Monday, February 7, 2011

The Goat Exchange

I have some goat updates for everyone:

Dutchess, one of our first purebred ADGA Nubians born here, kidded by
our AGS Nigerian buck, Princeton, yesterday.

Wow! What adorable babies!

I'm going to post photos of the birth. . .
just for folks as a learning blog. If you're not inclined
to farm life in its raw state, this blog may not be for you:

She is saying, I assume, "Look what I've done, guys!"

That is a totally normal birth there. Quick, easy and 
the kids were up and bouncing around very quickly.

I follow kidding up with a 1/4 cc injection into each kid of

Wormed the doe 

And they are good to go. . .
Nothing like the Nightmare last year with the doe's Dam 

We weren't prepared, did not know what we were doing prior to
that birth and ended up with a hard kidding, hard recovery, weak kids and

These are registerable Miniature Nubians
Doeling and Buckling
We have two more to kid by Princeton and 
one more to kid in March by Ace, the Nubian buck
All are for sale
$300 each

Moving on. . .

We sold Willow, Missy and Bo to a couple in Pennsylvania.

Those were the last two Pygmy goats we had and our
Junior Nubian buck. I was very attached to Bo, but
I just did not need an extra buck at this time.

We've decided we really like the Nigerians, and we 
are looking for a few more quality does or doelings
like the two we bought last month:

There are almost no Nigerian breeders locally,
so I think they will sell well, and gosh! They are cute suckers!



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington