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Baby Goat!

May 17th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

This week our goat gave birth and she has come into fresh milk of the sorts I could not believe possible. We had to stave off mastitis when the kid would not suckle, by milking her every three hours and bottle feeding the newborn kid. All excess milk was given to the numerous baby critters on our little homestead. We will not collect milk for ourselves until the colostrum is clear from her.

We put down two new beds and planted tomatoes. Tomorrow I hope to get in more tomatoes and some peppers. My husband was given two non-functioning tillers as payment for weed eating a woman's yard. We have no idea what they are worth, but suspect we could get $10 to $30 from the junkyard. My husband spent all afternoon tinkering on them and got the little one to working. He said something about a valve? Anyway, we intend to sell the little one to get his payment for working. How much is a little Mantis Tiller worth second hand anyway?

2 Responses to “Baby Goat!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Since used equipment is valued differently in different locations, I suggest looking on CraigsList in your location to see how others are pricing them. It's hgelpful to check the model number to try to determine it's age. If that doesn't work, call the Mantis outlet to ask if they have any used 'X' sized tillers for sale. Since business has added expense I'd reduce the selling price about 20% in my initial ad making it clear you're open to offers.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    You've been busy! Hope the garden does well.

    I think Snafu's idea of looking on Craigs list is a good idea.

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