Friday, February 28, 2014

Babies in February!

We do not normally start our kidding season until the first of April due to the extreme weather conditions in late winter.  Temps are crazy and there is usually an interesting amount of wet heavy snows in February and March.... well this year has been a little different.  We have two boer bucks that are fairly young, and one sunny afternoon they broke out of their "jail" and had a little fun...Here is the result of their fun... first set of twins were born on a snow covered 12 degree day... thank god for an excellent mom and hair dryers and hot towels...second set born a couple days later on a much warmer day... and a couple days later... a single was born, again on a warmer morning.  All girls (does).
I didn't take a lot of pictures of the babies born on the 12 degree day.  Too worried that they wouldn't make it...As you can see they are going strong.
Named them Fudgesicle and Dreamsicle.

Second set of twins born in the woods.  Beka took ownership of these babies.

Beka laying outside the barn by "her" babies getting some well deserved "grub".

Baby number three, check out those ears.
"Little Strawberry"  Her mom is an older goat and doesn't have much milk so she is getting some bottle help.  VERY spoiled already.

Hopefully we are done until April.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dogs and Attention

Husband and I went for a walk yesterday afternoon checking fences..of course we had some excellent security coverage while we did that.  They really don't ask for much in payment....

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Early Start to Kidding

Surprise!  We knew that we would have one goat with an early delivery.  Just didn't think it would be last Thursday when the high for the day was 12 degrees.  A week later so far so good!  Amazing what hot towels and a hair dryer will do.  And an excellent mama goat!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Deer and Cold

According to the weatherman, today is the last day of REALLY cold weather.  10 Degrees this morning.  We have had a group of seven (7) deer does and yearlings camping out in our yard.

View from our living room.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dogs and a little more snow

Beka in the morning barn sunshine.

Trance doing her thing.

Some of the goats at the hay rack.

Beka making sure there are no evil things hanging around.

Trance... soooo cute....

Just hug me!

 Beka watching out for Pinky our little partially blind goat.  She was a premie, so tiny that she fit in the palm of my hand when she was born..(I have small hands)