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🙋🏼Shannon
Hobby farm pursuits in WNY.
🌱 Vege & flower gardens🌻,
🍏🍒 Orchards and some goats too! 🐐
Learning as I go. 🎨Crafting when I can.

https://www.canterlily.com/blog/ourfirsttwogoats

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I love winters beauty!  I love the quiet and fresh air winter mornings bring!  As cold as my fingers get my heart warms up when I go out each morning to feed and check on my goats! 
#winter #iamcountryside #countrysideandfarmlife
Gilbert playing, isn't he cute?! He was a spunky monkey this morning.  I was disappointed that I didn't get my camera out fast enough to get him running around the pen and bucking. He needs a playmate that has his energy. Banyan is preggo and wants to lay and eat.

#playfulgoat #toggenberg #itsagoatslife #goats #countrysideandfarmlife #iamcountryside #goat #sillygoat #meetmygoatmonday
Gourmet for my goats!! 😆

I'm trying out grain-free, asked what to give on a goat forum and this is what replies I got... 17% alfalfa pellets, BOSS, veggies and (not currently in picture) beet pulp, split peas, other seeds, nuts and sea kelp. 
My goats are devouring it!! They approve!

Anyone else do grain free and if so, what do you provide?
 I'm hoping my milk does will still provide a good amount of milk. I'll find out after babies are born.  Btw, to feed this isn't as expensive as one would think. 1. The organic alfalfa pellets cost same as grain I was buying and I can get the BOSS and beet pulp at mill too for a decent price. 2. During the summer I can grow veggies in the garden for them. 3. They only get a small amount as they mostly get hay. 
Let me know what you're feeding, I'm interested!

#goats #grainfree #grainfreegoats #grassfedgoats #nigeriandwarfgoat #spoiledgoats #goat🐐 #agoatslife #goatfeed #goatsarefamily #familygoats
My most liked photos of 2018, which was my first year sharing my homesteading pursuits.  Over 2,200 likes altogether.  Thank you!

#2018 #2018bestnine #homesteadinglife #homesteading #goats #gardening #iamcountryside
A very happy goat!!
Check out my video stories to see him happily jumping! 😆

#agoatslife #goat #goatsofinstagram #toggenburggoat #happygoat #beingsilly #goats #goat🐐 #goats🐐 #goatlife
So I've been able to see the babies change position from day to day for several weeks but today I was finally able to see and feel them.. I think they were doing somersaults! 😍💕
She still has two months until due date! 😬 #banyanthegoat

#goatsofinstagram #babygoats #pregnantgoat #pregnancy #goat #nigeriandwarfgoat #milkgoat
#goats #agoatslife
I'm missing all that greenery, anyone else?! I can't wait for spring!!! This is a flashback to three months ago, on the day I brought home Gilbert and Banyan. 
Many things have changed here and I'm learning how to work with goats two opposite personalities, two different nutrition and food needs, have had to change how they were fed as the boy got very aggresive about hay in the shed.

Banyan is now only two months from delivery and though I have been noticing the babies moving from day to day, today was the first day I could visually see them moving and I was able to feel them too. I think they were doing somersaults!! I'll have to video them doing that! 😊 
Anyway, I'm having very bad spring fever!

#countrysideandfarmlife
#goats #agoatslife
#goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #toggenburggoat #summertime #springfever
Roofed hay feeder my husband and I made for goats.  Had to make an outside feeder as my wether was pinning my doe in shed corner while he ate the hay in there.  Now when he chases her away she just runs over to other side. 
Still need to make a catch tray underneath rack and put on something to protect roof wood.
#homesteading #barnyard #goats #goatfeeder #hayfeeder #nigeriandwarfgoat #toggenburggoat
Banyan eating from new hay feeder, we just have to finish the roof but I think Banyan already approves. 
Just a day too late for #meetmygoatmonday 
#nigeriandwarfgoat #itsagoatlife #lovemygoat #iamcountryside #countrysideandfarmlife #goat #homesteadinglife #banyanthegoat
When you're trying to get a nice picture of your dog and they just want to play! 😂

#englishspringerspanielsofinstagram #springerspaniel #springerspanielsofinstagram #springerspaniel #countrysideandfarmlife
Breakfast - Goat Milk Yogurt Bowl

#goatmilk #yogurtbowl #yogurt #breakfast
"Where's our treats mom"? Banyan and Gilbert looking for goodies.

#agoatslife #goats #goatsofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoat #toggenberg #countrysideandfarmlife #banyanthegoat