One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Roaming We Will Go

Who's that lurking in my wood barn?

Who? Me?  

Orion, with the wet ground, pulled himself free yesterday.  We caught him munching on tree bark in the wood barn. 


larkspur funny farm said...

Smart Orion... Does he just have one horn or is that something behind his head??

Kristina said...

He has 1 full horn and one half horn. He was a rescue, and was not de-horned properly. One grew back normal, the other, curves down to his head. We have it cut down each year to avoid growing into his head.

Sam I Am...... said... would grow into his head? What a terrible thing! Why do they de-horn them? So they won't hurt you? I know nothing about goats. Do you milk them? Make cheese? just curious. Also, are they hard to catch when they get out? Which are better to have...sheep or goats? Van you use goat hair for anything like you can sheep? Ok, no more questions...sorry...see what you atarted? LOL!

Candy C. said...

At least he wasn't eating the trees! LOL!!

Kristina said...

Goats are typically de-horned for their safety and our own. They can hurt other goats, and in our case, he's used his horn to rip out fencing. We have never raised sheep (yet), so I don't know which is better. Our goats are dairy goats and we love the milk. The billy goat doesn't wander far, but when the others get out, they just roam around eating grass. This year will be my first year to make cheese with our goat's milk. We do not shave our goats, so the hair is not like that of sheep. Hope I answered all your questions.