I apoligize to all my readers for not updating on current farm news earlier. Much has happened since Rosemerry and Lulu kidded.
We'll start with Saturday. Dad, Mom, Rebekah, Elizabeth and I went up to MSU for a MDGS (Michigan Dairy Goat Society) Spring Goat Day. It's always lots of fun and very educational. The rest of those who stayed behind kept an eye on the goats. Savannah kidded around 10:30 with a single doe kid. She looks much like Savannah herself, very cute. :) When we got home at 3:00 we were told that Gatlin had kidded at 1:00 with HUGE twins, a buck and a doe. They are all AWESOME eaters. :) We had also brought two beautiful doe kids home from Tammy, the lady we helped with kidding. Beautiful doe kids!
Sunday we just were laid back, no one kidded (they all wanted to give me the day off) and enjoyed the wonderful 60+ degree weather! We gather a bunch of sap and kept that boiling.
Today (Monday), I knew Sapphire and Maggie were getting close so I put them in kidding pens. Everyone else went to Coldwater and I stayed home and cleaned the licenced kitchen (where we take care of all the milk) and watched the "girls". Sapphire went around 1:00 with beautiful twins....a doe and a buck. I'm really hoping to keep the doe since her mother is looking really nice. I LOVE her udder. :) Around 4:30 I went out to go start chores and saw that Maggie had already had a buck kid. I took care of him then "went in" to help deliver the other kid.....another buck! Presto (our yearling buck) has now given us 5 bucks and 0 does. Naughty Presto. lol!
Here are some pictures I've taken recently of the kids.....
Movie (Mandie's doe kid) playing on the rock pile!
Candie's buck kid. Doesn't he look all boy?
Abigail's new doe kid we bought on Saturday.
Most of the kids on the rock pile. Aren't they adorable?
My new kid that I bought on Saturday!
Ellie, isn't she getting big?
Getting some sun!
The young ones inside, left to right....Rosemerry's doe, Savannah's doe, Rosemerry's buck, Gatlin's buck, Gatlin's doe.
So now I think I'm all caught up.....for now. :)
Till next time!