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In Two Weeks

26 Mar

I have been so obsessed with all the spring break moms and kids and trying to plan for the new greenhouse and work and Tux that I somehow just realized that in two weeks, I’ll be up to my elbows in Easter kidding.

Perdita and her little Lady. (We just finished with spring break babies!)

So who’s due in those four days?  Sidney is first.  She is due on Good Friday, April 7th.


On April 8th, we have Joy and Antigone.



The 9th is a busy day with six girls due:


Rosie (she’s definitely and “I think…”)




Cupid and Tansy

On Monday, the 10th the last four are due.  One is Cupid (pictured above).




I think.  As we know, I never assume I will be perfect in figuring these things out.  It’s going to be a long, sleepless weekend.  I am grateful my sister is going to be here to help part of the time.

The Buck Conundrum

1 Mar

I have a problem with bringing bucks to the farm.  They get sick. They die.


Seriously, I cannot seem to keep them healthy.

Grover Street (had pneumonia; I sold him and he apparently really bulked up)

For the first however many years, I know now it was copper.

Boeris Van de Yell

That’s why I didn’t get a new buck for several years as I tried to figure out the copper.  Then I finally brought Benji to the farm.


That didn’t work out well. So I don’t know what to do because I still need new blood.  I have two bucks, but they are both Osboer bucks.

Xerxes is a Fionn baby

One option would be to buy a buck and just sell it after the breeding season.  But I’m not sure I like bringing bucks here and selling them because every new goat I bring comes with the possibility of new health risks.

Frodo is a Fionn grandbaby

The other option is to see if I can keep a Benji buck if I have one that is nice looking because the boys who are born here seem to do just fine.  That’s not totally new blood, but the only Benji baby I’ve kept is Ostara, and Sidney or LilyAnn would be a good option for keeping a Benji buck.

Sidney is bred to Benji

I guess we’ll have to just wait and see what happens with the Benji kids before I have to worry about it.

A Friday Photo Dump

17 Feb

Just a bunch of leftovers because last weekend was good weather for taking pictures.

The cats had colds last week; this is before Herbie’s eyes were back to normal



Hilda and Rosie

a red-bellied woodpecker




Rocky–those eyes!


Hope you have a great weekend!