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    Thread: What age to start hiking? packing?
Post: RE: What age to start hiking? packing?

I took my 18 month old Alpine hunting with me a few years ago and he carried about 10 lbs of survival gear, my lunch, first aid kits, camera, etc. He had been on some other light load hikes that seas...
SMaxwell Training at Home and On the Trail 15 22,100 02-03-2015, 11:28 AM
    Thread: What age to start hiking? packing?
Post: RE: What age to start hiking? packing?

You will get many different answers on this. What I have come up with after sifting through all the info is as follows: Once a goat reaches 100 lbs & one year old, I will put up to 10% of their wei...
SMaxwell Training at Home and On the Trail 15 22,100 01-09-2015, 12:19 PM
    Thread: Lost a LGD...questions
Post: RE: Lost a LGD...questions

Teckelhut Wrote: (07-03-2014, 06:05 AM) -- You know what? I just went back and reread this. When he had the first episode, did they do a full blood work-up on him? That sounds very similar to an auto...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 15,224 07-07-2014, 08:06 AM
    Thread: Lost a LGD...questions
Post: RE: Lost a LGD...questions

Teckelhut Wrote: (07-01-2014, 10:55 AM) -- It sounds like all the classic signs of heart failure. And that can strike at any age. Had that happen to a perfectly healthy (or so I thought)6 year old Bo...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 15,224 07-01-2014, 11:43 AM
    Thread: Lost a LGD...questions
Post: Lost a LGD...questions

Sadly, our good friends lost their LGD last night. I was there with them when he passed at the vet's office. Very sad for everyone and we are all still grieving, he was a Pyrenees / Anatolian and woul...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 15,224 07-01-2014, 10:42 AM
    Thread: Had to say good bye to Clyde this weekend.
Post: RE: Had to say good bye to Clyde this weekend.

Sorry you lost her Dave. Have to trust and be thankful in all things...like you said.
SMaxwell G.O.A.T. 15 23,043 06-17-2014, 07:43 AM
    Thread: 4 lb Brook trout (Somewhere in the Rockies)
Post: RE: 4 lb Brook trout (Somewhere in the Rockies)

Very Nice! Our high lakes are usually froze up until around July 1st.
SMaxwell Tales from the Trail 6 9,688 06-16-2014, 10:12 AM
    Thread: How do I nip this in the bud right now!
Post: RE: How do I nip this in the bud right now!

Might have to try the miracle stick! Or maybe my Official Indiana Jones Bullwhip! (I just know somebody on here is gonna turn us in to the ASPCA.) Speaking of Rex, where has he been? I haven't seen h...
SMaxwell Training at Home and On the Trail 10 18,757 03-13-2014, 03:41 PM
    Thread: How do I nip this in the bud right now!
Post: RE: How do I nip this in the bud right now!

Thanks for all the input. A water bottle works good on my goats also and I use it frequently, especially when they rush the gate when I'm trying to get a doe out to milk. I have also used a shock col...
SMaxwell Training at Home and On the Trail 10 18,757 03-13-2014, 07:55 AM
    Thread: How do I nip this in the bud right now!
Post: How do I nip this in the bud right now!

I didn't post this under "Problem Goats" because this goat is normally very mellow. So I though "training" would be a better choice. Here is what's up: Tonight I was in the pasture checking on one of...
SMaxwell Training at Home and On the Trail 10 18,757 03-11-2014, 07:28 PM
    Thread: New Kikos
Post: RE: New Kikos

Cant see the pics, wants you to sign into a Yahoo acct.
SMaxwell The Campfire 11 17,459 03-10-2014, 09:17 PM
    Thread: Neutered tomorrow
Post: RE: Neutered tomorrow

If he's not bleeding and he doesn't have a fever or a weak pulse my guess would be he's just reacting to the stress. I would say the behavior and appetite loss are normal. If your worried call Dave, h...
SMaxwell Health and Wellness 27 39,723 03-04-2014, 10:12 PM
    Thread: Neutered tomorrow
Post: RE: Neutered tomorrow

Glad it went well, although I also am a fan of the Burdizzo. I do it myself and have only had one failure with it, which was the first goat I did. I have done several more since then with no failures....
SMaxwell Health and Wellness 27 39,723 03-04-2014, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Planning the New Goatstead
Post: RE: Planning the New Goatstead

Jake Levi Wrote: (03-04-2014, 01:05 PM) -- Where are you located Max? Off the grid is great but has its own special concerns. I too am going to be looking for some such this season, in fact proba...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 16,447 03-04-2014, 08:12 PM
    Thread: Planning the New Goatstead
Post: RE: Planning the New Goatstead

Thanks for the info Nanno. I will definitely check out the PRS 100. My dog and all but one of my goats respect the fence, but one of them must have rubber hoofs that keep him from getting shocked or s...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 16,447 03-02-2014, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Planning the New Goatstead
Post: RE: Planning the New Goatstead

My goal is to be off grid, (Diesel generator, which I already have, battery bank and a solar system , which I have started to acquire) to keep the generator runs down. Solar fencing will be a must. I ...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 16,447 02-27-2014, 06:04 PM
    Thread: Practical goat packing videos
Post: RE: Practical goat packing videos

Very useful info. I will being doing my first overnight with the goats this year, that will come in handy.Thanks for posting!
SMaxwell Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 4 9,709 02-22-2014, 01:46 PM
    Thread: HELLO GOAT PACKING FRIENDS
Post: RE: HELLO GOAT PACKING FRIENDS

Good to see you back! (I am also a LEO - 23 years)
SMaxwell Introductions and Networking 7 9,713 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
    Thread: Goat stansion?
Post: RE: Goat stansion?

I have built a couple from these plans, http://fiascofarm.com/files/Milk_Stand_Plans.pdf Good stanchion, easy to build.
SMaxwell Goats at Home 16 41,628 02-06-2014, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Planning the New Goatstead
Post: Planning the New Goatstead

This Spring our plan is to move from our 65 acre rental to the 2.2 acres we actually own. We will be staying in a camper and building as we go, paying cash so the project will be slow and piecemeal, b...
SMaxwell Goats at Home 9 16,447 01-13-2014, 10:34 PM