There's an old shed on our farm that we store a hay wagon under. The goats like to hang out there sometimes. And where there are goat there is goat manure. I have never cleaned out the shed so I thought this would be easy to get to and put on the garden.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We got the fall calving cattle up today to work.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
We got an emergency call from the church secretary yesterday wanting to know if we had a small 4 legged animal the preacher could use for the Sunrise Service. She had sheep but the lambs were too big and wild to hold. So, of course we did, we had 58 to choose from.
E dyed the deviled eggs this year as found in the Life in the Little Red Farmhouse blog. (I love E's Easter shirt)
They were a big hit.
Kid count: 60 with 31 nannies kidding. Two older pet goats, Squeeky and Tinkerbell, and a yearling didn't kid. (they might later in the summer, we'll see)
Saturday, April 23, 2011
We have a few goats that we are supplementing with a bottle. They are staying with the herd and in some cases trying to stay with the mother, but not getting enough on their own.
Pictures today are courtesy of sister C. Thank you C.
Friday, April 22, 2011
We only have 1 more goat close to kidding so today we penned them up to band the bucks and deworm the nannies. I use injectable Cydectin at 1 cc/100 pounds SQ to deworm.
Kid Count: 59
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A visit to the nursery to try and get some good pictures deteriorated into an itch fest.
Kid count: 54
Monday, April 18, 2011
I took a new step in Otoelene's training today.
Kid Count: 52
Saturday, April 16, 2011
We had a set of twins this morning. The cow took the heifer but not the bull calf.
Kid count: 44 (triplets yesterday)
Friday, April 15, 2011
I climbed over the gate one day when Otoelene was standing next to it and decided it would be a good time to desensitize the space above her head. She didn't seem to mind me being above her at all. She then turned sideways to the fence and wanted to be scratched. Well, obviously, the next step was to go ahead an sit on her.
She is not the least bit bothered by the arrangement, especially if she get to be scratched in the process.
Kid count: 41
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I love the spring and the anticipation of all of the different flowers blooming.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Our friends brought their 18 month old daughter Pyper over yesterday to play with the baby goats.
Kid count: 28 (not counting Pyper)