Monday, April 29, 2013

Goat Night Part 2: June 4, 2013

Rose Bartiss will be presenting Goat Night: Part 2 at Ward Lumber in Jay, NY on June 4, 2013. Presentation topics will be breeding, kidding, and milking. I will talk about the selection of breeding stock (what a good goat looks like), breeding mechanics (heat cycles, sexual maturity, mating, etc), kidding (signs of labor, when to assist, what to do with mom and the kids), and milking (how to milk, milking sanitation, milking issues). The presentation is free to attend for all interested in goats or all who have goats. There will be FREE pizza and refreshments (it's really GOOD pizza!). Please RSVP at

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wild Edibles for People and Goats

Pat Banker will be doing a four part Wild Edibles Workshop at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid this summer. The dates and times are: Saturdays, 1:00pm, May 11, June 22, July 27, August 24 at Heaven Hill, Bear Cub Rd., Lake Placid. The fee is $10 and covers all 4 sessions. Sessions last 2-3 hours on average. We strongly encourage that you bring a "kid" of the human variety with you as this is a 4H sponsored program. Family rates are on a sliding scale. We will be doing a little hiking and  She will show both edible and poisonous plants for people and animals, and everyone will share her wild lunch! Pre-registration is required.