Steadfast Farm is a small, 15 acre homestead seated quietly in the Saskatchewan prairies. Our unassuming little chunk of land teams with life, breeds hope, and brings freedom to our family.
In our 10 years with goats, we spent the first 2.5 with a menagerie of different breeds an cross breeds. Spanish x Cashmere, Oberhasli, Nubian Alpine crosses and Saanens. We briefly pursued Mini Manchas but our passion really lays heavily on the Nigerian dwarf goat.
Who am I? Who cares! Who. Cares. Maybe the person that comes here will look through the forest of weeds and see the tomatoes and not the work, maybe they will savor the salad peppered with accomplishment and oiled with elbow grease the same way I do to this very day.
Our first quads have been a joyful experience. Her first twins were weaned at a really young age, before we owned her, and she weaned her twins of her own accord around 5 months, but her dedication as a mother has been remarkable in all 3 kiddings. She is the most aware of the location of her babies and the proximity of other goats (or Ferdinand) to them, and she keeps a solid 3ft radius!
Of the quads, a tiny buckling I fretted over the first couple days named Tim, seems to get a bit of extra love from Jet than the others. She is often licking him when he is near, and she will stand a little longer for him than she will the other three.
A mother’s love, no matter the species, is an incredible force of nature as well as nurture…