Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Alpine Does here!

I haven't posted in a while, as I have been super busy!

Monday we got two new Alpine does - a new breed for us! Aruba is 2 1/2 years old, is in milk and just recently bred. Honey Bun is 1 1/2 years old and is in milk (she kidded in June). They are both beautiful does with nice, easy to milk udders, and come from some great Alpine lines - some does in their pedigrees were Top Ten milkers, and National Grand Champions.
They were only being milked once a day, but we are milking them twice a day and their production is picking up very quickly!

Well, here are some pictures of them (they have empty udders in these pics).

Bar-Jon Hershey's Aruba,

Bar-Jon Honey Bun,

We've been busy - gone in town doing things, but not too much other than that really! Everything is looking very much like Fall, very quickly. Seems like all the leaves turned different colors just within a few days. . . very pretty though. I'll have to go out with the camera later today and get some photos before they all fall!

Well, I don't have all that much else to update on. Have a great day!