Take care and goodnight!
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About 2 something in the morning today, I was awoken to a goat screaming below in the stalls like something was seriously wrong. Me and Mom ran down here, plugged the light in, and one of the goats that had banded horns was standing there yelling. We soon realized that she had knocked her horn completely off. The horn was on the ground with a little blood, but she was barely bleeding. There was a little blood on her head so we put some blood stop powder on it and went back to bed. She also went back to sleep, thankfully! Today she seems just fine, just she's now a unicorn!
It's only been 17 days since we banded them - that is very fast for one to fall off already! The soonest I read that they would fall off would be 21 days, but hey, sooner is fine with me!
It was very cold this morning... 16 degrees or something like that, and all the water buckets were solid frozen.
Rosie, our first doe due, is on day 144 today - babies soon to come, Lord willing!
Well, some of my family will be leaving in a few days and gone till next year - wait, that's only a few days away :). I've gotta cook and plan a few things during the next few days for our New Year's Eve party on Friday night!
Have a great day!
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Have a great weekend!
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Well, I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! We did!
This past week has been incredibly busy, and I really wasn't expecting it to be this busy but it's been great and we've had a good time with everyone!
Wednesday it was warm, in the 70's. Then yesterday morning we woke up to ICE on everything. . . BRR!!! It's all melting today though. But with the first cold front here, I want to dry more does off. . . 14 is too many, LOL! In a week or two we'll see what I can get down to.
All the animals are doing pretty well. Except for Dancer, the Alpine buck that has had so many issues. We are sending him back to the breeder we got him from. I really hope they can help him, I have done everything I can think of and he is just SO thin. He gets grain, free-feed hay, etc. etc. Anyway. . .
I don't have any pictures - sorry! I don't think anyone got any pics of everything encased in ice, but that's alright because I'm sure we'll get another ice storm later this year. It's not too fun, but everything is so pretty afterwards - it looks like there are crystals everywhere!
Well, I better get off of here and get to cleaning the house and let the "girls" out to pasture before more it gets too busy around here.
Have a great weekend!
Really, I have been meaning to do a blog post for the past day or two but just haven't gotten around to doing it.
Let's see. . . about 2 weeks ago our friend's 6 goats that we were "baby sitting" for 13 (?) days or something went home. Then yesterday another friend went out of town, so we have to watch her goats/animals too. . . thankfully she is just next door, so it makes things easier.
Things have been going pretty good here. Not much to "report" really I don't think. Just had another load of hay delivered today... it's going fast!
The pictures below are by my little sister - thanks!
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. . . not much! I counted it up and we have 17 does bred, finally! The not so exciting news I guess is that there are 17 MORE does that still have to be bred! But of the last 17, several are doe kids that are to be bred end of December-January, and then some meat goats, and about 5 of the 17 are does that I am going to milk through until hopefully January/February. So not bad I guess. The first doe is due January 2nd, and we only have 2 due in January (not normal, but a nice break) and then a ton in February and March.
The donkey girls are doing great and getting along with everyone. My little sister came up with names. . . I guess they are better than Jenny and Janet - it's "Candy" (the bigger one) and "Sugar" (the smaller one). They are so sweet and friendly. . . I never would have thought I would like a donkey very much at all, LOL!
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