My husband, 5-year old daughter and I have worked together to build a slice of heaven right behind our home. We currently breed Nigerian Dwarf goats and we also have a flock of chickens. The beauty of homesteading is we are only a year into this adventure and while we have accomplished so much, it is just the beginning of what we are dreaming up. If homesteading, parenting, or personal development interests you, we invite you to follow us on our journey by visiting our website or on social media facebook and Instagram.
I have had so much fun applying graphic design to this homestead life. As usual, it starts with a logo – with vintage typefaces and my husband’s masculine style, we receive a lot of great feedback from both men and women. The branding will develop more as we offer products such as goats milk or goats milk soap. My daughter is running her own farm fresh egg business and has her own branding for that. Click here to see my daughter’s adorable logo and egg stamps that (for the most part) she has created herself.
Wildroot Cove Merch
Originally, I designed graphics for Tyson, Kenley and I to wear. I am so flattered that over 20 people have put in orders for Wildroot Cove apparel just because they loved the design. We order our apparel through Upscaled Designs - where we know they pay attention to the quality in every detail as well as provide us soft and flattering shirts.
Caring for your Goats
Upon very popular demand, this is available to other goat owners as a PDF. Help yourself to this resource but do keep in mind, I am not a vet. All of my information is compiled from online research of reputable sites, but you should always check the medication instructions before administering.
We own more medications and supplements for our animals than we do for us humans. And just when we feel stocked up, a whole new problem comes up. It’s back to google, asking Nigerian Dwarf groups, possibly a visit to a vet and a trip to TSC for more remedies. There are times I have time to calmly research an issue to address it. But then there are the times where immediate action is required and calculating 3 cc to 50 lbs body weight down for a 2-lb kid not only stresses me out but also could present a costly error while I’m feeling rushed.
So in my downtime I created this cheat sheet. Typically, I look to 2-3 different websites for their goat medication information and I combined the info into this 5-page document. Everything is broken down into categories; wounds, kidding, antibiotics, vaccinations, disease/illness, parasites, supplements/nutrition. Does this medication need to be refrigerated? Is it carried at TSC? Do I need to get it from the vet? Do I currently have it in the WRC cabinet? Do I inject SQ or IM? How often do I dose? Is there a milk withdrawal?
I know this would have come in handy on so many different occasions so I'm glad to have it as we had into breeding plans here at Wildroot Cove.
Cove Coffee Convos
We are often asked why we decided to trade in our suburban lot for a homestead lifestyle. Because Wildroot Cove will continue to grow and evolve, we answer that “Why” question in a series of social media posts with the hashtag #covecoffeeconvos.