Companeros Kojack Spook presented me with twin half grown doelings last night just before midnight. Big girls. They have just had a bottle this morning and are busily cleaning each others face. Can't let good colostrum go to waste. Spook is the daughter of GCH Companeros Standout Melody 10* M, the 2012 ADGA Reserve National Champion so I have high hopes for these girls. That makes 3 Saanen doelings and 0 Saanen bucklings. YEA me!!
Dream-Fire Almost Amy had twins Wednesday. A beautiful apricot doe and buck. They are the two on the right looking a little scruffy. I didn't get them cleaned up as well as usual since I had two does trying to kid at the same time and Amy had no problems while the other doe was in distress. My husband had to pull the first Saanen born this year and we figured she would be dead since her head was laying back against her shoulder and we could not get it pulled forward. She sure surprised us. She is getting stronger everyday and her bowed neck from being folded is slowly getting straighter. Even her ears were bent at weird angles.
I don't know what happened. Last year all of my TX Tornado doelings were dark, dark brown. Looks like I am getting the reverse this year.
Twin doelings born today. Up running and jumping at less than 8 hours old. Thought they would at least take a nap. I need one after checking on their dam every two hours since yesterday.
Pinkie, the LGD, is a little miffed at her young charges. One of them is with her on the moutnain but the other one is asleeep in the loafing shed in the background. Keeping up with twins is so hard, especially twin bucks. Yes, we are having a buck year here. Too bad since the coloring on this buckling is beautiful. Toggenburg colored but it is hard to see in this picture. I would love to have a LaMancha doe that color.
Looks like I took the most unflattering picture I could but in real life they are totally cute. Surprise surprised me with twin doelings. She was named Surprise because her Saanen mother had her right on time and I was shocked that the kid had elf ears. Darn fence jumping LaMancha buck. Ttrouble is he was always in his pen when we got home at the end of the day. Smart boy.
The reason I was surprised again was she wasn't in the kidding pen since she isn't due yet. The two due NOW are still stuffing themselves with grain and hay in the kidding pen but have no signs of having their babies. Surprise had a single doe kid last year and her name is Cowgirl and her picture is on the Recorded Grade page. This is Pinkie, the Livestock, Guardian Dog's, first year with does kidding and she did well. Proud of her. Nine more due in January. Hoping for doelings. Hope, hope, hope.
The goats love to see me coming when I am carrying buckets. Like they are starving. Look who is front and center. Why it's Swede Farm J Princess Bluebell. There was even a chicken in line for dinner tonight.
This is in addition to the six (yes, I said six) dozen eggs that are in the refrigerator. Chloe the Goat's human dad eats 4 every morning, I eat one and the housedog, Sami eats one. That is 6 per day for sure. I have a few egg customers at work but we are off until Monday. By then I will have 15 dozen. And son took a dozen out of this bucket to town for a friend today. Looks like I will have to start scrambling eggs for the livestock guardian dogs again until we catch up. They won't eat them raw
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!