Baby Goats, Honey Locust, Edible Ostrich Fern YCH#25

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After getting this adorable 8 week old Dwarf Nigerian goat, we had to learn fast.  He was supposed to be weaned.  However when my son went to pick him up he noticed him sucking the fingers of the man selling him.  When we got him home, he wouldn’t eat, but he would nuzzle for milk.  So we decided to bottle feed him a while in addition to hay and goat good. I also discuss what to do with baby goats:  how to get them tame, bottle feeding vs attention,  what to look for and what is normal, castration methods, dehorning, and when to separate from the mother. My son reminds me he is not a dog.  I want him to be tame like a dog.

Artichokes and asparagus  

 

I also talk about artichoke, which I repeatedly call asparagus.  I did talk a little about asparagus too.

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 I talk about honey locusts

We discuss honey locust trees and why they are great for the homestead.  They are good mulch for homesteader, good fodder for animals and wonderful wood for fence posts and such.  But will they grow where I live. These are pics of my  2 varieties and one ready to flower.

Hop teas as medicine

And we talk about hop teas as medicine.  Good for all kinds of ailments, especially for menopausal symptoms.  And much safer than hormone replacement therapy.

 Ostrich fern

We also discuss ostrich fern – a wild edible.  I loved eating this in Hawaii and you have to be careful as there are inedible look a likes.

 And as always farm updates.

Spring is in the air and here are pics of 3 baby cardinals on a gardenia tree by my front door.

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