Have you ever attempted moving ten goats in a two-stall horse trailer? Following is a small video of the Ranchette’s experience of moving ten goats in a horse trailer from one location to another. Just before this video was taken, we were required to pull Janie off of a fellow Ranchette, as she attempted to plow her over. It took all our strength to keep these goats in the trailer as they were loaded, one-by-one. There’s never a dull moment in a goat’s life!!!
Following is a post written by the Ranchette’s niece, Annie, on the family blog Freedom Farm. Annie wrote a wonderful article describing the unique personality of their family Australian Shepherd dog, Yoohoo. Our entire family is very fond of Australian Shepherd dogs and we have many funny stories to tell. Following is a humorous description of Yoohoo.
Yoohoo, our six year old comical pooch, was born on November 6, 2011. She is considered a blue merle Australian Shepherd dog because of her mottled patchwork of fur. We traveled to the breeder a few days before Christmas with the goal of getting a puppy for our five aunts. As you can guess, we not only got our aunts’ dog, Bronte; but we also got her bouncy, laughable sister, Yoohoo.
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The cats on our farm come to us in unique ways. Sarah found these two cats, Dusk and Dawn, at the side of the road. They were born to a stray cat and were found near death; cold, scrawny, and starving. We dewormed them, administered flea-control, and fed them warm milk and water solution. They both bounced back and are now reside amongst the other cats of the ranch.
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We, the Ranchettes, continue in the endeavors of raising fowl. Here are some of our recent activities related to this hobby.
1). Hatching the chickens and turkeys.
Recently, our baby goat “Cowboy” climbed up on top of his hay bin where he decided to play. His hysterical antics were caught on camera. This cowboy goat may be ready for the rodeo some day!!
This Spring we welcomed seven new baby Boer goats to our ranch. Following is a video and picture of one of these goats.
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This Thanksgiving, Sarah promised twelve people that she would raise home-grown, certified organic, hormone free, turkeys for Thanksgiving. She charged $3.50 a pound. This endeavor was a labor of love.
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At the Ranchette’s household, we eat farm-fresh chicken and turkey meat and eggs that have been ethically raised on our own ranch. Continue reading “Raising Poultry for Meat”
Following are pictures of the Ranchette’s farrier at work. He conducted his work in triple digit temperatures. When he was finished, both Dixie and Faah had brand new shoes to speak of!!
For more information on the qualifications of good farriers, go to American Farriers Association