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 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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!