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Archive for March, 2013

8 new goat babies in 2013

Posted by Nika On March - 13 - 2013

All 4 of our goats have had 2 babies each. Everyone is happy and healthy, resting comfortably. This video was shot this morning of 2 mommas, 4 babies and 1 guard llama. The other 2 mommas, 4 babies and the sire buck are in other pens.

Nice to be done with this kidding season!

3rd set of baby goats born

Posted by Nika On March - 12 - 2013

The 3rd set of 2 babies were born to Luna.

2nd set of goat babies

Posted by Nika On March - 11 - 2013

Our second goat to kid is called Amaranth and the kids are really cute!

Buttons and Sunshine nursing

Posted by Nika On March - 10 - 2013

This is a video of the first two baby goats learning to nurse.

Baby Goats 1st batch

Posted by Nika On March - 9 - 2013

Here is a video of the first set of babies after they have dried off a bit.

Baby Goats 2013

Posted by Nika On March - 8 - 2013

This is a video of our first batch of babies for this year.

Fogponic cloner box

Posted by Nika On March - 7 - 2013

This is my homemade DIY fogponic cloner box.

Fogponic microgreens

Posted by Nika On March - 6 - 2013

I have been devising a way to grow microgreens in large quantities using fogponics. This is a video that shows how nicely that is going.

Bucket Fogponics

Posted by Nika On March - 5 - 2013

Bucket fogponics

This is a Home Depot paint bucket w 2 gallons of nutrient solution in the bottom. An ultrasonic fogger is floating in the solution sending nutrient fog up to the roots of these plants suspended above the solution. The plants are growing like crazy.

Fogponics

Posted by Nika On March - 4 - 2013

Lately I have been experimenting with new indoor growing methods. One I am working on now is called Fogponics and is a variation of aeroponics (growing without soil). Fogponics uses a nebulized nutrient mist generated by ultrasonic foggers.

Ultrasonic foggers require an optimal depth for good fog output. You can buy floats for between $10 and $25 or even higher. This video covers my DIY solution to this problem. The depth of water over the fogger is about 1.5 inches or so.

About Me

We are a family of 5, including Nika, Ed, Q (14), KD (7), and Baby Oh (4). We garden 1024 square feet of raised beds plus assorted permacultural plantings. We also have 13 LaMancha dairy goats, 40 chickens, and one guard llama.

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