Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
We are 4 does less now. . . early Sunday morning I got up and milked Bridget and Willa. Then loaded them two and Princess and Toasty into the trailer. My cousin met a lady in Missouri that drove all the way from Indiana. Thank you Heather for giving the girls a great home! You can visit Heavenly Springs Farm's website here.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
WELL there was a bit of excitement in the pasture this morning. We were done milking and had gone over to our friend's house (who lives right next door) to look at her goat. On the way back, we saw a tiny little fawn in the pasture! It was hot from running around. It's mother had obviously abandoned it. . . poor thing! So, we decided to catch it, which wasn't too hard. We were going to take it and call a wild animal rescue or something, but our friend said she was going to keep it! So now she has a little fawn. . . and it is a doe :).
I don't think I ever said what we ended up naming our new young llama boy. We named him "Larry" :). He is adjusting so well and lives with the baby goats and puppy. . . they're a great little herd!
I forgot to mention in my last post that we got ANOTHER dog! Last week we were told that someone had a year old LGD who they needed to find a home for (the owner was in the hospital and the goats had been sold). So we thought, why not?!? Her name is "Winnie", she is a year old Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix, spayed, etc. She is huge for a year old too. I don't have any pictures of her right now. . . will have to work on that.
For for the first several days, things were a bit rough as the goats were scared of her, she was nervous in a new place. . . but I think things are going to work out.
Posted by Good Goats at 8:34 AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Well, life has been busy as usual. Sunday (in the heat!) we grabbed a few of the new sheep and wormed them, trimmed hooves and shaved anyone that had too much wool still. It went pretty smooth, for the most part :).
I just realized the other day that we have 2 does due in about 5-6 weeks! Yay! They are both Nubians. Prissy is bred to Wyatt, a Mini Nubian buck. And Baby (grade Nubian) is bred to Ace, the Boer.
Baby is HUGE though! This picture doesn't show it all too well, but she is huge.
We are finally getting produce from the garden! We've picked 12 cucumbers between yesterday and today, and tons of jalepenios already. Praise the Lord!
Posted by Good Goats at 8:16 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
Yesterday we were given 16 sheep and a potbelly pig! I didn't go pick them up, but some of my family did. Sheep aren't really "my" thing, but I have to admit that some of these lambs are pretty cute! There are a couple of rams, several adult ewes, a wether and several young lambs.
We've been picking blueberries at a local farm fairly often. Yum!
This morning we sheared the last llama, Salty. She broke out of the chute that we had made and sheared the other llama in. So, we brought her back to the stalls and put her in a little area so she couldn't move all that much, except her hind end - and she danced around a lot the whole time. She wasn't very happy about it and tried to kick and spit at us a few times, but we got it done and I'm glad it is DONE! It's definitely not the prettiest haircut, but it'll do.
Here's Peppercorn with her new haircut that we gave her the other day. She behaved MUCH better than Salty!
That's it for now. Have a great weekend!
Posted by Good Goats at 11:07 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday evening we went to the local livestock auction, as usual (for hogs... normally). A few female llamas went through and one had a baby of her. The mom was sold and it seemed like nobody wanted the baby. So of course, we felt sorry and bought him!
We got him home and put him in a stall. He seemed so small! But after talking to the llama experts, they said he is probably about 7 months old and old enough to be weaned. Poor guy though!
Monday morning we sheared him. I ordered new blades for the clippers I had got and they worked GREAT! He didn't like it much, of course, but was pretty calm by the time we were done. This morning we also sheared our brown female llama, Peppercorn - and the clippers worked great again and made the job MUCH faster. It only took about 30 minutes to do her. I don't think we got any pics of her done haircut - will have to get those later.
Saturday we had a birthday party/hoedown for my brother's 18th birthday! It turned out good and I was so tired by the end of the night! Then Sunday we went swimming. . .
Sunday evening we also got our new LGD puppy. He is SO TINY and cute. He is 75% Anatolian and 25% Great Pyrenees. He is only 6 weeks old, a bit young, but some things came up and we had to get them sooner (our friend got one of his brothers). The guy we got him from has some of the best LGDs and guarantees his dogs to work. So we'll see! He is hanging out with our bottle babies and we are going to keep our new llama with them, so they become a little herd.
Well, someone else has to get on this computer and I got to go put a halter on the new llama, so. . . have a great day!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Most of the photos below are from this morning, but there are a few others mixed in. Enjoy :)!
Posted by Good Goats at 11:59 AM