Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

Two…The Next Step

Two…..two are a pair……a couple……a set of twins……a pair of socks…..the usual number of hands, feet, legs, arms, eyes, ears……and mouths.  Let that sink in for a moment………..mouths????


GREAT BIG NEWS!!!!  The farm is growing by two mouths!!

March 2015

Two young Spanish Goat kids will be coming home on Monday, April 6th.  They are both males….wethers…which means they will be castrated by the time they join the farm.  One of the boys has been bottle fed, the other, nursed.  One is black, and one is brown….both are extremely cute!!

March 2015

The herd that our kids were bred into are not pastured…they roam around and eat down the brush on 252 acres….then come home every night to the barn.  Spanish Goats are bred for this type of life….our forested terrain is perfect for them.

March 2015

Sturdiness is synonymous with the Spanish Goat, and it is not unusual to have a buck reach 120 – 150 pounds.  Although they may be large, they have a milder temperament, and doe’s generally do not need assistance when kidding…..good information for the future, ’cause right now, our two castrated males won’t even be thinking along the lines of being daddy….

March 2015

Not a great picture….this guy was much cuter in person.  Tony reminded me that we’re not looking for cute….these are meat goats that will clear the brush.  They will have a job, whether it be to fill a freezer, or save us time on the tractor.  Have you ever eaten goat meat (Chevron?)  I have not.  The farmer we are purchasing the kids from, said that it tastes suttle, like pork, unlike lamb that has a stronger flavor.  We’ll see what happens.

There is a lot to do to get ready for these little brush hogs…..stay tuned!!!

Thank you for sharing in the next step of growth on the farm!!  The next few weeks should be very exciting!!

Your friend from Oregon,



Comments on: "Two…The Next Step" (7)

  1. humblelittlehomestead said:

    how cute! I’ve had goat meat once, a friend butchers their own and gave us some to try. Its not bad! We’re considering raising a few for meat.

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    • How did you cook it?? I have to look up some recipes, or maybe just cook it on the grill like steak?? I’m so excited about the pending arrivals…….I hope you get a few…they look like a lot of fun!


  2. humblelittlehomestead said:

    They gave us a leg, and we seasoned it and slow roasted it in the oven. I was surprised that it tasted as good as it did. It is one of those things that takes a little getting used to taste wise. We have Nubians that we milk, and they are a lot of fun!

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  3. humblelittlehomestead said:

    Yes, I’ve made cheese a few times using vinegar. It turned out pretty good, would love to try making some cultured cheese sometime.

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  4. We have four Spanish goats…..three are going to have babies next month. They are great goats. We won’t eat them. We will sell the babies. I have eaten goat…..a Mexican family used to work for us and always ate goat for parties. It was good……the chopped it up and we ate it with tortillas. It’s supposed to be very lean.

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  5. I’m so happy to hear this!!! Tell me about your goats!!! Are they pretty self-sufficient on your property? Everything I’ve read and the rancher we are getting our boys from say they take good care of themselves without a lot of intervention. Our boys are wethers, but when we get our doelings, we’re going to look for a buckling from different blood lines to start our herd. How far are you from Oregon?? 🙂


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