Monday, April 30, 2012
I have been a serious slacker when it comes to blog posting lately... sorry guys! About a week and a half ago we added 5 new Nubians to our farm - from Six-M-Galaxy lines! Very excited about these new additions, I think they will improve our Nubian lines incredibly. I'll put up more info on their exact pedigrees and such later, as I am trying to be quick at the moment ;).
First is Adam, a yearling Nubian buck.
Next, here are the 3 doelings. They are all just over 8 weeks old and are bottle babies (of course).
Still have to come up with a name for the spotted one...
We haven't "officially" named her yet, but are calling her Patches for now ;)
Not a great pic, but this is Sugar Baby, the 3rd doeling.
And last but certainly not least, this is our new Six-M-Galaxy buckling! I think he is gorgeous. He is just over 8 weeks old as well, was a dam-raised baby buck switched to the bottle without a problem. He is massive.
And just since I had a picture of him, this is our buckling out of Pruittville lines, Powerhouse.
Posted by Good Goats at 9:09 AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hope everyone in blogger-land is doing good! Things are going well here on the ranch. Lots of babies being born, as usual. We have about 13 or so does left to kid - almost done, yay!!! Although I really like kidding season and all the babies. . . I'll be happy when it's over with ;).
This is one of the Boer kids - sire is a boer, dam is Nubian/Boer cross.
Yesterday the first chick of the year hatched! We have several Muscovy ducks that are sitting on nests, and a few chickens. If they all hatch, we'll probably have TONS of baby chickens and ducks running around.
Piglet, one of our MiniNubian does, kidded to triplet doelings Sunday morning. Good job girl!! I needed some doelings. . .
Mom giving Peppy kisses ;). He's been a little bit sad the past week because we separated him from his mom - he needed to be weaned big time, he is over a year old! He's doing fine, but does try to go through the gate to get to his mom when we are out there.
A few of the kids playing in the pasture today!
We have these 3 pot bellied pigs that live in the front yard. They are the some of the smallest pigs ever, and they don't make much nose at all. This is the boar. I think he's pretty ugly... sorry guy.
Little Trauma is doing great!
I thought this was a neat picture of someone watering some plants in the garden!
Hope y'all are having a great week!
Posted by Good Goats at 1:46 PM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
First off, baby Trauma is doing very very good. She's 10 days old today and is growing like a weed. She's a very plump little thing, and although her crooked head inhibits her from a few things, she is learning to live life well around her disability. And personally, I think she's the cutest sweetest baby goat ever.
Things have been busy around here - kids and lambs being born, goats to milk, stalls to clean, animals to worm, medicate, feed, shear, trim, water buckets to be filled, and then soccer games, birthday parties and shopping. . . the list seems to never end. But, the weather has been awesome lately and the grass is growing very well. Hope we have a good growing season this year.
Here's lots of pictures of from around the ranch the past week.
Hope you all are having a good week!
Posted by Good Goats at 2:04 PM