Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Just a quick note to say kidding season has started here. Yesterday Wheezee - one of our spotted Nubian does - kidded to a big healthy single buckling who is brown/white spotted. Then a few hours later our big paint Boer doe kidded to another single spotted (blonde/white/black) buckling. Both are out of our spotted Nubian boy from last year - Heartbreaker.
What a way to start kidding season - 2 single boys? Hopefully this isn't a representation of what the rest of the year holds ;). But they were both super easy kiddings and everyone is healthy... I'll take that any day.
Pictures later, Lord willing!
Posted by Good Goats at 9:06 AM
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I have not blogged for a long time, I know, I'm sorry. Life has been busy as usual. All the does are bred, and kidding should start February 1st. In the meantime, we are enjoying a little "vacation" with chores being so easy - we only have 5 does in milk that we are milking once a day, there are no kids to bottle and feeding is a pretty easy chore. I am enjoying my sleep-in time while it lasts, because the kidding chart is filled which means lots of fun and not much rest in just a few short weeks :).
Today I have some sad news to share with you though. If you have been a follower of my blog I am sure you have seen posts about a little goat named Trauma. She was a single kid born in March of 2012, who was born with a deformity - a crooked neck. From the moment she was born her sweet little face made her so hard to not fall in love with. We named her Trauma, I gave her lots of loving care. She learned how to walk and would come to her name like a puppy. She acted more like a dog than a goat, and was always in the milk room during milking time.
She lived with not too much trouble considering her crooked neck, but always seemed to have a little trouble breathing because of the way her neck was shaped and very often had a runny nose - which was fixed with a little tissue ;). The past few weeks tho she has seemed to not be doing too well. I did what I could but last night I knew it was time for her to go and she passed away laying in the fluffy straw she slept in every night.
Posted by Good Goats at 10:31 AM