Sundaze Farm Blog

Does or Wethers: Which Make the Best Pet?

Does or Wethers: Which Make the Best Pet?

I see variations on this question come up time after time on forums and Facebook groups: I'm new to goats and just want them for pets. I don't have plans to breed, milk, show, or use them for meat. Should I get a male or female? We can rule out one immediately: you do...

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Should You Keep a Buck? 3 Things You Should Consider

Should You Keep a Buck? 3 Things You Should Consider

If you have dairy goats, getting them bred each year is obviously a priority. One of the easiest ways is to keep a buck (or two) on your farm. It is much easier to tell when a doe is in heat when there is a buck nearby. The behavior changes are obvious! You also have...

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4 Signs Your Goat is in Heat

4 Signs Your Goat is in Heat

If you plan to breed your goats and can't keep them with a buck for an extended period of time, it's important to be able to recognize the signs your doe is in heat. It's also helpful to identify and track their cycles so that you can determine if a doe is likely...

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Welcome, Bramblestone CQ Tiger Tea!

Welcome, Bramblestone CQ Tiger Tea!

I'm so excited to share with you the newest addition to our herd, Bramblestone CQ Tiger Tea (or "Tiger" for short). He comes from Lesa and Randy at Bramblestone Farm in Ohio. I've followed Lesa's blog, Better Hens & Gardens, for quite a few years and have always...

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Sundaze Farm Nigerian Dwarf Kids – 2018

Sundaze Farm Nigerian Dwarf Kids – 2018

2018 marks our first year with kids being born from our own buck here on the farm. It's very exciting to have some babies that will be registered under the Sundaze Farm name for the very first time! Kidding season started out a bit slow, and then quickly became a...

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2017 Albion Fair Dairy Goat Show Results

2017 Albion Fair Dairy Goat Show Results

2017 marks our second year showing goats at the Albion Fair, in 4-H and open classes. This year we took five does all together -- our two LaManchas, and three Nigerian Dwarfs. We still have a lot to learn, and I very much appreciated our judge's thoughtful remarks...

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Goat Health Record Keeping

Goat Health Record Keeping

I have a terrible memory. Even if you have a memory better than mine, it's difficult to keep track of all the birth dates, weights, last vaccination or worming dates, and so on for your entire herd. This is why record keeping is so important! Everyone has a different...

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Our Favorite Go-To Goat Resources

Our Favorite Go-To Goat Resources

Originally posted March 25, 2017 at Little Red Farmstead. It's hard to believe but we've only had goats for a little over a year. (It seems like much longer!) We did a lot of research before ever bringing home our first two goats, and I'm always reading and learning...

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Enjoying the grass, 2018

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