Monday, October 29, 2007

ONE confirmed Pregnancy

I had a weak moment at the vet's today and went ahead and ultrasounded Willow just because she's my doe who had the false pregnancy. YES, she is pregnant and she has two for sure but he thinks more because there is an awful lot of fluid for 35 days. WAHOO!
I am 99.999999% positive that Joie is not because she has gotton gently wider in the past 5 weeks. All TB tests are neg. Waiting on Bruc. and CAEs so will post results when I get them.
All i can say is I have a pretty awesome buck who has settled 2 for sure, 2 more possibly and all before the age of 6 months. What a guy! I can't wait to see what he throws - and how many?????

Monday, October 22, 2007

2 Pregnant Goaties

It's looking pretty positive that we will have two goaties delivering babies about the same time.
I wasn't home when Joie was due to go in heat but my milker said she never saw any signs of heat on the two days she should have. Both girl's are looking slightly wider too. I guess we will be awaiting not one but two sets of kids around Feb 14-17. Next on the hit parade are Miss Priss
and Chikorita if I can ever figure out who the betrothed will be for Chiki. I know for Miss Priss.
We will be done with breeding then until April - then, if she is big enough, Little Shihara will have a date!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pregnant Goaty!

It looks Like El Cerro Wind in the Willows is pregnant. She did not go into heat. I will watch her closely all day today to make sure but there is no signs of heat with her. We will be watching Joie tomorrow and Thursday to see what happens with her. I hope this means we will have two sets of babies come Mid - February. If we can swing it we may ultrasound when the girls go in for their testing. We will be testing for TB/Bruc. thru the vet and will be doing a herd CAE here
from home as soon as I get all the info and our intructor comes to show us how to do blood draws. Hoping for another NEG year for entire herd. We should have our certified herd status this winter. Also wanted to Thank everyone who bought goat's from us this year. We are so pleased with the good homes we got for our babies. Thank you all for blessing us with homes for the babies, and new friends we've made. Hope to see all of you next year on the show circuit and through 4H with expanding herds and a bunch of winners!

Monday, October 8, 2007

La Dolce Vita

FINALLY got a decent picture of Vita up. She is half sister to our Miss Priss. The other ob is Vita's sister Joyfull Surprise. She normally doesn't look this bad but i was having a hard time getting her picture. So I fed her and she wouldn't keep her head out of the food bucket. She really isn't hunched like this picture. Anyway. She is 1 1/2 years old out of Anglen Farms Rita and Vassajara's Vito whose mother has been in the top 10 in the Nation for ADGA's DHIR testing. If her 1/2 sister puts out over a gallon per day (she has a different sire) I wonder what this girl will put out!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sunrise over the back 40 (haha)

This picture was taken off of our back porch this morning EARLY.
It is about the most beautiful sunset we've seen and I can honestly say G*D is an incredible artist. It was stunning. Sorry, if you were expecting a new goat picture but how could you not appreciate HIS handiwork.