A Crisp Cold Winter Morning Photographic Farm Tour Of HiBar Ranch

It is cold this morning:  Really cold.  It's in the low 20 degrees F. so all the water buckets are still frozen.  I've had to truck down water to all three barns.  The great news is all the new babies are doing well.  And, we had two new baby goats last night that are big … Continue reading A Crisp Cold Winter Morning Photographic Farm Tour Of HiBar Ranch

Snow Flurries & Frozen Water With Babies In The Barn

Yesterday started with a balmy 21 degrees here in the smokies at our farm.  The chores were less than ideal as when heading out I found that our water was frozen for the livestock barn.  All the water feeders were frozen up; buckets, rabbit's water bottles and even the water stand itself.  We have three … Continue reading Snow Flurries & Frozen Water With Babies In The Barn

Babies In The House ~ Keys To Successful Lambing & Kidding

It's 21 degrees this morning at the farm (Monday early morning).  The clouds are hanging low and frost covers our farm.  I am sitting by our wood cook stove warming, along with our new little critter, Princess Nicketti, whom our daughter has renamed "Lil Bean".  She is one of our newborn Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat … Continue reading Babies In The House ~ Keys To Successful Lambing & Kidding

The First Rule You Break In Farming Is To Never Bring Your Babies In The House

As we've been blogging, it's lambing and kidding time.  This morning we arrived to the barn with another baby kid goat; a little girl.  This is the time of year when the babies throw you unexpected curve balls. Our first doe this year stayed in labor and wasn't delivering.  We rushed her to the vet … Continue reading The First Rule You Break In Farming Is To Never Bring Your Babies In The House