Friday, June 24, 2011

pasture pics

Last night after milking I went out with the camera and took some photos. The does usually go out and browse more after milking so we got some good pics!

this isn't out in the pasture, but I thought it was kinda cute!


the guard jenny, standing where the pond (that we drained) used to be,

fence line,

Helena (Saanen/Nubian cross),

the 2 herd queens,

Honey Bun. . . no, she is not pregnant ;),

the Mama Llama,



Prissy. . . she IS pregnant and due the end of July.

Pugsy, one of the bucklings from this year,

"Grandma", the queen of goats :). She goes out to pasture in the evening, but stays in the front yard during the day because it is too hot and she is too slow to keep up with the herd in the heat.

the black goat in the middle is Rhia. She is another "grandma goat", but she has lost most of her teeth, so doesn't really eat out in the pasture - she's just the "Watch Goat", I guess :)!!



And that's it for now!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baby kidded, flower pics

"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!

Have a good day!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

doelings we are keeping

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 ;).

Have a great day!


Friday, June 17, 2011

2 does left

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.

Just a few random pictures for you. . .

Have a good evening!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

an update in pictures

Life has been busy, as usual. It's been warm too, which I think is nice ;).

Here's an update in pictures (mainly).

a big boar hog,

a red Mini Lop,

a new young Dorper ram my brother got,

Muscovy ducks,

a new goat my brother added to the herd... she's a big girl!


one of the two jacks we have... I think they are suppose to be leaving tomorrow...

our little jenny that guards the goats and sheep,

a new kitten,

the llamas,

a rooster,

soccer games,

And I think that's it for now!

Have a good day!