Clipping Day for the Bucks
This is Texas-T Style Catalyst, an AI son of Companeros Lots of Style. He was bred by Pat Thornton from Midlothian, TX. We traded buck kids last year and I was certainly pleased when I finished clipping my boy for the Big Buck Bonanza in Weatherford. Plus he was the best behaved of all the bucks I clipped today. Thank goodness at least one of them acted nice.
Milk Test Day
I completed my second owner/sampler DHIA milk test this past weekend. Both of these girls had buck kids on them so I had never actually seen them with a full udder. Both are first fresheners sired by Lynnhaven KT A TX Tornado. Cowgirl on the left milked 9.6 pounds and Cherry on the right weighed in at 90 pounds and milked 7.7 pounds. High point girl was Patteran Lil Xona with 12.7 pounds. I am very proud of these does and the work involved will be worth it for them to earn their milking stars.
Piranha Pen !!
We affectionately call this the piranha pen. They are the oldest group and we have started the weaning process by feeding milk only in the evening. We have reached the point where neither one of us wants to go into that pen carrying a lambar full of milk. It isn't safe so as of today they are weaned. And from the look in their eyes they are NOT happy!!
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watches every move I make during milking time both morning and evening. I have yet to figure out what she is doing. Wonder if I am not doing it right? She is making me nervous staring at me. She is due to kid May 13 so maybe she is just anxious to join the milk string.
Future Pork Chops!!
Just returned from picking up two piglets to feed out. Our freezer is getting low on pork so these will be ready when the supply is diminished. One of them squealed all the way home.
There are 19 in the box and one still in the incubator drying off so I have 20 baby chicks all hatched today. I have a couple more eggs that are pipped so we shall see if they hatch. I think I had a good hatch and I certainly have a variety of colors. The odds that any of these are full blood is kind of low since I have four roosters of different breeds but it is possible. I think I have figured out why my son always showed broilers or turkeys in 4-H. He has always loved feathered critters and so do I so I guess he inherited it.
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!!