Happy Birthday to Miss Lucy!!! She’s 10 years old today!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
We provide an educational experience for visitors of all ages. Meet our alpacas, goats, exotic chicke
Happy Birthday to Miss Lucy!!! She’s 10 years old today!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Hi, we're Bill and Sheryl, owners of Herd It Here Farm in Cottagevill… William Power needs your support for Let's Help RV'er August Recover From An RV Crash!
Farm Tour this Saturday, July 22nd, at 10:00 am!
Only a few spots remaining . . . For reservations, go to https://book.peek.com/s/46c9407c-d9cb-433e-9357-a8e27ee0ff6b/NWryy
Come enjoy the miniature horses, alpacas, llama, mini cows, fancy chickens and fainting goats!
Looking for a farm sitter for 7/21 - 7/25. Feed horses, alpacas, llama, goats, chickens, dogs and cats in the morning and evening.
If we're a good fit, other future opportunities also exist.
Good pay available.
Will consider you staying on the property with proper references and background check.
Call/text Bill at 703-597-4839.
We had to make the difficult decision today to let Chuck go. He was our sweetest goat and everyone fell in love with him the minute they met him.
Chuck was never a thriving, healthy boy and he developed problems with his front legs. With the kind and thoughtful help of the doctors at the University of Tennessee Vet School, we tried our best to help him recover, but after some serious complications, we knew it was time to let him go.
We'll miss you so much, little Chuck; our hearts are broken. Rest in Peace...
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Come join us on Monday evening, March 20th for this FREE event. Herd It Here Farm, Country Outdoors, Lippert and Harvest Hosts are teaming up to bring you a Wild Game Tasting and live music by Taylor Ingle.
Enjoy the food and music while visiting with the alpacas, llama, fainting goats, fancy chickens, horses, donkey and our miniature cow.
No charge, but space is limited, so reserve your tickets now at https://book.peek.com/s/46c9407c-d9cb-433e-9357-a8e27ee0ff6b/O48Lj
The event starts at 6:00 pm and runs through 8:00 pm.
We'll see you there!
Meet Maggie. The newest addition to the Herd. She’s a one month old mini High Park calf.
Welcome to the farm, Maggie!!
Merry Christmas from the Herd!
Meet Hubert, the newest addition to her herd! He’s a 10 month old llama and will be a guardian for the alpaca boys.
It’s hard to get work done when your helper just wants to goof off…
It’s been a crazy week on the farm! First Tilly coliced, which for a horse means her stomach hurt really bad. Our normal treatment didn’t give her any relief so off to the horse vet we went. They diagnosed her with a very tender o***y. Two days later we were able to bring her back home. We all were glad to have her back on the farm. Especially Eddie, who was very lonely while she was away.
Then Dolly Parton’s foot got infected. Home treatment didn’t help so off to the chicken doctor we went. After out-patient surgery to remove the infection, we headed back to the farm with Dolly in bed rest for a while.
All the while we’ve been watering down the alpacas’ bellies to help cool them off. Fans and misters have been going non-stop for weeks!
Just a typical week on the farm!
Dolly Parton has a foot infection that has to be soaked twice a day. She doesn’t like the infection, but she loves the spa treatment!
It’s a hot day on the farm! But Gidget and Pearl know how to cool off…
Happy Birthday to our sweet Gidget! Four years old today!
Opie and Denis - just two goofballs trying to figure out who’s going to be the alpha male. What Opie doesn’t know is that I made an appointment yesterday for both him and Chris to get neutered in a couple of months!
Shhhhhh! Don’t tell him!
Tom got out of the barn for the first time today!
Little boy’s name is Tom, named after our brother-in-law who was instrumental in his delivery. We may end up calling him Thomas if he acts all formal on us!! Otherwise he’ll be Tommy Boy!
Welcome to the Herd, Tom!
Baby alpaca arrived last night!
At about 8:15 last night, Sheryl heard a strange noise coming from the pasture and she went to investigate. She reported that Vickie was separated from the herd and standing unproductively at the community p**p pile. Both are typical signs of impending labor. She also saw quite a bit of movement in Vickie’s belly.
We grabbed the cria kit and rushed to the barn (actually I hobbled!) where we found Vickie’s v***a very enlarged. Labor had begun!
All the girls were supportive, following Vickie around as she pushed and pushed. The birth sack appeared and as she continued to push, we could make out the baby’s head and one foot.
Soon the sack broke and there was the cria, head and one leg out.
Judy and Tommy ( my sister and brother-in-law who are so graciously helping out while I’m recovering) were right there to help if needed. We waited and the second foreleg finally appeared, but it was still tucked in and stuck. Tommy gloved and lubed up and gently released that stuck leg. Simple job for a retired EMT who has birthed dozens of human babies!
That’s all the help that was needed as nature took over and within a minute, the little guy was out!
The aunties were right there to welcome him to the world as Vickie took over cleaning him and loving on him.
A quick trip to the scale showed 20 lb 7 oz and a once over revealed everything was good.
Vickie amd the baby went to the nursing stall as the other girls and the little boys were running and jumping as though they were celebrating the birth!
Vickie’s milk had dropped so we left them alone so the baby could get his feet under him. Regular checking on the barn camera throughout the night showed him having a big breakfast at about 5:00 this morning.
Pictures below and videos to follow. WARNING - nature is graphic!
Sweetie Pi came in to visit with me this afternoon!
So we’re deviating this one time from our tradition of giving the animals human names.
Baby goat is now “Sweetie Pi.” Sweetie because she so darn sweet and Pi because she weighed 3.14 lbs at birth!
She’s a girl!! Name to come after we get a better idea of her personality. Mom and baby doing well!
Yesterday was knee surgery day and all went well. Came home today to this little surprise! We didn’t even know that Betsy was pregnant. Beautiful little black kid with just a spot of white. Too dark in the goat house to know if it’s a boy or a girl - we’ll figure that out in the morning. Name to come!! Welcome to the farm little one!
We're very sorry, but we have to close the farm from May 19th until early July to allow time for Bill to recover from knee surgery. We expect to reopen by the 4th of July and we plan to offer tours to the public starting then. Please book your tour on our website: www.HerdItHereFarm.com
We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you understand our situation.
In the meantime, we'll continue to post updates as Vickie, one of our original alpacas is literally due any day now!
Bill and Sheryl
The Three Amigos in action…
Shearing Day 2022 is in the books! Opie loves his mullet and Chris digs his Mohawk!
Here’s some of Doc Bauman’s work…
Warning- graphic pictures! It’s always something on the farm! During yesterdays morning feeding I noticed that Gidget had gotten into something overnight and ripped her upper eyelid wide open. Fortunately her eye wasn’t damaged but a large piece of eyelid (with her lashes!) was dangling.
A big shout out to our vet, Dr. Russell Bauman and Saddleback Mobile Vet, for working us into his schedule!
We loaded Gidget in the trailer and met Doc at the Walmart parking lot where he fixed her up, good as new. Seven stitches later and we were back on the farm!
Once again, Gidget’s our little goofball…
Our recent RV guests put on a little concert for the Alpacas. Vickie especially enjoyed laying down and listening!
We may have to change their names to Porkchop and Hambone! These little ones LOVE to eat!
Come out to the farm and help us love on them!
Say Hello to the Farm’s newest kids… meet Tony (L) and Annie (R). Fainting goat bottle babies!!! They’ll be here after next weekend. Come out to the farm and help feed us them!
Happy First Birthday to Denis, our little man! You’re growing into a fine herdsire!
Ho Ho Ho!
Easter Egger vs Silkie chicken eggs.
Meet our newest alpaca, Sassy. She’s a ￼very sweet and friendly 12 year old girl and I’ve already fallen in love with her!
Come out to the farm and meet her!
We are so enjoying our Harvest Host RV guests. And from the pictures they share with us, it seems they’re having a unique experience too.
At night, the horses and donkey are free to roam the pasture where the RVs park. They are always very interested to see what kind of treats they can find!
For those of you who have been to the Farm, you already know that Chuck is our most tender fainting goat. He gets so excited when people are around that he sometimes just faints!
But you also know that he doesn't lose consciousness and that his falling down doesn't hurt or even bother him.
We had a group of kids out recently and while Chuck was p**ping (he p**ps all the time and everywhere!), one of the pygmy goats butted him, which caused Chuck to freeze and fall down. But it didn't stop him from p**ping - there he was, lying on the ground all frozen and stiff, but still p**ping!
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