Saturday, February 9, 2008

Goats and more goats.....

Kidding Season Has Begun!
For the next several months, my life ceases to be my own. The kidding storm has begun.....
First came Pearlie's twins- they are full siblings to Bridie- the little girl, shown above- not named yet- is looking for a new home. She will be a wonderful bottle baby.
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Next is Gretel's little boy- the first of the Chicago kids to hit the ground in 08'. He came out kissing everybody and Gretel is a super mommy with a beautiful soft udder. Please excuse Gretel's butt, she's just out of childbed, not nursed yet so you can see her udder. Gretel's not too bright you see- I went out to give her a bell for her collar this morning when I checked the mommies pen and she lost him when I picked him up to give him a hug- we can't tell if he is polled yet, but there is a good possibility that he is.
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There are few does who need to go to new homes- here are some of them.
Angela is a purebred Nubian upcoming dry yearling.
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Aradia is a Saanen doe, posing in the red collar, that has never bred that needs a pet home or to work as a pack goat. If you take her and she has kids, it is your gain!
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This is Laurie, a lovely Saanen upcoming dry yearling. I had to choose between her and her sister because of space limitations, what with kids coming and all. Standing beside her is her mother, Pai'Gow.
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This is Sarah Rose, a half Nubian/half Saanen junior yearling- she was bottle raised, along with Angela, and is very friendly.
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This is Helga, a litter sister to Gretel. Helga got the brains of the outfit. Sorry I got her on the move and behind Wildflower's butt- they know when you want to take their picture and run to hide as the camera shutter is working. Helga is bred to Chicago and won't leave until after she kids- he doe kid by Chicago from last year is possibly the best kid I have ever bred. I like her udder a lot- but, I can only keep so many.
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Here is Lena, theToggenburg. Yes, the brown one. She's bred to Pan, my Golden Guernsey buck for SR kids. She can leave when she kids.
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This is Opal. Opal is a fantastic milker. It is hard to get her to stop. I hate to see her go, but as I say, I can only keep so many and the future of the herd is in the kids. She is also bred to Pan and can leave when she kids.
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Contact me at: GlastonburyFarm@juno.com We test every year for CAE and do not have CL in our herd.*

4 comments:

Peggy said...

she is beautiful! I wish I could take her but will have to talk William into it as we have plenty of goats to keep us busy. I just love those airplane ears. Bridey always greets me each morning with those lovely ears sticking out. I call her my flying nun. You have a beautiful herd and will pass your site on to others that might be interested.

Rosie said...

Pearlie likes having twins for such a skinny girl. She seems to pop them right out too. She dropped Bridey and Goata out in the field before I could get her on the porch last year. I can't believe how white that kid is!

BBC said...

Being a basic country boy I like what looks like your lifestyle.

When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in the mountains alone, 2 or 3 times a year I would go visit an old Greek man that tended goats off the beaten path, sometimes spend the night.

He would kill a young goat and serve some up for supper. I haven't had any for years but I liked it as a kid. I didn't think much of his goat cheese though.

Long before I heard of him and went to find him a bear had killed his wife up there so he lived alone and liked company.

But most people though that he was weird so didn't go to visit, but I thought he was a great guy. the English lady, armed only with her formidable dignity and impeccable etiquette, inquires: "Can I help you?"

yellowdog granny said...

wow, how terrific..if i didn't live in an apartment...i'd be up to my ass in goats..i love goats..the cheese they make especially...lucky lucky you...
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