Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Doris had quads! 2 bucklings and 2 doelings. I have been busy and not able to post till now, but she had them Saturday morning (May 23rd). They are all beautiful babies and Doris is doing great.

There were a few small, minimal complications with the birth, but nothing big. The first kid (buckling, he's black with a white spot) was born with no sack, and only his head was coming out with no front feet. So that made things a little harder, plus he was "sticky" since he had no sack on him, and that made him a lot harder to get out - since he didn't have any "lube" on him. I had to give him a bath just so the stuff would come off of him.

Then a little doeling came out (black & white swirl), a few minutes later a buckling (black & white swirl), then a small little girl came out butt first (black & brown). I didn't know that she was tail/butt first until she was pretty much out. Thankfully she is small, so it wasn't a problem ;).

Doris gave us a gallon of colostrum within the first 12 hours, and is milking like a pro now. The colorful buckling is already spoken for, so is the black and brown doeling. Here are a few photos of them, in order of birth ;).

Buckling #1 (we call him "Sticky" right now, since he was so sticky at birth)
Doeling #1,

Buckling #2, we are calling him Shotgun,
Doeling #2,

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Recent Photos

I thought I would post a few recent pictures of the goats. The weather has been great the past few days, and everyone has been grazing a lot and coming back with *full* bellies! Doris is still as wide as a train. All is going pretty well.

We also still have Vanilla's little doeling available for sale. Email or call me for more info and a price on her ( - 918-594-4004).




Some of the herd going out to pasture,

Buttermilk (Boer/Nubian dry doe),

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Workshop - Sheds, Picnic Tables, Stools, Custom-built items and more!

I thought I would share a couple of links. A friend of ours and my brother have been building various items and selling them. Anything from sheds to picnic tables and stools. You can see what they have available below, but if you don't see something that you would like, feel free to email or call or 918-598-4004.

Thanks for looking!

P.S. - Doris is still super wide and has not popped yet :)!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vanilla had twins

Just thought I would give a quick update that Vanilla (Nubian doe, Good Goats Vanilla Cream) kidded to a beautiful buckling and doeling early Sunday (the 10th) morning. The buckling is a very handsome dark red with white ears and a little black trim. The doeling is a pretty black with white roaning, brown trip and white ears. Their ears have actually come *down* since they were born. They are both very small and petite, especially compared to all of the big kids! I hope to get some pics of them up here soon. Oh also, their sire is PawPawNin Quiet Wyatt. They are 1st gen, 75% Nubian 25% Nigerian kids.

Doris is now in the kidding stalls, on day 140 today, and is *HUGE*. I am expecting quads :).

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Update, pictures, and hail storm

Well it's been a while since I posted last. No new babies born yet - we have had Vanilla in one of the kidding stalls for the past few nights. She is due the 13th. Everything is going pretty good. All of the kids are growing a lot.

We lost one of our yearlings from last year, Lotsa Dots, almost a week ago. We've been trying to keep her going for a few months now, but she just got thinner and thinner for no reason. The vet didn't find anything wrong with her. No worms, plenty of feed. I think the move might have taken a toll on her, but am not sure. She was a very sweet little doe and is missed :(!!

On another note, we had big storm late last week and some of this week. I've posted a picture of the hail we had below. No tornado though! I have not been in one yet and hope to not ever be ;). Today was a very nice, warm day and I think all of the animals enjoyed being able to finally go out to pasture.

This is one of the many streams, small and big, created by all the heavy rain,
Just thought this was a cool picture,
another "cool" picture ;),
Here is a pic of the hail that we had last Friday morning. . . it was very loud here in the metal barn!
Some of the does going out to pasture,
Big, wide Doris eating leaves that were knocked off the trees from the hail,

I think that is all for now. Have a good night!