love right now. Roll Out Nesting Boxes If I could go back in time, I would have […]

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August Special For the month of August we are offering a FREE kombucha SCOBY or milk kefir grains with any purchase! We love making and drinking kombucha and kefir, enjoying the nutritive qualities of each. Here are our instructions for brewing kombucha andkefir. Contact Us to setup a time to come by and shop. Current […]

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Goats 101 Class Saturday August 13th, 10am! This month we are again offering our popular Goats 101 class! We’ll focus on goats as pets or dairy, land clearing, and proper fencing. This class is family friendly, with opportunities to brush the goats, and get a squirt or two of milk out of the does, too! The class will […]

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I thought it was time for another Friday on the Farm post! Here are some highlights from this week at Independence Homestead: Goats Enjoy New Goat Pasture Last Saturday we fenced in two more sections of our woods as goat pasture. The milking does moved to one of the pastures, and our buck Champ and […]

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While we have all these lofty reasons for having a homestead, at the end of the day what keeps us going is that we get to eat amazing food. We produce some pretty delicious stuff! This quiche is one of our favorites in the spring and summer as it’s quick and easy, which is exactly what […]

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Taking on the task of bottle feeding goat kids can be a scary endeavor. Advice on the internet is conflicting, and it seems like a lot of work. Once you take the plunge and have a bottle baby, you’ll see it’s surprisingly easy and enjoyable. Schedule We’ve had great success with this feeding schedule: 0-1 Days: 2-4oz, 6 times/day […]

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Goats 101 Class Saturday June 18 at 10am We are offering our Goats 101 class again! Come get hands-on experience with goats, and learn about daily care, health care, milking, and more. Raising Rabbits Class Saturday July 9 at 10am In the Raising Rabbits class we’ll cover all the basics of raising rabbits: housing, feed, breeding, and […]

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Goats 101 Class We are holding another Goats 101 class this weekend for those who couldn’t make it last weekend. It’s this Saturday morning (the 14th) at 10am. The cost is $40. We’ll demonstrate routine goat care so you know what goes into the day to day of caring for goats. You will also get […]

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Spring is here and all of our purebred Alpine does are pregnant! They are expected to kid at the end of April, so we are taking reservations for their kids now. We are offering these kids as “bottle babies” so that they will have the most opportunity to bond with you on your farm/homestead and […]

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