Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Farm update

Just an update from here on the farm......
#1. I am starting to get paperwork, etc. worked out for our first show which begins in only 18 days! Lots to do before then. I am planning to take at least 16 does (including kids) so we should be busy. More details on that coming....

#2. We sold the last of our Nubians yesterday (thank you!) so we now only have Allegro for sale. We may have a few more doe kids for sale later in the summer but I'm going to guess we won't be parting with too many. They all look pretty nice!

#3. I did a second milk test on the does yesterday (only 11 now!). I was pretty happy with the results.

Missy - 9.96#
Gatlin - 11.5#
Mandie - 9.02#
Hannah - 9.58# (I do believe this was read wrong, I think it's supposed to be 10.58#)

First Fresheners
Maggie - 7# even
Lulu - 5.98#
Alithia - 7.4#
Cammy - 7.28#
Gala - 7.46#
Zoe - 5.5#
Candie - 7.26#

The only ones I would have liked to see a little more in are Lulu and Zoe but their udders fill up nice and don't look small so I think they will freshen out nice as 2nd fresheners.

Well, that about sums it up for now. Will try to get some pictures on pretty soon.

In Christ,


Josh said...

Hey Bethany,
Good to hear from you! We are doing the same thing and I can't wait to go to the show! We're only bringing 3 milkers but we'll have 7 doe kids there as well. I suppose it's a good number to start out with our first year, right? When are you going to start shaving your does? I'm still a bit hesitant because of weather...

See ya,

Jenna said...

I can't wait to see you too:) That's a plus that we can see you there!!!

Oh, are all of the kids (4 legged) there a bit ...rough so-to-speak? I'm not sure how on earth ours will do. We are starting to work with them every day, so hopefully that'll make a differance~

Love always,

Bethany said...

Josh, sounds like a great number to start out with, enough to make it worth your while but not too much to make you over loaded. :) I will probably start shaving 7 - 10 days before the show. I like that length of hair before the show. So who all are you taking? I was trying to guess, but I wasn't sure. ;)

Jenna, some people have their kids worked with but most of them are pretty crazy. It can make everything pretty interesting and keeps everyone laughing. I do have Tea (the a is accented) worked with well and am working on Top and Movie. Abigail has been working on her's so anyway. It is best to work with them and usually doesn't take too long. Actually, the one I'm worried most about is Alithia. She still hasn't settled down. lol!

Looking forward to seeing you both soon!


Joshua said...

Hey Bethany,
What does the # sign mean by the actual numbers? 16 does is a lot of goats to show. You are going to be busy. Have a blessed day Bethany.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Bethany said...

Joshua, the # sign stands for pounds. Ex. 7# = 7 pounds. :) Hope that makes sense. Thanks for the comment!
A sister in Christ!