Animals do the darndest things.
I made the doe stand still and nurse the baby twice a day for a couple of days so the little one would get her colostrum, but the rest of the time she was puppy number six. I managed to reunite the kid and her mom eventually. But at the age of five months, that little goat still plays funny; she'll bite into something and shake her head like a dog.
By the way, these Northwest Farm Terriers are, in my opinion, the best dogs in the world. They're so smart they're almost intuitive. They've figured out I need the goats when it's milking time and bring them to me, then put them back when I'm done. If I need to catch a chicken they do it without hurting the bird; they "hold" it with their paws until I come and get it. They protect what's here and chase away any predators, plus they're loving, loyal and playful.
I've been a COUNTRYSIDE reader for several years and can't begin to tell you how many useful and interesting things I've learned and projects I've completed thanks to all the great information. And most of all, COUNTRYSIDE has made me realize that if all those wonderful folks who have written in can do "whatever," then so can I!
Also, if you have Internet access a great website is The Poultry Connection, it even has an online auction and lots of neat links.--Sue G., Washington
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|Title Annotation:||Country conversation & feedback|
|Publication:||Countryside & Small Stock Journal|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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