A blog about the day to day life and happenings on an 80 acre goat farm in Kansas called Shiloh Prairie Farm. News and information on goats and farm life also!
They look happy enough. I suppose the coats keep them warm. The ground looks barren, what do they eat?
Hi Grandpa! I keep prairie hay out for them to eat through the winter. It is grown and baled on our land. I also feed some alfalfa hay (or alfalfa pellets if I can't find the hay) to does that are nursing kids. I have to buy that off the farm since we only have fescue and prairie grass growing here on this farm but the alfalfa really helps them to produce more milk.The goats also get some grain, topped with a handful of Black Oil Sunflower seeds. I also keep molasses based protein/mineral tubs out in the winter, especially the last month of the doe's pregnancy. They do love to browse though and love to eat on the cedar trees and browse around the pasture even in the winter. For shelter they have 3 sided sheds but if the weather gets too bad we will hang blankets on the front of their sheds. I would LOVE to have a big barn with a milk room someday though! :)
Great picture!It is wonderful to look out and see the goats in the field! It looks like you all are way closer to winter than us!
Wonderful water shot! I love the peacefullness water brings to me.
So soothing... What I love about farm life!
This would make a lovely Christmas card.
So beautiful! I am so happy this year that my goats now have a lot more room to browse.
Great picture with the pond!
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