Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome to High Land Farms

That's right everyone, we have finally come up with a name for our farm. And since me and Hubby live up one a hill, we thought that this name was perfect. It just clicked. So now, we have been getting everything all ready for our new adventure in farming. We have decided that our main focus will be on Myotonic (fainting)Goats and grass fed Limousin cattle. Of course, we will probably throw a few other little things in there too. I mean, I jump from one project to the other so fast, I just know that I will probably be adding other things into the mix of farming adventures. (Does anyone know about raising dinosaurs? LOL)

 With us actually having a focus on the way that we want to take our farm, we have been really busy around here. This is a new Myotonic goat that we picked up this weekend. I want you all to meet Strawberry. Isn't she pretty. That's one big strawberry!!! lol.

She is just a little shy with us right now, but she will come along.

 We also have this big feller to sell. His name is Hoss. Hoss is a mix between Myotonic and Boer goat. If you are wanting meat goats, this is the mix to have! The Myotonic goat gene adds extra muscle to the already muscular Boer goat. Plus, they add disease resistance. They are very hardy goats. For the Myotonic size,(little bit smaller than Boer) they have the most meat per bone ratio. And when you cross them, you get thing that look like this.

Isn't he pretty?!!!!! I'm learning sooo much as we go along! And I'm soooo excited to learn more!!!!

 Now you all know what we have been doing around here. I've just GOT to keep you guys updated more!! :)

 So until next time,

 Small Farm Girl, from High Land Farms (hehehehe)


Carolyn said...

Congrats on the farm naming!

We'd like to get some meat goats established here, but still not sure what breed or cross. I was first thinking a Saanen / Boer cross, but then sold the doe (VERY big) and now not sure I want to have my best milker bred to a Boer if it will cause birthing complications.

Are you going to be raising your goats for meat or dairy or both?

small farm girl said...

Carolyn, We are going for mostly meat goats. But, I'm still keeping my one milker Gracie. I've got to have that milk! hehehehe

Anonymous said...

My goodness!! You've been busy!! last thing I read you were getting rid of the cattle and gonna raise the fainting goats. I think Hoss is one fine looking stout little guy!! Why are you selling him? Good luck in your new venture!! let us know how your coming!! ...debbie

Rob said...

Congrats on your new name.

Denise said...

I thought maybe you named your farm High Land because you had Scottish ancestry...guess you won't be doing a highland fling up there LOL.

small farm girl said...

Debbie we are selling him because he is blood related to some of our girls. I don't want him breeding them. Got to have new blood. lol

Thanks Rob!

Denise, well we DO have Irish blood in our veins! lol.

Laureli said...

Thanks so much for explaining the breed mixing. We're looking to get our first goats next year for both meat and milk and I think the fainting goats are the cutest!
Breeding them still seems a bit over my head though.
Can you do a cost to return on your expenses and values?
I'm already losing a lot with my old flock of hens - but in many ways it's been worth the cost for the learning experiences. (We have too many roosters but they are all 'special'!)
Thanks for sharing the journey you're on.