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A friend for Aurora

Baby goats

Despite a niggling sense of deep disloyalty, we decided Saturday that Aurora needs a new friend. So I called up the folks who were disbudding their Dwarf Nigerians at the same time Aurora's little horns were being burnt off.

"Any chance you have a goat for sale?" I asked.

"We've got several," they answered. "Come on over Monday."

Life goes on. Today we're taking a trip to see how those little cuties look all grown up.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I have been reading Juliette de Bairacli Levy's book on natural farm animal care and came across the info on honeysuckle being poisonous to goats in large quantities. They love honeysuckle but shouldn't have much of it. I thought to pass this on and hope it helps.
Comment by Teresa Mon Feb 20 12:02:06 2017

Here's hoping you find the right buddy or buddies! Understand the underlying nagging feeling - but . . . now Aurora needs this

Comment by Jayne Wead Mon Feb 20 12:27:53 2017
How is Artemesia doing? I hope expanding your herd at this point isn't indicative of continued declining health. Still sending healing thoughts and hope your way.
Comment by Rae Mon Feb 20 12:39:44 2017

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