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Goat summer camp [11 Jul 2016|12:39pm]

This is the second year in a row that I've sent some of my adult goats off to a friend's house to do brush clearing in her backyard.

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Baby goats playing with the llama [27 Apr 2015|09:31am]

The llama is trying to participate in morning playtime with the goat kids.

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New Angora goat baby [28 Mar 2015|11:51am]

My first 2015 Angora kid is on the ground. She was born on Monday. I'm so pleased!

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Help save the Icelandic Goat from extinction! [03 Sep 2014|10:54am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Over in my journal I've written up a brief summary of about the struggles of Háafell, Iceland's only commercial goat farm and home to approximately half of the world's Icelandic Goats. Right now the farm is in danger of foreclosure and if that happens all the goats will be put to slaughter.


Stop on by, see some more goat pictures, and learn how you can help!

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Goats on a steel rainbow ribbon [20 Feb 2014|10:16am]

I just got this link this morning, and it is fresh this month:

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keep calm [27 Jun 2013|08:49pm]

internet needs more goat memes
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baby yawn [17 Aug 2012|01:09pm]

Is this thing still on? I feel a little bad for letting this community falter. I loved the idea of it and all. Anything to do with goats, really... but I don't do livejournal anymore and I never was good at socializing. Anyway, if there are anyone still subscribed please allow me to show you a two-day old baby goat yawning. PleasE? I love it. To bits.
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Colorado goat in doping scandal [14 Oct 2011|09:43pm]

And this made international news...

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RIP, Shrek the Sheep [07 Jun 2011|11:46am]


He lived to be 16 years old.
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Conclusion to the Medical Mystery [05 Jun 2011|09:06pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

I wanted to let you all know how things turned out with our little buck.  : )

The after I posted the scours cleared up. We still don't know what caused those, but this isn't our first kid to have a brief attack of diarrhea.
However. The nose swelling turned out to be an abscess begun by an infected injury inside his right nostril. It grew to be about three times the size of what it is in the photos I shared. We treated him with Sulmet and a doctor friend offered to lance it for us. There was a lot of yucky stuff in there! Once we got that cleaned out it began to heal. Little Nod is now recovering. He is still a bit weak from going through all that, so we're making sure to keep an eye on him.  : )

A big thanks to bighooves , sarahshevett , and reedrover for the advice and tips they shared!  That was very encouraging and helpful.  : )

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I am embarrassed [21 May 2011|03:56pm]

[ mood | stressy ]

I've been watching this community for a little while, and planning to post about my family's little herd (We have 12 goats, seven of them born this year).  I just hadn't got around to actually doing it yet.

I am embarrassed to say that the reason I'm posting today is for advice/opinions.  Our ~1 month old buckling, "Nod", is sick with something I can't identify.  My whole family are newbies to the goat scene, and there are no vets in our area who treat goats (We live in Alaska).
  So I'm wondering if you all could tell me what you think?  I would be very thankful for any information about this - my only references for goat health right now are Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, Hobby Farms: Goats, and Fias Co Farm website.  I could find nothing matching the little guy's symptoms.

The patient:
Nod is a mixed bread, la mancha-eared buckling.  He was born about a month ago and is a triplet. His mom is our herd matriarch and a very good mother.
The symptoms:
He has diarrhea, is weak and listless.  He does have a big appetite still, which is encouraging. Since this morning I've seen him drinking water, guzzling milk, and eating hay. However, after drinking he stands for a little bit with his head back, swallowing repeatedly.
His oddest symptom is a swollen nose.  (see below) I have seen no references to swollen noses anywhere in my medical searching, and it's really throwing me off.

Nod and sister Winken (for comparison)Collapse )

These symptoms were all first noticed today.  It is possible that they began yesterday and were not noticed at the night feeding. (*fail*)  Certainly if that is the case they were not as obvious last night.

The only thing I can think of is Tetnus.  He has not been vaccinated at all, but neither does he have any wounds that I can see. We haven't trimmed his hooves yet, neither has he been castrated or dehorned.  

Help! Any thoughts at all would be wonderful! 

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Mohair in Tajikistan [13 May 2011|09:13am]


The photos are lovely. The colored goats are *so* dark!
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Pets photo competition with £250 voucher prize for PixMania.com [22 Feb 2011|04:55pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are well.

I'm Lindsey and I represent an online contest community website www.showme.tv launched early 2010.

We are currently collecting entries in a photo based contest called 'ShowMe your pet photo snaps'. You can register and submit your photograph for free. Once the uploads deadline (11th March 23:59 GMT) has been reached there will be 4 weeks of voting where we encourage you to reach out to your friends and networks and ask them to vote for your photo.

The contestant with the highest number of votes will win a £250 voucher to spend at www.pixmania.com

You can find the upload link to enter this contest here http://www.showme.tv/contests/showme-your-pet-photo-snaps

If you have any questions about this contest or any element of ShowMe please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Services team on customerservices@showme.tv

Kind Regards,

The ShowMe Team

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Goats and horses [08 Sep 2010|08:17pm]

A little update on Magnethe's kids, Hans and Grethe. They are doing well and are big and fun, like goats should be. A couple of videos:

Someone left the gate to the goat fold open, so the goats and the horses got all mixed up.

Hans and Magnethe duelling

I never get tired of the goats.
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Goat stampede! [31 Aug 2010|02:01pm]

This is a video I took of the daily goat stampede at the Beacon Hill Children's Farm in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia. Every day just before the farm closes for the day, the goats "stampede" from their pen to their barn, where they have their dinner and settle in for the night.

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Behavior Correction? :P [19 Jul 2010|06:53pm]

I posted a while back, about my pet pygmy Elska. He's about 8 months old now. 
Happy Goat!

So, I have a question. Lately he has been rearing up and attempting to hump us! Is there any way to discourage this behavior? We've been taking him by the horns and putting his head on the ground while saying "No" (advice from a friend of mine), but it doesn't seem to be a huge deterrent for him :\
Any tips?
Thanks :)
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fairy tale [22 Jun 2010|07:28pm]

Did I mention that Magnethe's babies have been named? I can't remember.
In any case they were named Hans and Grethe. The Danish versions of Hansel and Grethel.
And I happen to be the one who named them (I finally got to name goats yay) so don't diss the names. I actually wanted to call them Luke and Leia, but that would have been too international for the playground.
I am currently recovering from (my hopefully final) eye surgery so I haven't seen them in a week and probably won't see them for another one. But here are a couple of videos of the cuties any way.
Hans, the boy, is the one with the black head. Grethe is brownie.

Quiet time with goats

Loud time with goats

Goats don't like rain

fun with goats and humans

They are a lot of fun, as goat kids often are. Grethe loves to jump up on my back and Hans loves to headbutt me in the side. They both love raisin treats.

Hope you all are well and that summer is treating all the goats to sun and happiness
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Taco consumes a thistle plant. [30 Apr 2010|11:42pm]


I'm always amazed at how goats can chow down on the sharpest, spiniest, most painful-looking plants in existence. She did eventually consume that entire plant, I just got bored of filming her, lol!
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Zazzle store [24 Apr 2010|01:35pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Hi Everybody, I just wanted to share my new Zazzle store featuring stuff with some of my goat art on it. It's nowhere near complete, I just started with this series of "cute" dairy (and Boer!) does. Will add more products and different goaty artwork over time. I ordered a Nubian t-shirt to test the quality, and it's pretty nice!

See my store at Zazzle!

My apologies to fans of Angoras, Kikos, Cashmeres, Pygmies and Nigerians (and any other breed!) I just haven't gotten around to drawing them yet, but I do hope to in the future. There will be different styles of art, too!

Thanks, I hope that someone reading this may enjoy the products and that this post doesn't seem spammy!

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Quick question [23 Apr 2010|10:06am]

Hey everyone! I introduced myself earlier (here) and as promised, I am back with a question!

I noticed Elska has been very dandruffy lately. I know it's not lice because he had that when we got him and we know what it looks like...It's also not moving, and basically is most definitely dandruff. :P I did some looking around online and the general consensus seems to be that this is normal when goats shed their winter coats. What do you guys think?

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