Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mid-Year Kid Menagerie

Cocoa, our only solid black doe has given us the most beautiful goat kids this year.
In spring a solid black doe kid was born and now these two beauties.

Molly's only daughter we kept has also kidded for the 2nd time this year and has a new silver doe.

The last kid born is all white.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grandma's Calf

Animals seem to be born on holidays and birthdays...our first calf this year was born on our nephew's birthday and this new calf was born on Grandma's birthday.

Friday, June 7, 2013


The long-awaited ducklings have hatched...6 of them are being very well protected by their mother.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Loosing of the Lambs; and the Wool!

Shearing, worming and hoof trimming took place on Sunday which was pretty much all day until almost dark for 22 adult sheep. Shearing was punctuated by a smoker full of ribs and chicken that were started overnight.

2 late lambs surprised us over the past couple of weeks, both males. So there will be 2 more wethers available in a couple of months.

7 more lambs parted ways over the past week. 2 sweet white ewe lambs with spots and the 5 below (which leaves us with a very limited amount of lambs left as some are being retained):

Katmoget patterned ram lamb

Peaches and Crème (ewes)

Cookies and Cream (wethers)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lowdown on Lambs

We have several lamb reservations already which is at least half of this year's production, and several we will be keeping for breeding. Select mature ewes are usually available throughout the year, with some bred ewes available in November for those not interested in keeping a ram.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Sent the goats over to the newest paddock last night, 7-8 acres of rough stuff that hasn't been touched since last year that is already greened up. Multiflora rose, thorny locust, maidengrass, and weeds galore! There is now grass growing where they were at last year.

They ran back to their old stomping grounds at nightfall as they feel secure there. I bet before the week is up they'll be bedding down at the top of the new spot which is where they spent last fall. Will move the coos over whenever they are nearest the gate to that area. Once it's clean it'll be sheep-ready.