Monday, January 22, 2018

Congratulations to our newest customer in The United Arab Emirates

 On on their purchase of 12 Registered pygmy females and 4 Purebred Miniature Nubians.












Congratulations to Dicksie D of Port Saint Lucie, Fl

Congratulations to Dicksie D of Port Saint Lucie, Fl on her purchase of Amber Waves Black Knight. Thank you, Global Animal Transport for another excellent job shipping.



Luci Sue Arrives In Ohio January 2018

Thank you, Global Animal Transport for another excellent job of shipping of this pygmy doe kid on January 19th. From Rachel "All went well with pick up...she will be spoiled!!!"



Rare Grey/Tan African Pygmy Wether Just Listed For sale Hand Raised Bottle Baby

New Sales Listing - Smoore's - Registered African Pygmy Wether (Fixed Male), DOB: 12/12/17 VERY RARE GREY/TAN  color. Hand Raised Bottle Baby Can be picked up now or we can finish bottle feeding for an additional fee. Email for more information debbie@amberwaves.info


Just Listed 1/22/18 - Rare White Caramel Registered African Pygmy Doe Kid Hand Raised Bottle Baby

New Sales Listing - Tamara - Registered African Pygmy Doe Kid, DOB: 12/15/17 RARE WHITE CARAMEL color. Hand Raised Bottle Baby Can be picked up now or we can finish bottle feeding for an additional fee. Email for more information debbie@amberwaves.info


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Poisonous Plants to Goats

Poisonous Plants to Goats

When it comes to plants that are poisonous to goats, if you do even just a quick Google search on common poisonous plants (to goats) that might grow in your pasture or backyard, you're going to find a list similar to this: Weed-types: Bracken fern Buttercup Common milkweed (tansy weed) Foxglove Lantana Locoweed...


How To Care For Goats In Winter - Mranimal Farm


How To Care For Goats In Winter - Mranimal Farm

You made it through the summer and now the weather has started to get a bit colder. You may have noticed your goats' coats (ha ha) have started to get thicker. They are not out grazing as often as usual. And they are eating A LOT of hay.

How to use the deep litter method for all your livestock.

How to use the deep litter method for all your livestock.

If you are in a hurry and want to get right to the point, you can jump down below and read how to use the Deep Litter method to keep your animals warm in the frigid winters. I'm not gonna lie, in the winter it gets pretty cold in Northwestern Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Danville zoning laws: Changes would allow chicken, goat raising

Danville zoning laws: Changes would allow chicken, goat raising

DANVILLE - Chickens and goats, but not roosters, may be coming to Danville later this year if newly drafted zoning laws survive scrutiny from residents and city officials.City Planner Cole Jackson said the poultry part is the "most questionable" of proposed zoning changes that promote a variety of urban agricultural uses within the city.


Keep Your Goats Entertained and Healthy | Lone Star Farmstead


Keep Your Goats Entertained and Healthy | Lone Star Farmstead

Goats are very active farm creatures. They love to wander around, eat, lounge around chewing their cud, or finding stuff to head butt. They can be mischievous, especially when they are kids. Regardless of how much land you have for them to roam, they can become bored, but even more so if they have to be confined to a pen.


White Caramel African Pygmy Babies For Sale - First Kids of 2019

Triplets born January 6, 2018, two males and one female.  Both males are available as wethers.  Will be hand raised bottle babies.  Available for pickup at around 3 weeks of age or we can finish bottle feeding till weaned for an additional fee.  Rare White Caramel Color  Parents tested negative for CAE, CL and Johnes, come dehorned, fixed depending on age, lifetime support, registered, great 4H projects credit cards welcome.  Contact Us For More Information




3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Goat Barn

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Goat Barn

We built the cutest little goat barn (see our post, Building the Goat Barn). However, CUTE does not necessarily translate to STURDY ! Although most elements in our barn design are standing up well to our bouncy little goats, there were a few things that JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lambing & Kidding Time Webinar

Lambing & Kidding Time Webinar

Please join us for our Lambing & Kidding Time webinar as we will be covering a variety of topics to make sure your lambs/kids are off to the best start possible!

Speakers: Dr. G.F. Kennedy,  Dr. Jay Bobb,  Dr. Larry Goelz.
 
Agenda: 
  • Lamb & Kid Processing: banding, identification, CDT & Pen, iodine deficiency, sore mouth, tubing, colostrum, and milk
  • Ewe Health: retained placenta, mastitis, milk let down, prolapses, assisting lambing, lack of appetite
  • VFD's

When: January 8th at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time
Where: You can access from anywhere online.  After purchasing, we will send you the login information for the webinar. 

Webinar is free to Pipestone Shepherd's Club members!  Not a member yet?  Click here or call 800.658.2523 to learn more.

Not interested in all of the other Shepherd's Club features?  Click here to purchase access to this single webinar  for $20.

The webinar will be recorded with audio, visual and the powerpoint and will be sent out in an email after the webinar.
 

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold snap. With record low temperatures across the nation, and the East Coast preparing for a winter storm this week that forecasters are calling a "bomb cyclone," owners should also protect their pets from freezing temperatures.


Here's us at the pet store awhile bk!

Here's us at the pet store awhile bk! 🌼🐐 Bronzo always wants all the attention as u can see....he gets super jealous of his brother. Lol


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Keeping Livestock Safe from Poisonous Plants - Boots & Hooves Homestead

Keeping Livestock Safe from Poisonous Plants - Boots & Hooves Homestead

When we began our goat grazing/browsing venture, one of the first things I did was research. I wanted to make sure that we knew what the heck we were doing. Yes, goats are pretty incredible at clearing land. But how do we ensure we are keeping all of our livestock safe from poisonous plants?


For Sale - Gorgeous RARE brown agouti Registered African Pygmy Wether

Hand raised bottle baby, fixed, dehorned, show quality and ready for his forever home. Ship Worldwide, West Coast delivery possible for additional charge. Credit Cards Welcome, Lifetime Support  debbie@amberwaves.info or text only to  951-444-0074


Monday, January 1, 2018

Goat Diseases: Signs, Symptoms, & Testing From Home


Goat Diseases: Signs, Symptoms, & Testing From Home

I know. I shudder just thinking about it. We've been really fortunate to have very few goat ailments here on the farm. Goats are actually really hardy animals and if given the right diet and environment, can live a long, healthy life. What we don't want is a sickly goat.

How to Build a Goat Shed with a Loft Bed for Almost $0


How to Build a Goat Shed with a Loft Bed for Almost $0

My husband and I had made the decision to branch out from chickens and buy our first goat. Obviously, we were a little green about the whole thing because we only purchased one (and one goat quickly turned into 3.) But nevertheless, we made our journey to the farm where our precious Nanny goat (yes, I named her Nanny.

Space Requirements for Goats - The Free Range Life


Space Requirements for Goats - The Free Range Life

When we brought our first goats home, we lived on a 1.5 acre lot in a subdivision. We had a fenced back yard that was maybe 1/4 acre and that was further divided into yards for goats, chickens, and dogs.

What Do Goats Eat? Raising Goats | Homestead Handbook


What Do Goats Eat? Raising Goats | Homestead Handbook

By Homesteading What do goats eat? What should you feed your goats so they have the best nutrition? Find the answer to goat feed below in our Homesteading Handbook: So what do goat's eat? A goat's diet should be primarily high in fiber with foods such as green plants, hay, browse, and weeds.

Fencing for Goats and Small Livestock


Fencing for Goats and Small Livestock

Inside: Fencing for Goats: One of the four options may just be the perfect solution for you and your goats! Check out your options! This is one of many posts related to When we brought home our first pygmy goats, they lived among and around the horses but our horse fences did not keep them contained.

Dealing with Goat Scours


Dealing with Goat Scours

The old joke that goats will eat anything, even a tin can is not only incorrect but misleading. It leads us to believe that goats have stomachs of steel and can digest anything put in front of them. The truth is that a goat will "taste" many things; zippers on hoodies, pony tails, and much more if given the chance.

Anemia in Goats: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Anemia in Goats: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

It's that time of year when about every other search engine term bringing someone to my blog includes "goat" and "anemia." I guess that means it's time to talk about it again. I know I've talked about it before, but not an all-in-one post. It does seem like goats are very susceptible to anemia, the...


This is why dogs follow you into the bathroom. I never knew this!


This is why dogs follow you into the bathroom. I never knew this!

Having a loyal pup in the household certainly ensures an incredible amount of love from dog to owner, in a true "man's best friend" fashion. Understanding your dog is fairly easy and it's not hard to understand your pup wants to give you some delightful bits of love with kisses, but dogs can often behave in a more subtle manner as well.

With rising cost of veterinary care, pet health insurance worth researching


With rising cost of veterinary care, pet health insurance worth researching

Once again it is the time of year known as "Open Enrollment," when we can choose and sign up for a new health care plan for 2018. With our minds on health insurance decisions for ourselves and our families, it can also be an appropriate

Goat Milk Uses: 23 Genius Ideas to Utilize Goat Milk on Your Everyday Live


Goat Milk Uses: 23 Genius Ideas to Utilize Goat Milk on Your Everyday Live

What can you do with milk goats? I know some might be very familiar with goat's milk and put it to use right away. But for some, it is rather intimidating. So today I wanted to share with you over 20 uses for goat's milk.

Basic Baby Goat Care - Boots & Hooves Homestead

Basic Baby Goat Care - Boots & Hooves Homestead

It's kidding season for us. This year we have 18 mama goats who are expecting and things can get a little hectic. We try to allow nature takes its course, allowing the mamas to kid on their own and only get involved or intervene when they need the help.


Intricacies keeping goats chickens yard


Intricacies keeping goats chickens yard

You have a barn, you have a yard, you have multiple animals, and you need to maximize usage of your space - throw 'em all together and be done with it, right? Well, not necessarily.

Want to raise goats in Pismo Beach? There are new rules you'll need to know


Want to raise goats in Pismo Beach? There are new rules you'll need to know

If you've ever considered getting a goat, and you live in Pismo Beach, there are a new set of rules you should be aware of. The Pismo Beach City Council on Tuesday approved an amendment to city code that adds regulations for the raising of goats in the city.

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