Chicago’s Market for a Farm Vet

There is a market for a Farm vet in the city of Chicago. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. I know it’s true because Lakeshore Hill Farm is apart of this market. Just this past week I’ve been contacted by two Chicago farms that need a goat vet. Sadly my answer wasn’t “Yes, I have…

Simple Tools & Supplies that Make a Difference when Urban Farming

OK. Starting a farm/hobby farm/or just plain hobby can be expensive. I don’t care how you dice it; it’s an investment. Once you build the structures that NEVER are as cheap as those crafty bloggers claim and buy your livestock (which require more than you ever imagined possible), you’re broke. This is the point where…

Training our Naughty Goats

Are goats really naughty? As I’ve learned and am learning, goats just like any other animal need to be trained. Nira thinks she is large and in charge! I called my breeder & goat guru and she advised me on a few things. We need to halter train our goats with this halter from Amazon….

Transitioning Goats from Country to City

Transportation: Our two Mini Nubians comfortably fit in the back of our Honda Odyssey. We laid a tarp in trunk with some hay and a maple branch to keep them occupied. They didn’t make a peep or stir for the 1.5 hour ride. If the ride was any longer than this I would advise taking…

Got Our New Goats

We got our Mini-Nubian goats today. They are a mom and baby, which should help with the transition. The momma’s name is Peppercorn and the baby is Nira. We decided on these because of their sweet personality and strong milk lineage. Day one has been good. The car ride was wild. Living in the city,…