Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More Mouths To Feed

With a few goats in the pasture, a Llama and a dog protecting them, a pet pot belly pig, and dozen or so chickens running the yard I was content.
I don't need to raise and sell 3 to 5 hundred chickens a year anymore. I don't need to buy, raise and sell a hundred or so goats a year anymore. It's not that I did not like it, it was the feed cost. We went from a $500 a month feed bill to $80. I found the profit margin is the same same selling big or small. The bigger you are the more you have to sell and the harder you have to work but you still make the same per animal.

Got off track there, Contentment cannot last long around here. The wife adopted two more mouths to feed, literately.
My mom and Dad raise Boer goats and I raise Dwarf Nigerians. One of his goat mommas decided to reject these two little things and they don't have the time to care for them. So, the wife said she would do it. Now they are sitting in a playpen in the kitchen.

This is nothing new, we have bottle fed many babies over the years, but for some reason I thought those days were over.

I do have to admit it is nice to have new live on the Mini Farm again.
          

14 comments:

  1. Hard to say "No" to something that stink'n cute. Ask me how I know this...had one in the kitchen this past spring.

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    1. I understand Carolyn, it seems like we have to feed one or two every year.

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  2. Those two little ones are mighty cute! And I agree, there is something nice about having farm babies around. It's a reminder of all things in life renewing and continuing and that you are a part of the big picture.

    Lana

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    1. Lana I think that is why I keep doing it.

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  3. Cute! You gotta admit, having those kids around makes it feel like spring!

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  4. AWWW! How cute!!!! Have fun with them, they grow up too fast ☺

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    1. But Kelly, they never leave. I still have some running around that we saved three years ago.

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  5. You might as well give up. It is just going to happen whether you like it or not, lol.

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