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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kidding updates

It has been a busy and eventful kidding season thus far, and we are far from over. Current tally, 6 ngierian dwarf kids 3 does, 3 bucks. 13 mini nubians, 8 bucks, 5 does. Several wethers and a couple bucks are available, possibly one doeling unspoken for at this point. 5 more does to kid. Deliveries have been challenging with new twists and turns and one emergency call to Alison for help. Gracie appreciated our help and has bounced back to nursing her strapping bucklings all day and milking 4lbs each AM. Tilly...well she heard she might be going somewhere if she had a doeling, so...she didn't! Most kids this year have been named in honor of our Super Bowl champion Seahawks, but this week Bella gave birth to 4 little Cullen's! Naming baby goats is one of the sweet rewards for a year of hard work!

The Solar panels have been busy soaking up the rays and helping to pay off the system. They like sunny cool days best of all. 

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Winter Wonderland!
The snow has been falling steadily for the past few days. What that means on the farm is more indoor time for all of the farm animals EXCEPT the Dogs! They love the snow.
 Goats aren't fond of, but do fine in the snow as long as they have a place to escape wind and wet, but they do still need good ventilation.At this time of year I actually let stall bedding build up a bit as the manure and urine help create some heat. However, amonia fumes can cause respiratory problems. Several things I have learned over the years include placing bedding pellets in the base of the stall and regularly top dress with wasted hay (they do this for me!), and straw. I also keep the doors to the stall open since most of the areas are draft free and this helps with air circulation. Also, If I can smell it, they are breathing it...this is my clue that it is time to add bedding, or clean it out.
The second thing to be concerned about is fresh water that is not frozen. This is true for all of the farm animals. Over the years I have carried many buckets of warm water and broken ice on stock tanks. Last year, I purchased a heated water bucket and stock tank de-icer. Of course with goats extra care to keep them from access to chew the cords is important...but I want to tell you how nice it is to only carry two small buckets for one distant goat shelter and the poultry.
For pregnant does, excersize is really important. Whenever the weather lets up a bit I am outside encouraging movement and play, sometimes even walking a doe around the house. Enter content here

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