Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Farm and...Tampa?

As anyone who knows anything about farming should know, it takes a lot of time, effort and work. Farmers and ranchers usually don't get any vacation time. And if they must leave their farm, they need someone to do chores while they are gone. If you know me, you know that I run the goat dairy along with help from my mom and my little sister.

Well, in a few days, I plan on leaving for Tampa, Florida along with some of my family and friends. That means this farm girl has to leave her ranch behind and leave all the chores for my wonderful mom and little siblings to do. They do great, but it's a lot of work! Especially when a few of us leave. But, they manage and all the animals survive (typically :)).

You may ask - why Tampa? That is where the Republican National Convention is taking place, and where the nominee who will run against Barack Obama will be chosen. There will also be Paulfest and Ron Paul's Sun Dome Rally that I plan on attending.

But why in the world would an 18 year old farm girl want to attend political events? Because right now I have the freedom to let my voice be heard and try to change America for the better. At the moment, that means trying our best to get Ron Paul elected as the Republican nominee. Unfortunately I am not a delegate, so I can't go vote at the RNC. Why would I go then? My reason is to live stream the events and bring accurate news to everyone, instead of the news that the mainstream media likes to give, which isn't always "fair and balanced."

I'm sure I'll have fun and we'll meet lots of people who have worked hard in the liberty movement. I do this for the better of everyone. I do this because of love. That is the bottom line. I care about the millions of babies that are murdered via abortion. I care about the civilians of other countries who are being killed in this worthless wars. I care about our soldiers who want to come home. I care about the Americans who just want to live a free life and be left alone. I care about justice. Right now I still have the freedom to possibly make a difference. I am not going to sit back. It's all because I love my neighbors and want the best for them. I am tired of this oppressive government, and want to try my best to change it while I still have a chance.

And that is why an 18 year old farm girl from Oklahoma is very politically involved - LOVE.

I am not sure if I have ever shared links to our Liberty Live Stream Team here on my blog before, so here they are.

Info about our Tampa trip can be found here.
Our blog, which my sister typically posts on - Liberty Live Blog Team
 Every Monday night I also do a live show on Ron Paul Tribune

I hope you all have a great day enjoying the freedoms of living in America while you still have them.

For liberty,


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ranch Update

I've been needing to do a general update on the ranch for quite some time now. . .

Well, things have been going pretty good! As always, there are new animals coming, animals being sold, goats getting milked, bottle babies to feed, work being done. The last week the weather has cooled off from the over 100 degree days we were having, and it has been so nice. We had a male llama that had gotten heat stress. I clipped more of his hair off, and then it rained and the weather cooled off, and he's doing much better - praise the Lord! The days and weeks where the heat never goes away, when it's over 100 in the day and 90 at night, can really, really take a toll on all the animals. I think we only lost a rabbit or two and maybe a few birds, which isn't bad considering the amount of animals that are residents here ;). The does' milk production dropped some, which is to be expected in the heat. But other than that, all the animals handled it pretty well.

Last week I had blogged that we got 3 new female llamas. Well, we kept one, and the other 2 girls went to a new home with Peppy, our baby llama that was born in January of 2011. So that's good. At the moment we have 2 female llamas - "Salty" and "Martha", the new girl. And 3 male llamas - "George Washington", as we like to call him, and 2 others who are for sale.

As always there are donkeys around the ranch. Some are being broke to ride, another one is our pregnant large jenny who lives with the sheep and goats. She is due in October. . . donkey foals are SO cute, I'm looking forward to it!! The newest little guy is rather hilarious. The other night me and my sister were doing a show online, outside, and this little guy kept making noise in the background. . . he's pretty loud for how small he is!

And as Fall gets closer and closer every day, it's breeding season, already. I have not bred anyone yet, but I finally wrote down my breeding chart for the year. None of the does have come into heat yet, but I have noticed a lot more head butting the past few days, and one of the bucks (little Tic-Tac) is in rut - so that is a good sign. I want to get all the does bred asap so we have winter kids (January/February), as I do NOT like warm weather babies. The latest I really want anyone kidding is March but, I can't make the does come into heat... so here I sit and wait.

I hope you all have a fabulous day enjoying the wonderful weather God has given us!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ranch photos!

Howdy y'all!! Here are some recent pictures from around Liberty Ranch. Speaking of Liberty Ranch (what we call our place, the resident ranch of Good Goats), have you liked our page on Facebook yet? If you haven't, head on over there and "like" us!

The weather has cooled off the past few days, and for that we are very thankful! This morning it was 57 degrees when we milked - so nice!

Yesterday we came home with 4 llamas (3 females, 1 male), 5 pigs, 1 miniature donkey, 1 bottle calf and one goat. . . just another Friday night!

Okay, on to the photos...

this is Roxy taking a roll in the rocks...she's such a good pup.

Patriot, the MiniNubian, Powerhouse and Paul - the 3 amigos.

the 2 resident bottle calves, a bull calf on the left and heifer calf on the right.

2 donkeys

a Muscovy duck, we have soo many of them. They are great. They don't quack, and they eat lots and lots of bugs!

Can you guess what it is?

Mooo! Mama!!

The short, fat, miniature donkey jack.

Jenny, one of our MiniNubian doelings.

2 of the new female llamas smelling one of our male llamas through the fence. He is just a little thing compared to them!

Big, alert girls.

Pretty llama mamas! They were in with a very large male llama, and they all appear to be bred. Yay for crias!


Pony rides, there are always lots of ponies and horses being trained across the street.

This morning we partly sheared the big male llama this way. He is very wild, and this was the safest way to do it. He didn't get a pretty haircut, but I'm sure he feels much cooler now.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Off topic - Why we are involved in politics

So, I really need to give an update on the ranch. Not a whole lot out of the ordinary has happened lately as far as the animals go, so that is why I haven't been blogging about them as much. But, I plan to soon :).

In the meantime, I thought I would share 2 videos me and some of my family made last night. They are well worth watching!

The first one is by my older sister Qadoshyah.

And this next one is by my mom, myself and my 3 older siblings.



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

flying Nubian ears!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day and surviving this heat!!