Category Archives: Kidding

Hello Fall! – uncut

I look out at the leaves changing color on the trees, and give thanks that fall is here and winter is coming.  It’s the beginning of the farm’s down time.  I used to resist the first freeze of the fall, hating to see the … Continue reading

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We’re The Nearing The End Of The Milk

It’s about that time of year again, although about a month ahead of schedule, that the does stop producing milk until they kid again in the spring.  I’m anticipating that we’ll have jars of the white liquid in our refrigerator … Continue reading

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The Broncos and Breeding – uncut

September brings two things, Broncos season and Breeding season.  For either form of entertainment, you can sit on the sidelines and watch.  Both are rather action packed. Around the time Broncos season kicks up, Lucy, Canela, Snowflake and MaryAnn are … Continue reading

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On A Hay Bale Under The Moonlight…

Remember my favorite store?  It’s Eve’s Revolution.  Locally owned, cute clothes, nice people. About a month ago, I used the last of a gift card from my parents to buy a cream-colored dress off the sale rack.  When I paid … Continue reading

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And Two More Makes Five!

We checked on Sally last night around 9 pm when we did chores.  Her udder was full and she’d been by herself a lot of the day, no signs of mucousy discharge.  Birth did not seem imminent.  We watched a … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Turn!

Three Days Ago: Goats don’t plan their births for the most convenient times.  OK.  You’re right, they don’t plan them at all.  So, whoever is in charge of the whole “when should I get down to business and get these … Continue reading

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Who Guessed Dottie???

If you guessed Dottie…YOU WERE RIGHT!!! Congratulations!  You win an all expense paid trip to the barn tonight to take care of her!  And her baby! Yes, 4 days of labor is long.  She wasn’t in full-on labor the whole time, … Continue reading

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