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Disbudding update

anna with new kids on goat deck

Aurora has bounced back from her disbudding thanks to some TLC from Artemesia.

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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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Wow your goats are so cute. You make me think about having goats for just a minute before getting back to reality. :-)
Comment by Laura Wed May 4 14:04:49 2016
why did only one kid require disbudding? I thought all goats had horns. They are amazingly cute!!
Comment by tom Thu May 5 08:39:45 2016
Those baby goats are soooooo cute!!!
Comment by NaYan Thu May 5 08:59:35 2016

Tom --- Some goats don't have horns, but it's hard to breed for so-called polled goats because the trait can be linked to sterility. Both of our kids have horn buds coming in, but we chose not to disbud the male because his eventual owner preferred horns.

Laura and NaYan --- Yep, absolutely adorable. :-)

Comment by anna Thu May 5 12:22:34 2016

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