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Diabac – Diarrhea Remedy with Essential Oils

Posted on: July 27th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett

I wanted to share some information about this product that I just came across. A good friend who works in a vet clinic in Wyoming sent me a couple of bottles of this a while back, and I’ve just had the opportunity to use it. They have a number of clients up there who use it themselves; one fellow won’t go anywhere without it in case of food poisoning.

The essential oils in it are: Calendula Oil, Catnip Oil, Olive Oil, Oregano Oil, Peppermint Oil, Spearment Oil, St. John’s Wort Oil, and Thyme Oil.

http://www.vanbeeknaturalscience.com/comp_diabac.php (more…)

Auntie Weaner

Posted on: August 8th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

We have expanded our herd to include two more dairy goats – another Nubian and a Saanen. The creamy little Nubian, Holly Golightly, is so petite that at nine weeks she looks just like Heidi did at about two weeks! The Saanen, Moon, is bright white and with her short upright ears, looks like a little deer in with rest of the long-eared girls. (more…)

Jack Flash

Posted on: July 19th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

Jackaroo – Australian term for a young ranch manager in training.

Well, research has informed me that in order to actually be in the business of raising goats, one needs to have both girls AND boys. So, we welcomed our first billy goat to Sugarplum Dairy! Jack Flash comes to us from strong Nubian dairy bloodlines, and we have high hopes that he will add size, spots, and good milk qualities to our herd. As is typical of young goats, his horns were removed at an early age. With the young billies, however, it is not uncommon for small deformed horns to continue to grow. As of now, he does have a bit of a horn on one side which seems to beg for the nickname “Unicorn.” He has adapted well to the herd of Spanish nannies, and spends his days eating and growing into a handsome fellow. (more…)