Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1.21.10 Burrow Bucklings

Our Wednesday trip for the bucklings was smooth and enjoyable and we made it hope with two wonderful little fauns. Our goat girls were 3 months old when we got them and much bigger and wilder than these tiny bottle babies. There's only a days different in ages but the size difference is huge. The little black one attached to Nik as soon as we took them out. Their names are Frodo and Nigel and if things go as planned we will never need another buck, they have completely unrelated mothers and fathers. Of course, things going as planned can be a bit tricky but we'll see.

We're so thankful to Ages Ago Acres http://www.agesagoacresnubians.com for these little gifts. I can attest to the health and happiness of these babies and, after meeting Susie and her daughter I have no doubt that every member of the of their herd and family is as healthy and happy. Thank you so much!


The newest additions to the Burrow family
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Frodo
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Nigel
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Aside from feeding the babies and the everyday stuff we're working on getting more pens built. The roosters are going to need a pen each for when they have hens and then we may need a new chick pen or two. A few years ago we added good chicken wire around the whole bottom of the chicken pen but we' don so many things since I'm not sure if it will still hold them.

We also need to get the larger rabbit hutch built. I brought Juniper to the porch when the weather was so bad because her water was freezing solid within minutes. She's very happy here, being the nosey Bun she is, but she needs more room and the porch smells like rabbit pee *~* I also want to get her a companion so they'll need a huge hutch to live well.

About 2 weeks ago, i think, I time traveled to the future and brought home an incredibly exciting device which has made life so very much easier and, with it's futuristic powers, has even given us more time and space ! It's called a portable dishwasher and is just an amazing thing. When the dishes are dirty we rinse them lightly and put them in the washer, every two to three days I roll the washer to the sink, hook it up, turn on the water, plug it in and 30 to 45 minutes later out dishes are returned to us clean !! seriously, the dishwasher is a wonderful thing and has given me more time and counter precious space :)

And Now I'm off to feed the babies :)

3 comments:

Linda said...

Those guys are sooo cute! And I LOVE my dishwasher!

JoyceAnn said...

They're so cute , with those long ears. Hope everything goes as planned.

~ Be Blessed ~

Jj Starwalker said...

Love your new Nubian babies! I would love to have a goat or two eventually... but with no housing and no fencing it will be a while. Ditto for hens... but I do enjoy reading of your adventures.