Category Archives: Goats

The 2011 Mountain Harvest Organic Farmers

For those of you readers who eat our food or are interested in the happenings on the farm; meet the crew who will be on the farm growing the food and tending to the chickens and pigs for the 2011 production season. We will be working very hard this entire season seeding, transplanting, hoeing attempting […]


We chose to use electrical fencing to contain our goats and horses.  The problem with electrical fencing is that it frequently needs maintenance; fixing wire that has stretched too much, cutting away trees and brush from the fence line, and cutting down the weeds underneath the wire so that it the electrical current is not shorted […]

Disbudding Day!

Spiffy’s baby #1 after disbudding Spiffy’s baby #2 after disbudding Disbudding is where one uses a really hot electric “disbudding iron” to burn around the kid goat’s horn bud. We put the baby goat in a box so that we can hold its head still during this process. We first shave around the horn buds […]

New Babies!

Ginger’s Baby Girl Spiffy’s Boy #1 Spiffy’s Boy #2  Each year we reconsider whether we should be raising goats for milk. And then the babies are born, and they are ever so cute, so we keep doing this year after year.  Just today, Ginger’s girl was trying to nurse on our guard dog, Harvey, and it was […]