Category Archives: Kidding

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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Which Goat Do You Think Will Kid First?

Here’s Lucy: Here’s Dottie: Here are the facts:  Dottie was due yesterday, April 12.  Lucy is due April 21.  Both of them look like they are the beginnings of labor…TODAY. Which one do you think will have her babies first??? … Continue reading

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Introducing… Peaches’ Baby Boy!

Kidding season has finally come to our farm!  We’ve been waiting (me, rather impatiently) for the day to come that Peaches, one of our pregnant does, would finally give birth.  I was being SO impatient that I was beginning to believe … Continue reading

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Let The Breeding Begin

Well, it’s breeding time again, and this year’s show immediately turned out better than last year’s sit-on-the-sidelines-waiting-for-some-action flop. Remember last year?  We took Canela and Lucy to a farm to be bred, with our only breeding experience being a book … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!!!!

It has now been precisely 1 year and 2 days since we got our first two goats.  And, who knew what would happen since then… 1.  I gained 13 pounds.  Yikes. 2.  We had three does (goat girls) birth a … Continue reading

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Stuff For Sale

Every time, when I was little, that we went to the mountains to ski, we’d look for the “Stuff for Sale” sign.  It was in the yard of a run down cabin set right next to Highway 24.  Not too … Continue reading

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Another Thing About Disbudding

Back at Marilan’s yesterday, we had our two newest girls disbudded.  It all went the same as the last disbudding experience, but last time I forgot to mention the pain reliever.  Marilan takes good care of the babies. As you may recall, … Continue reading

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Dottie Blew…And We Made Cheese.

It started out as a typical Goat Cheese Making Class.  Just four friendly students here for a Saturday morning of milking, cheesemaking and eating.  It went smoothly until my six-year-old blasted through the kitchen door with the newsflash: “WE’RE HAVING … Continue reading

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