Posted by: The Swiss Frau | April 13, 2012

Welcome to the Farm!

Welcome to Swiss Frau Farm. Swiss Frau Farm was established in 2006. We have been on this farm since 2009 and we are continuing our improvement plan on the farm. In the first few years we re-designed the interior of the lower level of the barn to accommodate a herd of goats, offer pens for kids, kidding, loafing areas for adult goats and a parlor for milking. Plumbing has been added in the milk house, new glass block windows and some new doors were built. Also the entire lower level was tuck pointed and whitewashed. A new steel roof was put on the barn by Amish roofers.  I also renovated a section of the machine shed, replacing all the doors and a window and built pens for our bucks.  In 2014 we had the entire farm re-wired and now it is modern and safe. We have made many changes and there are many more things we would like to do with the farm.We  recently  finished restoring  Original  farmhouse.  IMGP3161IMGP3147buckling 004buckling 006Both sides of the parlor. Robbi puts the goats in the stands each milking and takes them back again. At the far end of the barn in this last picture is a large loafing area with access to the outside for the goats.

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March is kidding season.

Posted by: The Swiss Frau | April 13, 2012

What is happening this spring on the farm.

Well, the kids are growing up.
We have kept all 5 of the doelings born this last spring.  4 Toggenburgs and 1 Saanen. They will soon be integrated with the older does. We have 1 new buck, a Saanen, actually one of the kids you see below. He grew up to be a great looking herd sire. His name is Swiss Frau Victor des Feldes (Victor of the Field). His sister is Holli des Feldes. The girls we kept are Vrenni, Holli, Beani, Bethi, Penni. Several of our goats are going for pets, but the 5 doelings will be staying here to be milking goats.

           Peggy Sue’s orphaned kids, Buddi (Victor) and Holli

Here are a few of the doelings and bucklings from this year’s kidding season.

Now all these pretty little kids are officially yearlings and will be bred in the fall. We are preparing for this kidding season which starts Feb. 25. There are stalls to prepare, equipment to gather, bottles to wash and the goat cam to get set up.We will keep you posted.

 

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