Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Life on the farm has not been as quiet as reading on my blog has been. A few weeks back one of our Boer cross does kidded to triplet doelings. We bought her bred, and didn't know who she was bred to. It looks like the sire to the girls was a Nigerian, as they are quite small and Nigie looking. One funny thing on one of them, is that she has wattles. But they aren't just normal wattles. One of them is in the regular spot on her neck, the other one is on her ear! Pretty cute.

A few days ago we brought in about 35 new does. They are mostly Boers, with a few Toggs, a Nubian a LaMancha and 2 Katahdin sheep as well. They are all supposed to be bred, which seems to be true as one of the does kidded to a single large buckling the day after they arrived here.

A cold front moved in finally, and everything is frozen. It makes me extremely thankful for the barns, for lots of hay, unfrozen hoses and my coveralls and Muck boots to keep me from freezing while doing chores.

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that many months back we had an abortion and pinkeye storm go through the goat and sheep herds. We treated everyone for Chlamydia, all the abortions and pinkeye stopped. Whew! It was quite a chore to give shots to that many animals, but I am very thankful that we figured it out as we lost no more kids and got no more pinkeye, and have not had problems for months.

Well, a few days ago I noticed some blood and mucus on one of the Mini Nubian doe's rear end. It looked like a classic abortion. My heart sank, thinking back to the days when we lost so many. This doe is a younger doe, aborted last year as well, and the year before gave birth to twins who we found dead. I think from the cold weather because she was young & did not clean them unfortunately, we did not know she was bred and it was extremely cold out. The good thing about her, is that she has come into milk every time, so at least she is productive on the stand.

So, I don't know if it's just a weird fluke, as a few abortions a year in a large herd can be completely normal. But to be on the safe side, I am treating all the pregnant does again. Yeah...lovely. I'd rather be safe than sorry though.

There has been so much that has gone on since I last blogged, I really should blog more often. I could write a whole another page on the CT shooting and the gun control debate, but I think I will save that for another day.

Peace out.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Photo Shoots

Today I was busy with taking lots of pictures. 15 people and nearly 200 photos later, I am done for the day. Here's a few of them.

Best friends,

 My beautiful sister Qadoshyah,

 My cute little sister Rahumyah,

These were taken the other day. They are of my little brother and sister, O and Yo.

Have a good night!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Liberty Ranch Photography

Dude, I haven't posted on my blog in a long time! Seems to be something I do rather often.

I started a new Facebook page... yeah, another page for YOU to go and like for me, right?! It's called Liberty Ranch Photography and is my latest endeavor. If you could head on over there, check it out, and if you like what you see, give it a thumbs up! If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like a photo shoot done, don't hesitate to shoot me an email/comment/facebook message/whatever!

This week I am doing old fashioned photos with all my siblings. Today I got a few of them done. Here's a few for a sneak peak.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Photos from the weekend

Lots of photos were taken this weekend. Some were from the exotic animal sale held at a local ranch here. Saturday my brother, little sister and I went and gave pony rides at a party, so I took lots of pictures there as well.

a bull with a nose ring

a buffalo/angus cross calf,

an alpaca cria,

a baby baboon. Did you know a herd of baboons is called a congress? Pretty ironic, huh?

photo taken by my little 7 year old sister,

Norayah is happy about something I guess!

the birthday baby,

this pic was also taken by my 7 year old sister - she is quite the photographer in training!

Hope you all have a great weekend!