"Baby Ruth" kidded late Monday morning to 2 cute bucklings. Both are very colorful boys, and have the LaMancha ears from their dad. I don't have any pictures of them at the moment but will have to get some. Anyone looking for a cute buckling....?!?
The other night I went out when it was almost dark and took pictures of some flowers in the garden. I thought they turned out pretty good, so here are a few!
We are keeping 4 doelings this year. 2 Mini Nubians and 2 LaMancha crosses. Here's some pictures of them and their names. . . although these are just their "barn names". . . haven't figured out what I am going to register them as.
This is "DD". Her sire is Dreamy-Hollow's HHB Lando and her dam is PawPawNin Ditzy Doris. She has blue eyes.
This is "Flapper". Her sire is MercyFarms BW TOI Ranger (LaMancha) and her sire is Seqouyah Jems Mystic Journey (Alpine), although I don't have her papers (because she was sold to me as an unregistered goat, and then we saw that she was tattooed and found out that she was registered).
This is "Flipper". Her sire is the LaMancha buck (MercyFarms BW TOI Ranger) and her dam is Good Goats Vanilla Cream (Nubian).
And last but not least, this is "Lolita". Her sire is PawPawNin Quiet Wyatt and her dam is Good Goats JM Piglet. She is polled.
On another note, my brother got this heifer calf the other day. She must've just been weaned but was a bit too young I think, so he's taught her how to nurse out of a bottle. Isn't she just adorable!?!
This is "Berry", our little Nigerian buck. He is just the smallest thing ever but has a huge beard!
Ranger, the LaMancha buck. . .
And since I had the camera out this morning, here's a few of the other photos I shot ;).
Baby Ruth, a registered grade Nubian doe, is due and on day 145 today. She looks rather wide, and her udder is filling nicely. This will be her 3rd kidding, and she is bred to our LaMancha buck (because he was the only standard sized buck we had at the time besides the Boer). After Baby, Prissy (a purebred Nubian doe) is due the end of July. And then we are DONE. . . until we breed does to hopefully kid in December ;). I have decided I like kidding in cold weather MUCH much more than in warm weather. The kids get a better start and don't have to deal with any parasite issues till they are older, and that is also much easier on me. So my plan this year is to have does kidding from December thru March, and then be done. We'll see if it works as planned. . . I really hope it does! We also have a good couple handfuls of first fresheners that will be getting bred late this summer/early fall - I think there is around 10 of 'em out there - that'll make for a more stressful kidding season for sure! But we really haven't had many problem kiddings with our FFs. Hopefully it stays that way.
Hello! My name is Suriyah. Me and my family raise quality Mini-Nubians, Nubians, Alpines and Boers. We also have many other animals including sheep, llamas, donkeys, ponies, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, quail, dogs and cats. Feel free to check out our website for more info and ask any questions you may have! I am also 18 years old and blessed to be the 4th of 11 children, living in the country in beautiful Oklahoma! Follow along my blog to read about our family's life and life on the farm, which will at times be happy and other times be sad :). But above all, make sure you fear God and believe the Bible. Have a good day and I hope you enjoy reading!