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  • How many gallons of sap does it take to make a gallon of maple syrup?
    Approximately 40 gallons of sap are needed to make one gallon of syrup. Each maple tree produces 5 to 15 gallons of syrup per season so you can see you need to tap several trees just for 1 gallon of syrup. Luckily there are lots of maple trees in our area!
  • Can goats help with getting rid of invasive species?
    There are many things that you can do to get rid of invasive species on your property. Goats however, love to eat almost anything but regular grass first. They are well known for getting rid of invasive species.
  • Do you let your ducks free-range?
    We let them free range in the daytime but put them in a pen at night to protect them from predators. In our area there are owls, hawks, mink and other animals that would love a duck dinner. We keep them in a pen to keep them safe. They know their feed is in the pen so a few calls of "duck-duck-duck" in the evening lets them know its time for bed. They start heading toward the gate and go in.
  • Do goats really eat anything?
    Mostly. They like leaves and branches from most plants. They don't seem to be bothered by thorns and will eat Multiflora Rose and thistles. They also like bark off of trees and will kill small trees by stripping the bark. That's great if you don't want the trees where they are on your property. Our neighbor had some brushy willow trees come up in a part of her pasture and our goats cleaned them up over the course of the summer.
  • Do goats and sheep need a lot of assistance when having babies?
    Not usually. The vast majority of the lambs and kids are born without any assistance from us. We go out and SURPRISE!
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