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Our Homestead Animal Farm Journal


Tucker Helps Out a Pal In Need

Boots had an itchy chin so Tucker was happy to help out by letting Boots scratch his chin on Tucker's head. Boots is often groomed by Tucker or Tucker's mom. You can find out more about Tucker and some of his friends on the Barnyard Stars page.

Boots (Pygmy goat) and Tucker (Embden goose).


New Bottle Babies on the Farm!

We have two new family members on the farm. Okey (tan) and Dokey (black). They are African Pygmy goats. These two sisters were born July 29th. Because Okey and Dokey are only two weeks old they need to be bottle fed. We use lamb re-placer powder mixed with warm water. They are fed about every four hours. Boots is our other pygmy goat. He is 12 years old.

African Pygmy goats are a miniature "meat" goat breed. They are even smaller than Nigerian Dwarf goats, which are considered “milk goats”. The pygmy goat was originally called the Cameroon Dwarf Goat and is originally from areas of west Africa. You can see two Nigerian Dwarf goats on the farm too. Their names are Hans and Frans.

Hello World! Okey and Dokey arrive at the farm.

Dokey poses for the camera.

Beg your pardon. Comin' through!

Dokey stays on top of meal time.

Ramp up the barnyard action!


Meet the Colonel

This is the Colonel. Someone dropped him off here one day. He is like a dog and follows us around all the time. He goes in to the pool area and the garage. The Colonel, Nellie (the golden retriever), and Blackie (our cat) hang out together and are real pals. (There must be a Disney movie in that somewhere.) He runs up to cars that come up the driveway and he greets our visitors. (If only we could get him to direct traffic in the parking area.) He sleeps on a wooden barrel down at the big barn under the light.

The Colonel himself.