Work Continues and Lessons Learned

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Work continues on our green house.  It is exciting to see it take shape.  We had high hopes of getting several of these hoop green houses up before December.  I am known for saying “things take twice as long as you think and cost double what you expect”.  I try to be optimistic.  Currently, we are overjoyed that we have one almost up and going.

The good thing is that we are learning a lot of “what not to do next time” lessons.  That seems to be our forte — We know a lot about “what not to do” in a lot of areas.  I guess that is the life of beginning farmers.  It seems to be our lot lately. 

I spent a good portion of  the night laying in bed hashing over another “what not to do next time” lesson.  It pertains to baby goats who think the humans are its momma.


3 Comments

  • Carmen says:

    We are considering getting goats this spring. We are sure to have some moments like that, too. We plan on having a few does for milk. We’ll take them to visit the bucks when we want babies. Any tips on goat rearing? Do you use yours for milk?
    Thanks!
    Carmen

  • BethTN says:

    We have lots of “what not to do” tips for raising goats…I will have to share that in a post.
    yes…we are dairy goat people— the alpines are currently being bred back (we take them to a friend who owns alpine bucks) so we will be milking full time again in the summer.

  • Collin says:

    We’re also interested in getting a few goats this spring (does, for milk). And since we’re even newer to farming and goat-raising than you are, please post those tips when you get a chance. Any and all advice is most welcome!

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