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New Additions: Neve Ice

New Additions: Neve Ice

It’s now officially the first day of spring, and a perfect time to introduce you to the newest addition to the farm. Meet Castle Rock Neve Ice. Neve or Névé (pronounced nei-vei): Also called Firn. A snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed...
Spring Kids: The Goats Meet ‘Gulliver’

Spring Kids: The Goats Meet ‘Gulliver’

A couple of weeks ago we finally received more than five inches of rainfall, which helped to green up the goat pasture considerably. Suddenly though, the temperatures soared into the low 80’s over the weekend, which was a perfect opportunity for all of the goat...
Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part I

Bouncing Back Into Spring – Part I

Since the middle of last week sleep has become a rare commodity on the farm, as our 2014 kidding season has officially begun! By late in her pregnancy Castle Rock Royalia was looking like she was going to burst. Lia is the longest bodied doe in our herd, and until the...
How The Goats Saved Christmas

How The Goats Saved Christmas

A few weeks ago the goats overheard Farm Woman say that Christmas was cancelled! It’s been a hectic year, and already working on next year’s events and planting schedules, apparently she’s just too tired to muster up enough holiday spirit for...
We’re Expecting…Baby Goats Of Course!

We’re Expecting…Baby Goats Of Course!

In early October, Lotus, Lia, and Minnie were each bred to their respective dates for the season. Now with breeding season (hopefully) over we’ve been waiting, for approximately six weeks, to confirm pregnancies. There are a number of methods of determining...
The Slippery Slope…of Making Soap!

The Slippery Slope…of Making Soap!

Fall is breeding season for the goats, and our does have all been on their respective dates in the last month. We’ll be doing ultrasounds to confirm pregnancies very soon, and if everyone has settled, next spring we expect to not only have more baby goats on the...