Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Turn of Events

Two days ago, the farming husband realized a doe we did not realize had been bred my own Nigerian buck was getting an udder!

We have another doe due to kid in a month, and though she had no udder, we thought we'd give them both a sanitation clip ;)

I was very concerned after losing Claire, a much bigger doe, about this smaller coming 1 year old doe, so she was bred to our Nigerian buck.

And as a day with the goats and the pre kidding prep work ends. . .

and the farming fellow goes up to do the nightly feeding and finds:

A cute little single Doeling by Spring Breeze is born right
in the middle of the barn without a single hitch!

Momma and little gal are going fine! No issues at all!

Now, following up this Farm High. . .

We have been emailing with:

About buying 2-4 Nigerian does
We made the drive up to Independence, Ky
today on the spur of the moment
and we bought
Two 2008 Does.

Atwood Acres VOODOO
Atwood Acres Blue Berlin

I admit, I wanted 4, but the voice of seldom heard reason,
Farming Husband, chimed in a resounding, "No."
I listened, which is also a seldom sort of thing to occur.

The hardiness, ease of kidding and easy condition
make them a great choice for dairy goat keepers.

Many do not milk well, so be selective in where you buy your stock.
These two paired with the "soaking wet" buckling I'm waiting
on from the well known

and the two I purchased from a Colorado Herd brought to Ohio and Princeton,
our 1 yr old Buck from Atwood lines, as well,
Will give us a very well bred, milking group of Nigerian Dwarfs,
all AGS OR ADGA registered of course!

Also, I believe, with time, Eve, the doe who
lost both kids and sustained some strange type
of teat injury, we think from being so full and from
coming into contact with amniotic fluids for too long ,
will recover and end up with an amazing udder.

Well, the udder is already amazing, in my opinion, for a Frist
Freshening 1 year old doe, but once the teats heal, and I
believe they will, it will be quite a good udder!

This photo is after milking her out. . .
the red areas are all just scabbing and it is coming loose.



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