Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goat Coat/Blanket

 Dressed In Style
Goat coats are necessary if you live in an area that gets cold during the winter months. This winter strap-on blanket can keep your goat warm, happy and fit. Goat coats are a must for our goats in Alaska.

Many folks outfit their goat with a coat to preserve that show look and others just like to "dress" their goat up a bit. That's OK.

How To Get One
There are many websites that will show you how to make your own, but that usually involves some sewing, not my strength. Below is a tiny goat coat made from an extra large, colorful sock. I made that, not too difficult. The best way is to buy a quality coat that will not allow your goat to tie itself into a knot. I prefer Amigo Goat Blanket/Coat, proudly modeled by the goats pictured.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Raising Goats - Winter Housing

Goat Igloo
When the snow falls and the winds blow, you'll want to have a place for your goats to go. In the dead of the winter and 48" of snow, this nigerian dwarf made a daily path in the snow from the barn to her house. The igloo dog house works great in the summer and is fantastic in the winter. My goats, during the day, prefer their igloo over the boring goat barn.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Want BIG Aples on your tree?

How do I get big apples on my tree? 

It's easy!

1. Run a wire through the core of the largest apple you can get your hands on.

2. Cut the wire and bend remaining wire to form a hook.

There you are, a big apple on your tree. Do as many as you want and take lots of photos.