This week at the Lake, Oh farm

We had no idea we bought a lakefront property in North Dakota. Haha, did anyone else get a surprise lake? The ducks and geese love our front yard lake. It has been so fun to watch them out in the yard, enjoying this weather. I am so thankful for the moisture we have gotten. It has been so needed.

The bottle feedings are going great, and the babies are getting so big. A few have been picked and will be going to new homes once they are weaned. Some babies are now down to one bottle a day, and I can’t believe how fast this time is flying. Soon they will be out running around in fields playing and jumping.

It has been wonderful to watch as the first two goats we bought on this farm had babies, and now the two girl babies we had born here have had their babies, so they are two of the girls we milk each day. Watching these two girls go from tiny babies into moms has been exciting. Of course, they are still as naughty as ever and still act like little bottle babies, but we love them so much, and we are so excited to keep their two daughters and watch the cycle continue. The ten livestock guardian puppies we had born six weeks ago have been training with the birds, baby goats, and the kittens. They have been doing great, and in a few short weeks, many of them will be going home to start training with the livestock they will be watching over. A few of the puppies will be staying on the farm, and we will be used with our animals as well. We love the mix of breeds we have, and we are excited to have a few more pens with amazing guardian dogs. Our dairy is growing, and we are so excited for our future. We have big plans, and slowly they are starting to look like they will be able to happen. The years ahead of us will be full of hard work, but it will be gratifying. Milking eleven goats and seeing the amount of milk we are getting has been incredible. Once we wean the goats, the total amount of milk can be used for the soapery or our cheeses and just for us to drink. We will be able to do so much with this milk. For many of our goats, this is the first time they have ever been milked, and they are not giving as much as we would like, but they are doing great, and we will keep working to improve the amount our goats give us. I have several goats who are mini Nubians, which is a primary reason our amount is lower than it could be, as they do not give as much as a full Nubian. But these are many reasons we bred these goats to the Billie’s we did to help the future lines make more milk. I need to buy some more prominent producers, which will help us out in the future.

See you Next Week! Our contact info is Julia Pugh 701-228-4425. Find us on FB, IG & Tiktok & our YouTube channel.

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