Posts Tagged ‘Moon’

Moon’s Doeling ~ 2010

Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett 1 Comment

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 percentages of either buck or doe kids.  Holy milk buckets!  We have had a good ratio from Jack with the Spanish and Boer nannies though, so I wasn’t too worried. (more…)

Moon’s Buckling ~ 2009

Posted on: December 13th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett 3 Comments

Don’t you just love a girl who’s right on time? Sunday morning broke with the same grey chilly weather that we have been having so far in December. It was not long though, before the sun began to shine and it turned into a beautiful warm day. What luck!  This is the day that the calendar says is the due date for Moon and Heidi to have their kids. The typical gestation for a goat is 150 to 155 days. (more…)

Autumn Portraits ~ 2009

Posted on: November 17th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett 2 Comments

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 rains to remind us what green grass looks like. (more…)

Video ~ Meet the Sugarplums

Posted on: June 12th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett

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…)

Auntie Weaner

Posted on: August 8th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

We have expanded our herd to include two more dairy goats – another Nubian and a Saanen. The creamy little Nubian, Holly Golightly, is so petite that at nine weeks she looks just like Heidi did at about two weeks! The Saanen, Moon, is bright white and with her short upright ears, looks like a little deer in with rest of the long-eared girls. (more…)