Friday a box that I had been waiting on arrived, the delivery man told me he was surprised at how heavy it was.
Inside were my supplies for the goats and sheep. They kids and lambs are due to arrive at the end of the month so the supplies got here just in time.
The goat minerals are in the back. Last year I had problems with copper deficiency as the mineral the local feed store sold just wasn't cutting it. A bag of ammonium chloride for urinary tract health.
Milk filters, a strainer, cleaning soaps, and storage caps. If I can get enough milk I want to try and make some cheese this year. This gear will allow me to store and freeze the milk until I get enough for the recipes.
An ear tattoo kit for the kids ears. I got my number from the American Dairy Association last week so I got the impressions ready.
A dehorner to burn away the kids horn buds. I'm not looking forward to doing this but a friend of mine will be coming over to teach me how to do it correctly.
Udder balm, disinfectant, and wash to make sure the milking goes well. I have never milked anything before so this should be interesting.
The teal ball to the left can be used to clear little mouths and noses, the red nipples can attach to the clear bottle or to plastic pop bottles. Some drench and vitamin paste for the newborns.
My thermometer stopped working so a new one was needed. I'm happy to finally have some activated charcoal as my goats have made a habit of eating plants that could prove to be poisonous. Last year thay ate some rhubarb and I had to give them crushed charcoal, not very easy to get into their system. I ordered some needles that are shorter than the ones I got last year, I hope this makes the shots easier to administer.
Everything gathered together, I'm ready to go!
Silly as it may seem this is my favorite purchase, a bin to hold their minerals and baking soda. Everything I have put up for the so far has been broken or spilled, I hope this changes things.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.