Monday, March 16, 2009

Savannah, Gatlin, Sapphire, Maggie and other News

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.....

Maggie's bucks.
Sapphire's 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!
~Bethany~

8 comments:

Jenna said...

Wow girl! You're busy:)
Hey, when you get a chance, I'd love to see a picture of Savannah's udder!! Oh BTW, Candie's buck does totally look "all boy"! Are you going to keep him intact? The does from Tammy are lovely:) So are all of the other kids!!! Great work Bethany!

Your friend,
Jenna

Bethany said...

I'll try to get some pictures of Sav's udder. It looks pretty nice!

I'm not going to keep Candie's buck intact as he is only a Recorded Grade. Can't breed with him! He looks just like his pappy though! :)

~Bethany~

Bethany said...

Those are very cute pictures!!! I think you definatly have plenty of goats now.

Josh said...

Wow Bethany,
talk about some kids! I like the does you got from Tammy and isn't it fun that Abigail and I have twin sisters from Touch? I named mine Tanacity, does Abigail have a name picked out?

Josh

Josh said...

Sorry, I spelled it wrong! It's Tenacity...

Bethany said...

Bethany, I still have 5 more to kid so I'm not through yet! :)

Josh, it is cool that you and Abigail bought twins sisters! We still haven't decided on names yet...but I'm kinda leaning towards Top Notch and call her Top. So does this give you another Ten? lol!

~Bethany~

Josh said...

I know! I'm not sure about nicknames yet but we can't have two Tens running around!

Josh

Bria said...

How cute!!!
My grandfather's heard of goats have been multiplying like rabbits! He has had 30 kids in one week!