Rebecca-Creeks Leah is a lovely registered purebred Nubian doe from well-known bloodlines. Her grandsire was the 2004 District VI South Central Texas Goat Club Memorial Classic GRAND CHAMPION Senior Buck. I have owned this doe for three years, and she has kidded for me three times. I have retained one doe (born December 2008) and one buck (born February 2011) out of her offspring. She milks beautifully, and the divine taste reminds me of vanilla bean. (more…)
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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 again, she could only hold on for so long, right? Cold morning after cold morning this week I expected her to go at any time. (more…)
Meet the Sugarplums as they introduce themselves one by one. Annie, Holly, Moon and Heidi. Leah is still busy with her breakfast after being milked, but Mango and Star are always ready to ham it up for the camera. (more…)
I do believe that Spring has sprung. We have had a couple of nice rain showers, and the trees have put their leaves on. We’ve got a bit of grass starting as well, so I hope we get more rain before it dries up!
Little Mango finally beat her pinkeye, and has been spending her days outside with the dairy goats. She and Star get along very well, and enjoy playing together. Mango is a busy little helper, and even helped JW and I plant our vegetable garden by prancing down each row leaving tiny hoofprints. She trots along behind me when I go out to check the little ones in the main herd as well. And, as a testament to Leah’s good milk, she is every bit as big as both of her brothers. She’s a real beauty, with the dark Nubian lines running along her head over her eyes, and she also has spots on her ears and the back of her head. She’s got nice long dairy legs and a fine-ish head. If all of Jack’s daughters look like this, I’ll be on cloud nine! Good thing it’s a girl or I’d have a hard time getting rid of her. This one I get to keep! (more…)
Well, a bit of bad news about the new twins, as I lost the little boy at barely three days old. He was weak at birth, and could not stand right away, although he certainly could call out and was at least able to scramble and scoot around. I helped several times during the first day to hold him and help him to nurse. I think his downfall was catching a chill that night, as we were still very cold and actually ended up with a heavy fog. He improved quite a bit on that second day when I brought him inside to warm him by the heater. We even had a little practice standing up that evening. He was pretty sure he could just walk right out the door! I was heartbroken on Thursday morning though, to find I had lost him in the night. (more…)
My goodness! We had a bit of a surprise this morning… Well, TWO surprises, actually.
The cold front that blew in yesterday brought us some harsh wind and sub-freezing temperatures last night. When we turned in, the temperature was 29 degrees, with a wind chill in the low twenties. Yikes! Not exactly what are used to in our neck of the woods. Would you believe it was 80 a couple of days ago? I had shorts on; washing the dogs on Sunday afternoon! (more…)