This Week on the Farm This week on the farm. First, we said goodbye to a few goats. I have talked about in the past that I was going to sell some of our goats who did not fit into our long-term goals. It was sad seeing them go, but they will have a more suitable farm for minis where our fencing and yard are more appropriate for the larger goats.
So, looking over my girls who have been with the Billy’s since Nov. 1st many are starting to show. My younger girls, who some are full Nubians, and some are Kinder/Nubian mixes, do not seem to be bred. This is something we thought may happen. Kinder’s and Dwarfs go into heat each month throughout the year. Nubians tend to go into heat in the fall. Some will go into heat each month, but not all do. Well, our younger girls who will be one this spring do not seem to have come into heat, or they may be only having one baby, so they do not look as big. We will have to wait and see, but this could mean these girls will be bred in the spring or summer for Fall babies, which is fine as we will be having babies due at different times throughout the year to keep us in milk all next winter.
A new Billy has come to the farm, and his name is Ted, and oh boy, did he give us a run when we got home. We put him the girls, but he said no thank you and went another way. Michael had snow to his thighs, and I was butt deep in the snow, getting him back In the right area. What a workout hiking in the snow can be, we were worn out and tired by the end of the chase, but he is a beauty—a full-blood Nubian who came from MT to our farm. I am excited to have him as our new herd for the 2022 breeding season. This week one of our best milkers was just not acting like herself, and we chose to bring her inside. She is doing fantastic after 2-3 days of being inside, and I don’t think she wants to be a barn goat anymore, ha-ha. So, it looks like we have two house goats. We have the new baby goat in the house as well. It has just been so cold, and she is without her mom and in a new place. Don’t worry, and the goats do not have free range of our house. We turned our living room into a bar, ha-ha, and they have an extra-large dog kennel they are staying in. But our new baby goat thinks the couch is the right place for her and she has been hanging out and watching movies with the kids.
Mare, our new little goat, has been full of energy. She likes to be under my feet when I cook. She also likes to sit on the couch with you and watch TV or just hang out. Michael learned the hard way she likes his breakfast just as much as he did. She jumped up behind his head just like our dogs do. She is sure to keep us on our toes.
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