Tuesday on my Homestead


Looking out at the gray, rain and clouds is not my idea of a great way to start the day!  LOL..  Sunshine.. I love it and donÂ’t see enough of it in this part of the country!! 


But enough whiningÂ…  on to Tuesday.. 


I have a question for other goat ownersÂ….  Have you ever used herbal wormers for your goats, what did you think of them?  I just purchased herbal goat wormer from Hoeggers and have just started it.  I am looking for anyone with experience on this one, would love to know what you think. 


I work to get my familyÂ’s life more whole and natural, now I am moving on to my animals as well. 


I posted my MILÂ’s chocolate chip cookie recipe on Friday and we (my daughters and I) actually made them that day and I have to tell you they were delicious!!  So if you are looking for a good cookie recipe.. give it a try..   We did add more flour because ours was freshly ground and that makes the cups measured a bit less volume wise and the extra flour helps prevent them from spreading as much.  These are definitely on the list to make again this weekÂ… You would not believe how fast a few dozen cookies goes when you have 6 kids, a cookie loving hubby and of course a cookie loving mom  ..  


When we make them again, I will take pics and post to give you all a peek at themÂ… then for sure you will be wanting to make them.. LOL..  


Have a great Tuesday on your Homesteads everyone!!! 



  1. ....we DO love cookies! Don't worry, you don't have to post pictures to get us want them! ;-)

    Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><

  2. Hi Crystal.

    I got sidetracked using that and fell way behind when I forgot to order enough last year. It got easier to just use the ivermectin.

    I have bought more, though, and plan on starting up again on Monday. It worked when I was faithful with it. I mixed up little balls w/ the wormer and some molassess. The goats were suspicious at first, and wouldn't eat it sprinkled over their grain, so I used those little balls and it worked. Messy to do, but once you make them they are quite handy, and keeping the goats worm-free is as easy as giving them a weekly treat.

    I also make black walnut tincture to worm the dogs, cats and chickens. (and my husband when he is silly enough to drink it)

  3. Howdy! I've been reading your blog for awhile now, but haven't commented too much ..... anyway ... my husband and I have a dream to own some land with some animals and such .... I JUST got my stuff to start canning and am looking into how to make mroe things from scratch and such.

    I just purchased The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Dacyczyn, Amy ........... Ball Blue Book of Preserving by Alltrista Consumer Products ... and ...Storey's Basic Country Skills : A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

    To help get us started in our research ..... I was wondering if you could suggest any other resources that you've found helpful?

    Also, do you have some websites or books I could check out concerning goats and raising goats and such? We wanna have goats instead of cows.

    Oh, and I heard goats milk tastes a whole lot different than cows milk (which is what we're used to) .... do you find that true?

    Thank you for your help! Blessings to you!



  4. Crystal,

    My daughter made your MIL's cookie recipe last night.....it was sooooo delicious! I put a copy in my family cookbook and in hers. (She's 11 but I started a family cookbook for her a few years ago.)

    Thanks! : )

  5. We have used Hoegger's herbal wormer for our two Nigerian dwarf goats for a year and a half, since they were a few months old. Haven't had any worm problems at all. We just sprinkle it on their ration and it seems they even lick up any that sifts to the bottom of the feeder! Guess they like it! You may be interested in the book, "Natural Goat Care", by Pat Coleby. www.acresusa.com has many books about natural animal care for all kinds of animals. Go to their website under "Books/Veterinary". Also a great place for all things related to ecological farming. Thanks for your 'blog'...always uplifting! In Christ...~Beth

  6. It's a rainy Monday here in southern California.... I think it's supposed to rain most of the week, too!

    Not my favorite way to start the week either but we desperately need the rain!

    Have a blessed day and week ahead!


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