Category Archives: Castle Argghhh Farm

Getting back into shearing the goats

Finally got back into the shearing mood.  I sheared Celieto this afternoon.  She is 2 1/2 year old doe. I was a bit annoyed with her. She let me lead her up to the shearing stand just fine, and was … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

October Already?

I’ve been busy making stuff, shearing goats and going to arts and crafts shows, and I have neglected my blog. I have also been busy teaching Willow to stand on her hind legs and dance.  To encourage her, I bought … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm, Willow | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Shearing

I finally started shearing goats today.  Only got two done, Cinnamon and Maggie. I probably should aim for three to four a day each day for the next week. I am putting the bucks off to last, because I really … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm, Goats, Shearing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shearing Time

I need to get about 25 of my goats sheared in the next couple of weeks.  I shear each of my goats on a grooming stand with a good and sharp electric shears, made for shearing goats and sheep. It … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm, Shearing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival Experience As A Vendor Sucked.

I’ll never get those three days of my life back. I paid good money to be a vendor at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival last weekend, and discovered how badly the festival is run these days. It was a horrible … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Crafts Fairs, Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Goat Farmer Life

The goats were very naughty this evening. Fully one half of them decided to do some exploring and were nowhere to be found, including Carly, the wee little bottle baby goat. The only goat who stays home is Willow, it … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm, Goats | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Making Hay While The Sun Shines III

I went back to the hayfield with my camera to prove that vultures love freshly cut hay. It’s hard to tell how big the bales are, so here is a comparison – our Polaris Ranger and a bale.

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Making Hay While The Sun Shines

The hay was mowed two days ago.  Today, Rodney came with my favorite farm implement, the hay rake.  He rakes it into rows so the baler can easily bale the hay.  This year, because haying is about two months behind … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Sometimes, being a goat farmer is no fun at all

First of all, I’m a big wuss.  I chose to raise colored angora goats because you raise them for their mohair.  Twice a year, shear it off, hopefully have some nice enough to sell to handspinners, and wash and felt … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Silly Farm video

I was playing with my IPod Touch video app when I was out with the critters this morning. I truly thought I was making a normal video, but when I played it back, it turns out I took a time … Continue reading

Posted in Castle Argghhh Farm | Tagged , , | 3 Comments