So far this lambing and kidding season all has gone quite well. I had to briefly bring one baby kid goat into the house but she is back out with her mom and also taking a bottle. However, on Sunday morning (yesterday) when I went out to the barn, one of my first time mothers … Continue reading Weak Lamb Doing Better – Farm Updates
It is cold this morning: Really cold. It's in the low 20 degrees F. so all the water buckets are still frozen. I've had to truck down water to all three barns. The great news is all the new babies are doing well. And, we had two new baby goats last night that are big … Continue reading A Crisp Cold Winter Morning Photographic Farm Tour Of HiBar Ranch
It's 21 degrees this morning at the farm (Monday early morning). The clouds are hanging low and frost covers our farm. I am sitting by our wood cook stove warming, along with our new little critter, Princess Nicketti, whom our daughter has renamed "Lil Bean". She is one of our newborn Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat … Continue reading Babies In The House ~ Keys To Successful Lambing & Kidding
She finally Took The Bottle!
As we've been blogging, it's lambing and kidding time. This morning we arrived to the barn with another baby kid goat; a little girl. This is the time of year when the babies throw you unexpected curve balls. Our first doe this year stayed in labor and wasn't delivering. We rushed her to the vet … Continue reading The First Rule You Break In Farming Is To Never Bring Your Babies In The House