Tag Archives: Sidney

The Making of an Oopsie Baby

12 Nov

It’s been one of those falls that make me want to pull my hair out and wonder why I do this.  I had wormy June babies, and it was all the boys.  I wormed them, and we’re past it, but it meant I couldn’t sell them until after the withdrawal date for the wormer.  Then the weather has been cold on the weekends, Margarita was taking my time, and, and and…

Fionn, Sam, Sidney, and Colt

Well, now Sidney came into heat and got bred.  I will actually end up giving her and all the little girls a shot so they don’t settle because some are too young, and I’m not having first time moms kid while I’m still working.  Those boys have to go next weekend.  No matter what.

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Friday’s Hunt v4.19

10 Nov

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with T, black and white, and paper. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  Sister goats!  LilyAnn and Sidney are both adorable.  That’s why I haven’t been able to decide on which one I want to keep, which means I think they are both keepers.

LilyAnn and Sidney

Metal:  The big metal round bale feeder has been nice to have here for the two girls.  Yes, we are still waiting on crias.  Odie might be going a bit stir crazy.  She tends to race from one end of the small enclosure to the other.  Maybeline is more laid back about the pre-cria confinement.

Maybeline (front) and Odie (running in back)

Mineral:  The goats enjoy their salt and mineral block combination.  I have to get the block like this because some greedy piggy goats will eat the soft mineral and molasses from the buck to the point that they make themselves sick.  Yes, we learned that the hard way (Cough. Coral. Cough.).

Reva

Now it’s your turn!

In Search of the Perfect Kid

7 Oct

I have had goats now for fourteen years.  I’ve had a lot of kids born on the farm.  I currently have around forty-five forever goats.  I want this number to get smaller because, quite honestly, I’m getting old and want less work.  At the same time, I’m horribly sentimental, so I want to keep descendants from all my goats. Well, at least all my original lines.  That means:  Millie, Minnie, Maddie, Cutie, Meg, Scarlet, Grace, Annie, Mabel, and Coffee for the girls.  All of my bucks:  Ozzy, Grover, Jack, Boeris, and Sam.  I’ve decided to create the perfect kid–a kid that has blood from all of those goats listed before.

Gidget

I have it narrowed down to five girls and Xerxes that I have to somehow combine.  It will take another three or four generations, but I think I can do it.

Hilda

I have also decided I might use a buck because I don’t want to keep a ton of goats now.  Just one or two over the next few years.  That adds another level of challenging to it.

Blaze

So if Blaze and Fionn have an awesome buck, I could breed it to Hilda and keep a girl from that combination.  Then, even if I sold the buck, the kids would still be from that line  (That’s how I got Dolly.  I kept Millie’s buck, Bam Bam and bred him to Lily.  That turned out pretty darn cute and sweet.).

Ava

In some lines, I also have a couple of generations I can use–Bonnie, Blaze and Gidget; Wanda and Ava.

Wanda

There are a couple that I only have one from that line to continue it on–Hilda and Cutie.

Cutie

Of course, I have lots of kids that have Millie, Scarlet, Mabel, Maddie, Annie, Ozzy, and Grover in them.  Yes, Sidney (and LilyAnn) come from all of them.

Sidney

It will be interesting to see what combinations I can come up with to do this as quickly (and cute, sweet and healthy) as possible.