Halloween Day dawned bright and sunny for Heidi’s due date. She was right on target last year, and looked to be headed that way this year too. She had been patiently waiting these last few days, and looked much like a beached (but content) white whale chewing her cud in the shade of the hackberry […]
Woo hoo! We did it! Our first official full-blooded dairy goat doe kid. With seven out of seven being born as bucklings this past Winter and Spring, I wondered when our first doeling would arrive. In fact, I have actually heard from a goat-friend this year that some bucks can be known for throwing high […]
When the kids are about one week old, we start letting them go out with their dams into the field for a couple of hours each evening. Napping kids can sometimes get left behind when the herd comes in at sunset.
Beautiful Leah had grown to her usual large proportions when her due date arrived on Monday. As a cold front came in, I thought that we would have a repeat of last year’s chilly arrival. I’ve heard that “a smart doe will wait for nice weather” so maybe that’s what Leah decided to do. Then […]
Lest you think that only expecting mothers are the goats to get attention, I’d like to tell you about walking with Annie Oakleaf. We had a very exciting visit on the same day that Moon and Heidi were due to have their kids. My longtime friend, Mindy, brought her two young girls over to see […]
As the days grow shorter and we head into another Winter, it is like looking at a new herd of goats with the little ones grown into healthy weanlings, and youngsters maturing into adults. The wonderful crop of nutritious mesquite beans put a nice finish on all of the stock in time for late summer […]