Contact

If you would like to ask questions about our farm, our vision, the animals or any other question, I would love to hear from you.  Feel free to tell me what you would like to read more about in my blog.  I always welcome constructive criticism to improve this site.  You can leave your questions or feedback as a comment on this page, and I will respond here if appropriate, or I will blog about it.

If you would prefer to contact me via e-mail you may do so at edenhills.perin@gmail.com

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105 Responses to “Contact”

  1. Kelly Murphy July 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Just a note to say I love your site. I look forward to seeing your posts while I am working (or should be). It’s a nice break to see photos of your lovely animals and read about your farm. I took my grand niece to a petting zoo and they had goats and sheep and I thought your blog. My goal is to live on a small farm like I did as a kid. I miss the animals. My hubby calls me “Ellie Mae” and won’t let me bring any more pets home till we move to the shore in MD.

    Thanks again for all your hard work on the site.!

    • Teresa July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

      Glad I can provide a nice break for you. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before I can be that petting zoo that kids get to come to and meet the animals. Thanks, Teresa

    • Foyd White May 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      I have question maybe you can help me with. We have a Billy that is 7 or 8 years old and he is not showing any sings of rut could he be to old. He has not been with any does for 2 to 3 years

      • Teresa May 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

        I honestly have no idea. Sorry.

  2. Sharon December 18, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Thank you for your kind offer to take DC, I think it would be a good placement for her, but you live in Iowa and we are in Southern TN and I don’t travel very well anymore, and then there is the problem with my o2. I have a range of about 2 1/2 hrs or so each way. Sandra is going to put my post on her blog, maybe she knows someone that I don’t! One can only hope!

    Have a great day now!
    Sharon

  3. Tracy March 7, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    I really enjoy reading your blog. You share some great information about your goats and I love your pictures. We have Nigerian Dwarf Goats and some of your posts have helped me better understand our little goats. As of now we only have two but maybe we’ll grow our herd soon.

    Keeping posting. I’ll check back with you soon.
    Tracy

    • Teresa March 7, 2011 at 10:08 am #

      I do post every day! I am so glad you’ve found my blog useful. Thanks.

  4. Pamela March 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    What a treat! I am glad you left me a note so I could follow it back to your blog. I love the little goats. We are shopping for some property so I can be the farm girl I want to be. Can’t wait.

    • Teresa March 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

      Glad you found me. It really is great living out in the country. I hope you have good luck finding your piece of land.

  5. leontien March 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Teresa,
    just a quick note… i don’t know how to follow you and i would love too!

    Thanks
    Leontien

    • Teresa March 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

      To my knowledge, WordPress doesn’t have a Follow button, but you can subscribe and get an e-mail notification of new posts. You can also send me a friend request on Facebook because my posts are linked there as well.

  6. fakingfabulous April 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Just a quick note to link you up to my blog. You can see pictures of the girls there and please know that you are MORE than welcome to stop in and see them anytime!
    Also – lovin’ your blog!

    Michelle

    fakingfabulous.wordpress.com

    • Teresa April 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

      Glad you like the blog. Hope the girls are good for you!

    • Ginger edge February 10, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Can I use olive oil if I don,t have corn oil?

  7. Connie C May 10, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Just found your blog and I adore all the information you have posted. I am in the planning process of a small farm and any advice would surely be apreciated….PLUS I adore new friends also.

    Thanks,

    Connie C

    • Teresa May 10, 2011 at 6:27 am #

      The best advice I can give is don’t rush. Make sure you have a place and equipment for the animals before you get them. Same with plants. Have the ground ready to plant before you get them. I’m glad you stopped by and hope you find some useful information. I’ll always try to answer any questions you have.

  8. Pat Horton June 28, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Teresa
    Please contact me.
    Pat Horton
    Account Clerk
    ISU Research Farms

  9. Pat Horton July 29, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    You should try making Peach Salsa. Yummy. I made some a few years ago and it was the gift to fight over at our Christmas gift grab. I even have made peach/tomato salsa to help use up tomatoes.

    • Teresa July 29, 2011 at 7:45 am #

      Never tried peach salsa. I did do tomato preserves last summer when I was swimming in tomatoes~my dad’s request!

  10. jen October 13, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    I would like to know how you got the different category buttons at the top of your blog… I would like to do that with mine. Thanks.

  11. Suzanne January 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Love your blog! Especially tonight…we have geese…by accident. My question is this. We have a grey goose, with a bump on it’s head. Does that mean it’s a male?
    Thanks!

    • Teresa January 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      Certain breeds have the bumps~African and Chinese~whether they are male or female. A better indication of gender is their stance. The males are taller with a loner neck and more upright.

  12. Dina Bailey January 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Would love to know how to get a pair of plyers and a supply of clips for entropian problems. We raise purebred Corriedales and I have had a couple of lambs come down with sore eyes this lambing.

    • Teresa January 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      I have my vets put the clips on because I’m not comfortable doing it myself. Hoegger Supply Company used to have them, but I can’t find them on their site now. Another thing to remember is that there is likely a genetic link. Do you have a new buck that might be the source?

  13. writerleerobertson April 12, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    Hi Teresa

    Very nice blog you have here. 🙂

    Have you been able to solve the WordPress commenting difficulties? If so, how?

    • Teresa April 12, 2012 at 6:22 am #

      In settings I changed it so people don’t have to leave an e-mail address. They can just leave that line blank.

  14. writerleerobertson April 14, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    I’ve done that as well. Hope it helps. Fingers crossed.

  15. kim dawson April 29, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my little Blog farm world 🙂 I engoyed looking at your blog.. I am trying to convince the hubby and father-in law (we share the property with them) that we need some goats and chickens. I want to be more self sufficient and teach our boys there are more ways to live than running to the store for things. We do have 3 Geese, 3 ponds, a huge garden, a smal orchid with apple trees, peach trees, grapevines, blue berries, black berries, muscadines, and pear trees. We have been canning for the past 4 years and I love it! I love having food right there when we need it and knowing where it comes from. I also love having all those vines to make pretty wreath decorations with in the fall 🙂

    • Teresa April 29, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      I do love life on the farm, and I couldn’t imagine ever going back to living in town. Thanks for stopping by.

  16. wendi May 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    hi my goat is young and got into our males pen and well… is pregnant and due anytime.
    she has had her mucus plug 2 days ago and if lossing it is there a problen when does she have a baby im worried! thanks.

  17. Shelby May 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    hi i am with goats but my goat hast never shown a sign of being in heat but she has started to swollen in the stomic and the udder im not shure if she is pregnate or not anny other tips to check if she is she is about 1year and 4 months old

    • Teresa May 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Sometimes they are not real obvious about being in heat when they are young. I assume she’s been with a buck. Sometimes you can see dirty sides when they’ve been bred. At this point, you can ask the vet to do an ultrasound. Otherwise, watch her udder, see if she is springing. Eventually you might be able to hear a heartbeat with a stethoscope. Keep a close eye on her.

  18. Jen May 24, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Good Morning. Just wondering about your Peafowl, do they stay in your yard or do they roam every where, what do they eat? I’ve always wanted a peacock on my lil farm, think it would be cool to watch one or two walk around here. Do you ship & sell your eggs, if so how much? Thank ya 🙂

    • Teresa May 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      I have mine penned. They were raised by me, so they had no fear of anything. When I let them out to free range one flew off and was later hit and killed on the road and one was immediately eaten by a raccoon. I have a 26 x 26 x 10 foot outdoor pen and their indoor space is about 15 x 30 with lots of rafter space to roost and planks to walk on. I’ve never sold my eggs, and I wouldn’t know how to mail them.

  19. The Iceland Experience June 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Hello, I’ve nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award, because I really like your blog 🙂 You’ll find more info about it in my post (http://theicelandexperience.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/296/)

  20. Brandi September 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Love your news

  21. kay dallas September 30, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I am so sorry about your beloved mushu!!! natural but still heartbreaking . i will say a prayer!

  22. Anonymous December 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Happy Christmas to you, your family, and your farm. Love from the UK.

    • Teresa December 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well.

  23. Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    This is cool. My grandparents have a farm with all the same stuff except for the berry bushes. I love helping.

  24. Veralynne Malone March 30, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Hi Teresa, I love your blogs! And the goats are so adorable. I don’t know if I could sell them either….anyway I hopped to your poetry blog. I too write poetry and have been wanting to add to my blog. I also joined dVerse. It is amazing how much more my world has opened up since I started blogging. Thanks and I look forward to updates from ALL your blogs.

    veradesigns.blogspot.com mypicturesonlife.blogspot.com

    • Teresa March 30, 2013 at 8:19 am #

      It really is a huge friendly community out there! Thanks for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment.

  25. tammy mccarter March 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I have a large old goat who has broken his back leg the upper part wondering about a sling a what is the best way to to get him up and down we have a splint on it . any help would be great.

    • Teresa March 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      I’m not sure. I’ve never had a goat with a broken leg. Your vet might have an idea on how to help him.

  26. ashley black May 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    I need goat advice! I bought a goat that was pregnant and i didnt know it!

  27. Marty Lucas July 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Standard veterinary care does not deal with viral infection well. That is when you need a non-standard approach. Should this issue arise again, please contact me and I can share with you what it is I do.

    • Teresa July 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      My herd is CAE positive. It will arise again.

  28. Umasankar October 26, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Hello, I have seen your blog and simply love the photograph of the windmill in the crimson back drop. I write poems and there is a poem I have written on a windmill inspired by one such photograph. quite some time back. I would like to know if you will permit me to use this photograph as a part of my picture poem.

    • Teresa October 26, 2013 at 7:13 am #

      I’m sorry, but I must say no. I won’t let anyone use that photo because it really is a symbol of my farm.

  29. kelly December 25, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    how long after they give birth do the have mucus coming out? My goat had a baby about 4 days ago and she still has mucus coming out

    • Teresa December 25, 2013 at 8:17 am #

      They will drain for several days (or even a week), and it depends on the goat. As long as she delivered a placenta and the drainage doesn’t smell bad (like infection) I wouldn’t worry too much as long as she’s acting well. You can always take her temperature to make sure she doesn’t have an infection, too.

  30. Christa January 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Hi! I am on my second year of kidding. I was raised with goats, but finding that having my own herd is far different! We share a billy with my brother in law so I am not on site to monitor the activity. I took two does to him that were coming 2 year olds and they bred quick as they are both close to kidding now. I had two young does that i kicked in with him when they were 5 months old, now I know that is said to be too young. I had them with him for two months. I have no idea if they are bred or not, how do young ones show? Last year when my now older nannies were just babies having babies they stayed at the farm where the billy is until they were about due, so i did not get to watch them grow and change..now it seems that since i watch them so close, its hard to see that they are getting any bigger. Any help?

    • Teresa January 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      That is definitely too young to breed. If they were with a buck they are most likely bred. It’s very difficult to tell if they are bred by looking at them. The signs would be the same as an adult. Good luck.

  31. gopinath February 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Hai i am from india gopinath, i like ur site details

  32. Sara Ewen March 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Your info on the development of fetuses was very helpful. I have my first doe ready to kid in June and though I’m excited, I’m nervous as heck. At 3 yrs old, this will be a first time for both of us. Thank you!

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Glad you found it interesting. Good luck!

  33. Anonymous April 2, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    our goat had triplets 5 days ago. could the mother still have another baby after this long?

    • Teresa April 2, 2014 at 11:56 am #

      I’m not sure why you would think there is another. It is possible. Did you reach in and feel for another baby? Did she deliver a placenta? Is she acting normal and healthy?

  34. Betsy Palmer Wates April 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    I have an addiction to waterfowl! I just had a goose egg hatch and I am confused as to why is has a brownish beak. The mother is either white Chinese or Embden and the gander is white Chinese. As I am typing this, it isn’t even 2 hours old and is still in the hatching box. Now my embden female is broody but I also have 8 goslings that are 3 weeks old from a hatchery. The embden female thinks they are hers and is letting the goslings pile up on the nest of eggs under her. Have you ever seen a goose act like this before?

    • Teresa April 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      It’s not uncommon for the geese to fight over who gets to raise the babies. They can drive you nuts. It might be that you have one that isn’t purebred that is now giving you an odd colored beak.

  35. Foyd White May 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    And he is with does now

    • Teresa May 7, 2014 at 6:46 am #

      I reallly am no help. My experience with animals is that the hormones rule even when they are old, but it might be that he is too old. I have no idea.

  36. rookierancher May 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I came across your blog looking for pregnancy info on goats. I have a goat CSU who has kidded before, all my other goats have kidded out by March 2nd. She was the last one bred, She is going on 157 days and still no signs of starting labor. She is huge we are either expecting triplets or fully grown goats! At what point should I be getting concerned? Thanks

    • Teresa May 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

      I’ve had goats that I thought were due that didn’t settle until the next time around, making them three weeks past when I thought they were due. If you are absolutely certain of the due date, you can use a lubricant and gently check to see if her cervix is open. If not, don’t worry as long as she’s still eating and acting well. If the cervix is open, she might need help delivering due to bad positioning. If all else fails, you can have a vet check to see if she’s open.

  37. Christopher Garneau December 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Hello – Not sure how i stumbled across your blog but I just wanted to tell you that one of my goats, a Nubian wether, had the same thing happen to him last summer – the bladder stones. He almost died as well and was rushed to Tufts in Mass for emergency surgery. It’s especially common in males who were wethered at a young age as their urethra has not grown proper size and they can’t pass the stones. Best prevention is never giving any grain ever. especially to males who were wethered at a young age . but always grass grass grass and low grade grass / hay too. unless they are emaciated they should have no alfalfa or anything leguminous. best of luck ! xchris

  38. Tracy Hopper January 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I would like to discuss with you the possibility of purchasing rights to use a photo I found on your blog…please contact me soonest. Thank you!

  39. Doris Jarvis January 28, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    I would love to make this receipe I’m just starting out.
    How many bars does this make. Can I cut it down to half. I also have a mold that makes 3lbs of soap. How can I calculate that.
    Thank you much appreciated. I also like how you put if you want to add honey or oats.
    Doris

    • Teresa January 28, 2015 at 10:23 am #

      I don’t change a recipe because you have to have specific amounts of fats, lye and liquid. This recipe makes 8 pounds. There are other sites that would have a “lye” calculator.

  40. Justin April 14, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Great Photos!!!
    I’m making a graphic for a series on Jacob for my church. There’s a bit in the story of Jacob about spotted goats, and I’d love to use an image from your “To Be Young Again” post. May I have your permission? The image size on your site is plenty big enough.

    • Teresa April 14, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

      I have sent an e-mail response.

  41. Steven Kaiser May 11, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    I would like to use your spread sheet and word edition of your breeding form. Please email me the word and excel templates at your convenience. Jan and I are only just beginning our adventure in goats and truly appreciate your words of experience and trials.
    Steve

  42. amy peck August 2, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    Hey Teresa,
    I have a question, do you know if black oil sunflower seed help in the prevention of white muscle disease? One of my 4- H kids says she gives her goats which are Nigerian Dwarfs 1 cup twice a day in their feed. I never heard of this and thought it interesting. Have you heard anything about this? I’ve raised goats for 12 years and I’m always learning.

    • Teresa August 2, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      I have no idea. Sorry.

  43. eliza marie August 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi i am curious if i sent you a picture of my 1 female she looks pretty big but she is only 6 1/2 months old which she shouldnt be pregnant but she was bred probably before i got her so i dont really know if she was bred. But it looks like she is getting a very very small barely noticeable buldge around her teats but i am not sure. If your could text me or email me so i can send you a photo of the doe.

    • Teresa August 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

      I can not possibly tell you if your goat is pregnant by looking at a picture. While it is possible for goats to breed at a very young age, it is also possible that it is a normal sign of “puberty.” If you really think she is bred, I would recommend contacting a vet because she would be very likely to have difficulties giving birth.

  44. Lynn E. Komula September 1, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    My neighbor bought a goat on March 17th, it was said to be pregnant, first time. It has now been 169 days, she seems fine her udders get bigger everyday. Absolutely no sign of mucus, last week while I was visiting her she did seem like she was baring down with her whole body, she even had her eyes closed during a push. It lasted about 2 minutes, first & only time I’ve seen it. I watch her from my couch with bionaculairs. I worry about the kid being dead inside & it killing her. I’ve descused this with her owner, he said she is fine. Do some goats go into the 170 day range & I don’t even know how pregnant she was when he bought her. Neither does he, this situation has me so upset, I wish people wouldn’t get involved with animals and then let it come down to “what ever will be will be” that is wrong. Thank you for any help at all, I want to choke my neighbor.

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

      Like humans, the gestation period is an approximate with some going early and others later. I don’t know what the extremes would be. A typical gestation period would be 150 days.

  45. Tonia Tinius September 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Teresa, what a nice surprise! So glad there will be a pumpkin patch close to us and to bring my grandchildren out. Can’t wait for October…..will see you then!

    • Teresa September 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

      Look forward to seeing you there!

  46. Margaret October 4, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    I could not find photos on Facebook do I have to be a friend of your to find them? Not too ofay with Facebook.

    • Teresa October 4, 2015 at 7:01 am #

      If you click on the link, it should take you directly to my farm FB page, which is public. Or here is the link to the album. HERE

  47. Davis October 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Hi! Really nice posts you have got here!
    I’d like to ask, how do you get the juice from pumpkins for making wine?
    Thank you! 🙂

    • Teresa October 6, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      You are not using juice. You grate the pumpkin in water and strain it before it goes into the secondary fermentation vessel.

  48. Helen Grumbles October 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    Hi there! Can you please tell me what kind of rooster it is that is pictured in your Jan17th, 2012 post? We have adopted a stray rooster that looks just like the one in your picture from that post. Thanks for any help you can offer!

    • Teresa October 6, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      I am really sorry, but I don’t have time to scroll through that many years ago. If you comment on that post, I can find it easily. I’m guessing it is one that is a mixed breed based on the date.

  49. Bertie November 6, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Teresa, I read your blog first thing every morning. Love hearing about all your projects and your lovely animals. If you switch to another address, Iet us know and I’ll certainly follow. Good luck with figuring this out.

    By the way, with your permission, perhaps you recall, I’ve done a terrific painting of you and your goat, which I will send to you as soon as it’s freed up from a long-term exhibit at a local office park, Domino’s Farms.

    • Teresa November 6, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Oh! I believe that’s my Joe. How exciting! Thank you.

  50. Alixandrea Gilliam February 22, 2016 at 12:33 am #

    I would like to know if you would want to feature my Etsy on your blog? I grew up on a goat farm and love to paint goats! https://www.etsy.com/shop/thetrinketcollection?ref=hdr_shop_menu

    • Teresa February 22, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      I don’t do that.

  51. Maddie February 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    Dear Teresa,

    your posts are lovely I love seeing pictures of all your goats 🙂
    I just started raising dairy goats this summer and so far I have
    loved it! I do have a question though, I have a doe who is due
    March 1, today when I went out for barn chores was a long
    strand ( about 3 inches ) of yellow/white mucus, is this her plug?
    If so how long till she has them? She hasn’t bagged up yet, but
    it’s kind’ve cold here.

    • Teresa February 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      It could be. It might just be discharge. Even if it is her mucus plug, it’s not a clear indication of when she will have the kid(s). Sometimes when the weather is cold they don’t make as big of a bag. Keep a close eye on her, and good luck.

      • Maddie February 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

        Ok thanks for responding so quickly 🙂 Your info is so helpful.

  52. Maddie March 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    My goat recently gave birth to a baby goat with weak back legs, I gave him 1/2cc of Bo-Se today, I was wondering if I need to give him more on a regular basis?

    • Teresa March 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

      I don’t remember for sure. I believe it is one that you can cause problems if you give too much. I would consult with your vet.

  53. Jenny Matlock March 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Hi. Tell me how the Friday hunt works? I’d like to join you but I’m a little unsure. Thank you.

    • Teresa March 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

      Sent you an e-mail, or you can see the new page I added on my navigation bar.

  54. Jack Green March 21, 2016 at 10:36 am #

    I do like your site; it’s nicely laid out and functional. Looks great! I’m not up to running a website yet, maybe next year but, we are on facebook as G Rocking G Ranch. We’ve been kidding for 3 years and just taking pics and storing them in folders by mama doe and birthdate. I started pasting them into WORD docs and thought perhaps EXCEL might be the way but, after looking at your pdf, I think I’m going to use your idea. We raise Spanish Meat Goats in West Texas. Thank you very much for posting like you do; it helps an old guy like me to make some sense of records.

  55. deb April 10, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi! Just read your post about having a CAE positive herd. How are your goats doing? We were just told after being sure that arev2 girls we were both just bred were exposed to CAE when they were newborn in the colustrum they had. I tested positive 1 negative. The negative doe had a healthy baby buckling 2weeks ago. The positive doe is due in about a week and is separated from the other doe and her baby. All this separation stuff is just going to be difficult. What do you suggest and also should we let the new baby\s nurse from the CAE positive mom! They are pets first milk production 2nd. I will not cull tthem unless they are suffering and appreciate any insight you can give me !
    Thanks …deb

    • Teresa April 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      Deb, I have done nothing to prevent CAE because I already had an older herd that were all related, feeding their own kids. I assume my entire herd is positive. That being said, I have two goats that are 12 1/2, two that are 10, one that is nine, four that are 8 and on down. It does cut milk production, but I’ve also bred a lot of Boer into my herd, and they don’t milk well. I have lost some to the wasting, but I’ve lost some to kidding and old age. For me, CAE is not a big deal. I freeze milk to help if I need to bottle feed. I try to keep them healthy and not stressed. Most of my kids go into the food chain, and I do try to remember to tell people who want to buy them as pets/breeding stock about CAE, but I don’t think it is that big of a deal.

  56. Marien Lovett April 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    We have had goats for 20 years and just love them! Your site and your photos are so fantastic. The photo of the white goat eating some leaves made me smile so much.

    My question is this: we take our 4 alpine goats down to our lower yard to graze, but we have surprise lilies there. One goat just wants to eat a ton of the foliage, but we do not know if it is toxic. Please let us know!

    • Teresa April 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

      My goats have never touched my surprise lilies. It is my understanding that the entire plant is poisonous. Fias Co. Goats (google it) has a page on what is and is not poisonous to goats. That would be a better place to check.

  57. Anonymous July 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    Hi Teresa! I love reading about what’s happening on your farm and seeing your charming photos! I accidentally found you a year or so ago trying to google a local winery in the Dallas area with the same name. I feel like I know you and I grieved with you when you lost some of your precious goats recently. God bless you!

    • Teresa July 31, 2016 at 7:44 am #

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoy visiting. Losing the animals is the hardest part of farming.

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