Every experienced homesteader knows that this time of year is one of the busiest times on

the  homestead but for new homesteaders this can often be an overwhelming time of year.

There are many types and breeds of livestock guardians out there and which is used is dependent upon individual hoestead needs. 

Homesteading is a lot of learning as you go.  You think you know what you are doing.  You think you have done your homework and research.,,,then one day one of your goats is sick, it's scours and you don't know what it is or what to do about it.  Your goats will keep you learning.


We have had so much excitement around the homestead lately it has been hard to find a minute to sit and give an update on what's going on.  Well as the title says our homestead just grew by two more. 

Last night I checked on Buckets about midnight and she was kind of pacing so I knew she was getting close to kidding time.  I figured I could check on her every couple of hours but she would probably not kid till morning since some of the other signs weren't there yet.

We had a very exciting evening on the homestead yesterday evening!  Tsarina decided to kid early.  I took our little livestock guardian "in training" out for a potty break and then some quality time with his charges  and that is when I heard the familiar call of Tsarina.  It wasn't the normal bossy calling, that Tsarina is known for, but rather a deep and desperate call like she needed me.