Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A "Hole" Lotta Goats

The 60 kids that we have on the ground are REALLY getting active now.  You can look out into the pasture now and see groups of kids just running as fast as they can just because they can...They love to get into the ditches and holes and play "King of the Hill"..

Friday, April 16, 2010

Babies Everywhere!!!!

We have had a really busy last 10 days here on the ranch... 60 kids are now on the ground.  The weather has been just perfect for kidding..high's in the low 80's and nights in the 50's AND no rain....I have posted several pictures of the new kids on the For Sale link and I will continue to add them as time permits.

Here's a couple of kids that have had a really hard day..

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Very Protective Mom...

This is Trance trying to get a closer look at the newest arrival yesterday.  It turned into a major head butting event.  Roswell the Mom goat won!!!  Nobody messes with her baby boy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bottle Baby Milk Replacer

This recipe was created by a wonderful lady in Blanco, Tx. Ms. Coni Ross R.N. She has agreed to let me post this information with her contact information for anyone to use.   I started using this formula last year on five babies..they were the most healthy bottle babies I have ever had.  NO BLOAT with this formula.
3 cups water
1 cup non fat dry milk
¼ cup whipping cream
1 large egg
1 scoop calf pac per batch in the morning

If the kid scours, ad 1-2 tbs of baby rice cereal to the formula.

To double the recipe use a jumbo egg, and 1/3 cup whipping cream and 6 cups water, 2 cups non fat dry milk.

Do not microwave. Warm in hot water. To me it is easier to make it when I need it.

I don't use yogurt in my recipe because live culture yogurt causes the milk to clabber. I use Calf Pac which has 5 live organisms and will not clabber the milk.

Information only: 1 large egg = 1 oz, 1 extra large egg is 1.5 oz, and a jumbo egg is 2 oz. so if you want to double the recipe, you add 1 jumbo egg ( they are cheaper) and 1/3 cup of whipping cream.

Monday, April 5, 2010

First Born of 2010

These little guys were born early this morning, in this picture they are not even an hour old...many more to come.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Classic Dodge

Bought this truck new in 1991.  
It is a W-250, with the Cummins Turbo Diesel, 4 Wheel Drive.
Still all original as it came from the factory except for tires, wheels and fluids. (John's words)  It has 110,000 miles, just starting to get it broken in.  It is a beautiful day here today so we decided to wash the dust off of it and go for a ride.  It really turns some heads these days, not many like it left on the road.  Only put 1100 miles on it in the last 12 months!  Guess we are going to drive it more often!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Old Gate Project

After 13 years of use, the old chicken wire on the gates has given up.  We are in the process of replacing all the rusty chicken wire with welded wire.  The reason for the wire on the gates is to keep the little goats on the right side of the gates and keep any varmits out.  The kid goats can just walk through the tube gates.  (Beka is inspecting our work)