Archive for June, 2008

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Meet Maggie & Matilda

June 30, 2008

These two yearling heifers are the start of our Dexter herd, and were purchased from Willamette Valley Dexters on June 25, 2008.   The long range plan for them is to be family milk cows.

Maggie is out of Wolfmere’s 2K and Celestial Eclipse.   She was born June 21, 2007.

Matilda is out of Wolfmere’s Cayenne and Celestial Eclipse and was born June 15, 2007.

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Welcome to our Ranch!

June 30, 2008

Ok, so maybe the word “Ranch” is a little ambitious for our just less than 5 acres.  But we all have to start somewhere right?

Our “ranch” currently consists of a eight chickens,  six Nigerian Dwarf goats and two yearling Dexter heifers that just arrived a few days ago.   If our four year old daughter had any say in the matter we would also have horses and ponies, but those can wait until she is old enough to help with their care.

My goal for this blog is to track the going’s on at our little slice of heaven on earth, and to present links and articles of interest related to Nigerian Dwarf goats and Dexter cattle.