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  1. Alaskan

    Nigerian Dwarf milking issues

    I second all that mini said... Also, especially if you can't talk the kid into nursing on the right side, or not much on the right side... milking twice a day is important. If the unused side isn't stimulated a bunch, it will not produce as much as it could... and might even dry up.
  2. Alaskan

    Goat collars

    I just used dog collars... If you tie the collar up tight against a fence... and then hobble the back legs .. they are pretty stuck... There are a bunch of cool YouTube videos on restraining goats...
  3. Alaskan

    Llama Love

    Howdy! Welcome to BYC! Do you shear them and spin the wool?
  4. Alaskan

    Help me decide, two goat options

    Will she let you milk them?
  5. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Indoor pool? And indoor tennis? Indoor BBQ???? Uh...uh..... His and her house halves???? (Wait no... that means a 7k one person house..) Oh!!! Wait!! Now I know!!! His and her house halves PLUS wood storage, indoor forge, wood working room, indoor riding arena, horse barn, pigeon loft...
  6. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    See? You understand! How in the world could I pass up stuff like that!!!
  7. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Ack! That would drive me crazy!!! I am now banned from doing dump runs... the kids or spouse have to go... Because usually I would come back with more than I hauled away. :hide
  8. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Actually knew someone that built a really nice 2 bedroom cabin 100% from the dump. Great stuff in there.
  9. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Most recyclables have to be shipped to Washington state...no joke.... Metal, even with the shipping, makes a few cents a container, so that is encouraged... :lol: We do try to be super careful about toxic stuff...batteries and oil... actually, I am not sure what they do with that stuff...
  10. Alaskan

    TripleShareNubians 2021 kiddings and more

    Yeah, fantastic genetics, sure would be great to get more like her.
  11. Alaskan

    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Settling into winter: Pond coop with 2 feeder pigs, pond is the middle flat area: Bantam coop with my bantam flock, all made from junk, some of the building supplies were literally scavenged from the dump, still holding strong though after a few years of use: the large building behind is the...
  12. Alaskan

    TripleShareNubians 2021 kiddings and more

    Lovely udder and looks like easy to milk teats!
  13. Alaskan

    How many goats do I need for milk for one family?

    Huge x2. ND teats are tiny, tiny things. Large teats are easier to milk... at least for my family. And milk production is ALL OVER THE PLACE with goats... kind of hard to know sometimes exactly what you are getting. Some goats dry up after only a few months of production, others can milk...
  14. Alaskan

    Baby goat has lice

    Sounds like a good idea to me.
  15. Alaskan

    Cow Limping - Breeding Injury

    Well, can you separate them? She needs to have feed and water close so that she doesn't have to walk much, and no bull so she isn't bothered.
  16. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    What a story. :th
  17. Alaskan

    Alaskan's Journal

    That it is! Need to have some downsides or the place would get all peopled up! :D
  18. Alaskan

    Alaskan's Journal

    I don't like the way our well water tastes... but the well next door has better tasting water.... :idunno We kept busting stuff... Then eldest kid got home and said that BOTH sides of the car scraped the berms as he drove up... :eek: Which means I called and arranged for a front loader to...
  19. Alaskan

    Alaskan's Journal

    My bantam Wheaton Ameraucana.. And yes! They eat their beards! Other than that though... sure are pretty.
  20. Alaskan

    Central Virginia Newbie. Planning for turkeys, pigs, and sheep.

    Oooh.... you could get crafty... Make barbwire snowmen, barbwire wreaths....
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