Monday, August 31, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well it has needed to be done for a while.... barn cleaning! We finally got out there with the tractor, and got almost 3/4 done. Yay! The tractor barely fits in the barn, and it can only fit in on one side since the other side slants down and is too short (for the exhaust pipe on the tractor). But, 2 hrs of tractor work saved us days and days (probably weeks) of hand cleaning it! After lunch today we are going to hopefully finish it. It was a little less than 2 ft deep, and that's just from last winter!
Last year I did deep bending - where you just add more and more straw all winter, then clean it out once a year. But then that once a year cleaning is big time hard! So I think this year I am going to not deep bed, and clean once a week or so. On really cold days I will have to bed them in, but not leave it all winter. There was all kinds of bugs living in the bedding underneath all the hay - ewww!
Yesterday I bred Lizzie (Spirit Earth Lizzie, Nubian/Alpine) to Junior Mint. The babies are not registerable. So she's due January 23rd.
Today Kiss and Rustler (Nubian/Boer/Nigerian wether) are leaving to a new home. Thanks to Susan Perkins for giving them a great home!
Posted by Good Goats at 8:36 AM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My sister entered her Bullmastiff puppy, Canuck, in a photo contest. If you can, please vote for him! You can vote everyday too. Pass it along to whomever you can! Go here to vote for him. Thanks!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Monday, August 24, 2009
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The cow saga continues... we got the new (bigger) inflations in the mail yesterday. We tried them yesterday night, but they were too big! So we tried the small ones and they worked pretty well. The hoses needed some adjustment but we milked her out with the machine. But then, this morning it only milked out about half, and I think it was partly user-error, but maybe not. We don't think the pulsator is working though, since it has "worked" but not like it should. Just something else to throw us for a loop... if anyone knows how to work these Surge milkers, that would be great (maybe it's just us, but it's not the easiest machine to figure out!)!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Well, we have been reevaluating our herd, and have decided to sell some does. There is nothing wrong with any of them - they are beautiful, friendly and very productive - we just have too many! With kidding season coming in some months, and of course we are going to keep some doelings, it's time to thin out some of the older does. I did not have time to get pictures of them today, but if you would like pictures, email me and I can hopefully get them to you within the next few days. So here's the sales list.
Posted by Good Goats at 11:26 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today, I bred one of our Nubian does, Capering Valley P Rhia. I am very excited to finally have her bred! We bought her last winter and she was suppose to be bred, but ended up not being bred. She was also thin. But, thankfully she is in much, much better condition now and is bred! She is a beautiful doe and I hope I get a doeling out of her! Oh, and I bred her to Quiet Wyatt for 1st generation, 75% Nubian kids. So she is due January 8th.
Posted by Good Goats at 11:58 AM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here is a picture of my sister's adorable little (or not so little) Bullmastiff puppy. His name is Canuck and he is from Canada You can follow Canuck's life over at his blog - Adventures of Canuck - http://adventuresofcanuck.blogspot.com
Posted by Good Goats at 8:51 AM
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I have a feeling that my postings are going to be about breeding does for a lil' while now! Yesterday (Saturday, the 8th) I bred LaWanda to Quiet Wyatt. So she's due January 5th. It's nice to finally have some does bred. LaWanda last kidded in May of 2008 - she milked through all last winter and has been a good girl!
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Thursday, August 6, 2009
Woohoo! Finally some does came into heat (that I have been waiting to come into heat for a while now), and we bred them last night. We bred PawPawNin Maglio Tartuffini (Maggie, she is also polled) to Dreamy-Hollow Parker for 2nd generation kids. And Icthus VML Champagne Kiss to Dreamy-Hollow Lando (he has blue-eyes) for 2nd generation kids also. SO they are both due January 2nd. Kidding will be starting a little later than last year, but sometimes a break, even if it is small, is nice ;).
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