Chicks hatching at 10 days???
I set 42 eggs in my incubator March 17 and the hatch date is April 6. I was reading my new Dairy Goat Journal at the dining table where my incubator is sitting and I kept hearing baby chick sounds. I finally looked in the incubator to find this little guy. Huh??? AND another one is pipped. I apparently gathered some eggs that a hen had been setting on and I am sure glad I didn't crack that one open for breakfast.
Casper the Barn Cat
Casper the Barn Cat tries to find the softest spot for a nap. Notice the one tooth that sticks out. Kasper has a deformed bottom jaw but it doesn't keep him from eating. He keeps me company anytime I am in the barn. He is getting to be a really big boy.
Ten Pounds of Cute!!!
Companeros Kojack Patty presented me with a ten pound bundle of joy yesterday. This little doll fills the baby tub just by herself. She is really big baby. I now have a Get of Sire for the Saanen Specialty in Weatherford June 1, 2013 out of three different dams.
The Second Wave of Babies!!!
My oldest babies are eight weeks old and the next wave has hit. I have six in the less than a week old pen ( four Saanens and two LaManchas) and they are still on individual bottles which means I spend an extra hour a day feeding babies. So glad when they get on the lambar. I am going to try them out on it this evening. Hope, hope, hope!!
Can It Bee?
Yes it can!! Whiteoak-Bend Can It Bee? had twin doelings today. Both white with a few black specks here and there. Dream-Fire EZ Cunningham is the sire. Three does and one buck so far for Cunningham. I am liking these numbers. Bee is a Lynnhaven KT A TX Tornado daughter.
Newest Member of the Family
This darling Experimental doe was born last night and is an Alpine x Saanen cross. My very first homegrown permanent champion many years ago was this same cross so I have high hopes for my new little girl. I was expecting triplets from the size of her dam and was VERY surprised with a single, although she is a BIG girl.
And it is a DOE!!!!! She looked pink when she was born but it looks like a light apricot with one black spot on her right hind leg and a beauty mark under her left eye. I thought it was a fly. Her dam is 75% LaMancha and 25% Saanen so I am not sure what this little girl will be. I can never figure out when they go
up to American LaMancha or stay Experimental. Either way I am a happy goat owner. I had a feeling to leave work early today and I got home just in time to deliver my new baby. I had to pull her since we weren't making any progress and her dam is a first freshener. Second baby was a buck so I left him with his Mom. I am thawing heat treated colostrum and will feed her in just a few minutes.
Swede Farm J Princess Bluebell spent many hours at the Houston Livestock Show
with her head stuck in the haybag. She was not eating. Could not figure out
whether she was sleeping in the dark or pouting for some unknown reason.
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!!