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by dggoatlover
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: drench resistant worms in goats
Replies: 18
Views: 14832

Re: drench resistant worms in goats

Spoilt much! Mine don't really like thier bath - but they love getting towel dried and having a big brush over afterwards. Its only a once a year treat though when getting ready for show season.
by dggoatlover
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: pea hide
Replies: 5
Views: 5687

Re: pea hide

Can't get better than a cubby with built in healthy snacks! Thats a great idea :D
by dggoatlover
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Barcodes and Where Your Food Comes From
Replies: 3
Views: 5423

Re: Barcodes and Where Your Food Comes From

Wow! I had no idea about this - thank you for sharing. I will be looking more closely when I next go to town! :D
by dggoatlover
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: drench resistant worms in goats
Replies: 18
Views: 14832

Re: drench resistant worms in goats

Aw that sounds so cute! And she is very lucky to have found such a loving home :D
by dggoatlover
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: drench resistant worms in goats
Replies: 18
Views: 14832

Re: drench resistant worms in goats

I know where you are coming from! I live in Central Qld - the apparent beef captial of Australia. Most people around here look stunned when you mention the word goat. I am the local 'mad goat lady'! I always get the crazy questions - what on earth do you want them for - all goats are trouble - they'...
by dggoatlover
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: separating cream from milk
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

Re: separating cream from milk

Great idea! Can't wait to hear about all the yummy things you make with it :D
by dggoatlover
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: drench resistant worms in goats
Replies: 18
Views: 14832

Re: drench resistant worms in goats

Kerry - Most people find that Panacur for goats is almost next to useless. It is one of the oldest drenches onn the market and there is a very high resistance for worms. Every breeder I know refuses to use the stuff. Maybe look into using a newer product or a combo style drench. Maybe you could try ...
by dggoatlover
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: drench resistant worms in goats
Replies: 18
Views: 14832

Re: drench resistant worms in goats

Hi Keeza If you are seeing white segments in the poo I would suggest that this is most likely tapeworm. The majority of general worm drenches on the market don't cover tapeworm - you will need to treat separately with a drench that contains praziquantel. A lot of horse wormers can contain this. Or t...
by dggoatlover
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: separating cream from milk
Replies: 9
Views: 10595

Re: separating cream from milk

Goats milk won't cream up like cows milk as the fat globules are dispersed differently through the milk. If you leave milk set in the fridge a small amount will rise to the top and you can skim it with a spoon - would take a few days to get a decent amount though. The amount you get will also greatl...
by dggoatlover
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: where to get fruit trees from?
Replies: 31
Views: 17557

Re: where to get fruit trees from?

Mmmmmm all this berry talk is making me sad :( Berries just won't grow up here - its too hot. I do have a raspberry bush that was given to me but it has never fruited - the heat just knocks it around something shocking too. Its always dying and growing back. I'm not sure what else to do with it. I h...
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: where to get fruit trees from?
Replies: 31
Views: 17557

Re: where to get fruit trees from?

Hahahaha! :lol: Yes my goats are a pain when they get out. The naughty boys are the worst! Our poor old Bowen Mango has copped a battering over the last two years. Poor hubby only got one poor old mango off it this year. No more though - the boys had another excapade a couple of weeks ago and ringba...
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: Sausage rolls
Replies: 9
Views: 9928

Re: Sausage rolls

Oh yum! Must try this! :D And ricotta and spinach sounds heavenly! :D
by dggoatlover
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 11
Views: 9059

Re: hi

Hi there - nice to see you here!

Sounds like you are a person of many talents! Will love to hear how all your plans turn out. Peppa pig - how cute!
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: Homemade Soap
Replies: 30
Views: 29642

Re: Homemade Soap

I have a wheel and am trying to learn to spin. The problem is finding good chunks of time to sit down and give it a proper practice :roll:
by dggoatlover
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: Homemade Soap
Replies: 30
Views: 29642

Re: Homemade Soap

I have ben making felted soap as well. I have found it a useful way to use up my alpaca fleece that is too short to spin. Great minds I say!!! :lol: I've also been knitting a lot of baby stuff to sell as well - booties, bonnets and such in alpaca. So lovely and soft and the natural colour range is a...
by dggoatlover
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: Homemade Soap
Replies: 30
Views: 29642

Re: Homemade Soap

Animals are only dumb if you don't spend the time to let them get to know you and the routine. Any animal can be trained if people treat them with the respect they deserve. Some of the awful things I have heard people say about goats and people's perception about goats being evil in general! They ar...
by dggoatlover
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: cattle crushes/restraining cattle
Replies: 13
Views: 10662

Re: cattle crushes/restraining cattle

I know in goats you can tell if you have a polly by the direction the hair swirls - not sure if it is that same with cattle??
by dggoatlover
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: A Real Farm
Replies: 10
Views: 9343

Re: A Real Farm

I know a couple that own three different beef cattle properties and also raise dairy goats. They still don't make enough money from that to support their family and both have to work off farm and I would never call them hobbyists! They struggle to make ends meet. Sometimes having that off farm incom...
by dggoatlover
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: A Real Farm
Replies: 10
Views: 9343

Re: A Real Farm

I agree Kathleen - we put in just as much effort as other farm folk in supporting our lifestyles. Good on you and its great to hear how much you are enjoying your place! :D :D
by dggoatlover
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Best places to buy - jars, lids, books, cheesemaking products and other preserving products
Topic: Wool/Yarn
Replies: 8
Views: 9191

Re: Wool/Yarn

Purchased some alpaca yarn and it arrived last week. Very nice! And such a great price - verry happy and will be using them again :D

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