While conventional medicine always has its place on a farm, we only use it when we feel natural medicine options have all been exhausted as we feel natural interventions are better for the health of every animal. We practice homeopathy that follows both classical and Banerji protocols, and I am always learning something new as a student of Joette Calabrese who has studied directly under the Banerjis in India. We also incorporate the use of medicinal herbs and DoTerra essential oils on both our animals and family. All of these supports, and God's grace, played a huge role in the healing of my thyroid - I went off of medication for both hypothyroidism and hashimotos after being on it for over 13 years and have slowly reversed both conditions. We've seen miraculous healing across the board for many different illnesses or conditions, and I continue to be amazed at the natural gift of healing that is available to us. Our goats even take homeopathic remedies right off of our hand! For our farm animals, we also utilize Molly's Herbals, Fir Meadows, raw garlic, colloidal silver, raw ACV and many other herbs for general immune support, parasite control, and during pregnancy, during lactation, and when a goat just seems a little "off." Everyone is super healthy and our fecal tests prove it!
Regarding vaccines, we only give tetanus antitoxin to wethers when they are banded as the banding site is more susceptible to infection, and at the request of the buyer. We do not give CDT or routinely vaccine as we manage our herd holistically with Chaffhaye, herbs, garlic, homeopathy, essential oils, and various other things. We have managed our herd this way for over ten years now, and everyone is extremely healthy - we do not have cases of the normal diseases like coccidia that you see on farms as our kids are started on herbal wormers at two weeks of age and are treated weekly with one herbal wormer, and every three weeks with a heavy duty herbal wormer until they are six months of age and then switch over to our adult schedule. In our experience, goats that we have brought in that have been routinely vaccinated and chemically wormed are far more prone to chronic diseases, skin issues, develop resistance to bacteria and viruses, and require a lot more treatments and chemical inputs than more naturally raised goats. Our first goat kids that we brought in were all bottle fed and vaccinated and were very thin, bloated and unhealthy, with chronic parasitic infections and skin issues that took a long time to resolve. We eventually sold all of those lines and really started to give more careful thought about the lines and also the breeders we were buying from, trying to buy from those whose values align with our own. We work with our vet if an issue arises, but most of the time we are able to heal an issue naturally on the farm.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
God is at the center of our farm, and we pray over our farm and animals and know that they are all in His loving care. He is the ultimate physician and healer, and we put all of our trust in Him always.
Our farm is under His care.
Sweet Meadows Sing Hallelujah