On Monday night, Rose (Toggenburg first freshener bred to a Saanen), had a few bubbles hanging out. We watched her but she didn't seem have be having much if any contractions at all. So we went in and found 2 big tangled kids (after trying to figure out what we were feeling). My cousin, who is a big guy, when in and it took about 40 minutes total to get both kids out. First what there was, was one kid's front legs, and the other kids head. So he pushed the head back, found the other kids head and pulled her out. Big healthy doe kid. The second kid wasn't going to come on its own either. So he got his head, couldn't easily find the legs, and pulled and pulled till his head finally came out, then he found his legs and out he came. Another big healthy kid, a buckling this time though. Momma was a little dazed - poor girl, this was her first kidding and it was probably the roughest kidding we've had here!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Well, our 6-goat milking stanchion is done and in use! I really like how it turned out. It takes the does some getting used to, but it makes milking time much faster and easier. Here are a few pictures. Let me know if you want one too :).
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Sunday, January 18, 2009
I have been very busy with no time on the computer really!
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Monday, January 5, 2009
Mo kidded today to twin bucklings, about 3 hours ago or so. Kidding went easy, Mo is doing good and so are the babies (hungry little guys!). They are both black with white ears and crown, and one has white markings on his legs and belly. I'll hopefully get pictures later or tomorrow and post them when I can ;). Oh and their sire is PawPawNin Quiet Wyatt so they are third generation bucklings.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Happy New Year! Been busy with all kinds of things like caring for the whole Ranch while some of my family was on vacation, kids, auctions, etc... but had a chance to post.
Posted by Good Goats at 8:47 PM