Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sunny Saturday aft Feb 26

Sure wish I could stop time, especially on sunny weekends. When I'm out and about, time flies.
Here is SweetPea's Peach relaxing on her throne, what a doll baby.

GingerBreadGirl and her 3 babies.
For you dairy-goat folks, check out that udder.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

got my new camera

Nigerian Dwarf Daiy Goats
I practiced with the new camera a few minutes after I got home from work.
You will never be able to convince me that the brothers don't know that's their Daddy or that Cahoot doesn't realize that's his sons. Cahoot will be 2 years old on 3/31/11 and the brothers will be 1 year old on 3/31/11.

The only photo I got of two of the three kids, will certainly get some in the next few days.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Goat Genetics

I still don't have a camera, will hopefully arrive tomorrow [Tuesday]. Went to Kids' Corral Carol and Duane's yesterday [Sunday] mainly to get GinnieBea checked out because she has been having some health issues (she whines when she pees and poops) and they disbudded Corky while we were there.

Short story, back in September, Holstein found an escape route and bred GingerBreadGirl. Both are polled which is risky genetics for female offspring, however, the particular bloodlines would be awesome.

Line breeding on MCH Doe-Sy-Doe's Patches 2*D
Sire: Red Holstein - Patches grandson
Dam: GingerBreadGirl - Patches was her Aunt on dam's side, Patches was her grandmother on the sire's side.

Carol and Duane are really trying to preserve Patches bloodlines. After checking out polled GinnieBea, it is now GinnieHe. Still a darling little goat, loves to play, eat, and sleep, but not a girl. The testicles are up under the skin.

I just don't want him to suffer from eliminating, so we'll keep and eye on GH. We'll be wethering Corky, just doesn't look like a show buck but Carol and Duane LOVE the potential of polled Fizz.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

dagnabbit no photo's

dagnabbit, just when I was having a good time on Sunday afternoon roasting hotdogs with fellow goats lovers, my camera decided to bite the dust. No photo's of us standing around the firepit.

then, on Monday - Valentines Day, my dear GingerBreadGirl gave me triplets. So cute. No photo's of my darling babies.

I've now ordered a new camera, like the one I had but newer model, but won't be here until 2/23/11.

The Nigerian-Dwarf-Dairy-Goats babies names are:
GinniBea = doeling, a mini GingerGB
SloeGinFizz "Fizz" = buckling, looks like Holstein, his Daddy
CorkDryGin "Corky" = buckling, flashy tri-color

This morning they were just starting to jump and twist around, I had to tear myself away and go to work, but I'll be planted in front of them this weekend.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super, Sunny, Sunday

We had sunshine today, still chilly, but good gettin'-out, takin'-a-few-photo's weather.
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

Again, our bucks don't live with the does and wethers. We've got 7 bucks - MilkDud, Cahoot, Pappy, Beau, Bordy, Holstein, and Bubba.

Now for some cute girls.

Yes, the hot, and heavy turkey matings continue.

Have you tried any of these Bertolli Oven Bake Meals? Pretty good, we've had these three. Quick, easy, and very tasty after a hard day at work. $6.50 per bag at WalMart. .