Who is GraNann?

It's every grand mother. In my case, it's a combination of Gran' and Nanny. GraNann. Doesn't that sound more exotic than Granny. Grand Mother would be acceptable but it's too long. I wanted something that would be easy to remember and short. My grandmothers were Mamaw and MaMa. Hummm ... .Did not want to be …

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Gran’ Nanny’s Goat Milk Soaps LOGO

  We're unveiling the logo for our companies. We have two: One is for our goat milk soaps; while the other is for our goats. We raise Nubian dairy goats for sale. That is after the babies have been weaned. In some cases, the mama and baby will be sold together. It depends on what …

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Minding the Garden Muses

I've tried. I've REALLY tried. Honestly, I tried. But I can't help myself. The Garden Muses own me. They tug at me unceremoniously until they get what they want. This year they're making me improve our chicken yard. Since it's in our front yard having a welcoming area makes sense. Well, it's actually a chicken …

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We’re almost out of crisis mode

After losing two goats last week we've been in crisis mode in getting the barns cleaned and I mean CLEAN. ALL the dirt,sand,debris has been removed. The sand has been replaced, limed, tilled and raked. New proceduers are in place for the health, safty, and welfare of the goats. Yesterday we initiated an on-site laboratory …

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Toxic plants and goats

We recently learned that Johnson grass can be toxic in drought conditions. This too, may be contributed to their demise. We're now making a conscious effort to remove all toxic plants from our pastures before releasing the goats. Contrary to popular belief, goats cannot eat everything and anything. Our goats produce milk that we use …

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Our first teachers

Getting our first goats was an anxious time, but we were ready. Their shed and fenced area was ready. They had water troughs, feed, and hay. Getting their area ready was work but ... we had been living on the ranch for almost a year and only had a few chickens. It was time to …

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Ivan makes his appearance

This is a photo of this season's last baby. First-time mama, Reba, delivered a handsome BOY July 12th. Isn't he adorable!!?!?!!?!?! His name is Ivan, after a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine (why not start BIG), and he is another apple of our eye. Since this photo was taken, ALL the babies have grown and …

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