Goat breeding 101

My herd is half pygmys half Nigerian dwarfs that are papered so we took the trip to get them all a boyfriend. So meet jack he is 100% Nigerian dwarf and his mom and his sires mom both have milk stars from American dairy goat association. I am so excited for this spring, all the pygmys have been freshened and the Nigerians will be freshened about the end of October! Happy goat days!! 

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Baby blue 

Oh the learning curve of our first baby and of course it has to be a stud colt lol. He is teaching me so much and he is a amazing fast learner! he will be 4 months old on the 29th of September and so far so good he is for the most part halter broke and leads kinda OK lol alot of head throwing but we are working on it! Gave him his fist bath last week and once the initial it’s not going to kill him wore off he was a champ about it, we can pick up all four feet and and his hugs are the best! Soon it will be time to ween him and that’s when all the real work starts we are thinking of weening him in October. Happy blue day everyone!!

Getting back into to the swing of things

Man I suck! Sorry faithful followers! Farm update. The family farm is no longer it is just me and my husband now, some people are just not meant to live together forever. No hard feelings just a parting if ways for the better. With that said I got a new horse Pete, new Billy goat for spring babies and just alot of cleaning up and taking care of business. I started painting the kitchen and have plans going for a new garden next year. We put in a koi pond this summer talk about addicting!! It’s been a whorl wind of craziness!! But I’m back now and won’t drop off again I swear!! 

Fast learning blue! 

The little man is learning so fast! So the little colt has started following me around the pen and letting me touch him all over, I have been picking up his legs every day well tonight I barely touched his legs and he gave me his foot!!! I held it for about 5 seconds, I made sure to drop it before he could take it away from me you know that whole pressure and release bit! I’m so excited he’s going to be so amazing!! I know I should be a lot farther with him but I am as happy as a peach with this new development!! 

Getting a new horse today! 

Today the old man Peter is coming home to live with me forever! He’s about 19 and was rescued from the meat truck because people found him to unsafe “on the ground” which come to find out he is more than bomb proof while in the saddle!!! U can ride him up porches, in the arena, down a busy road, dogs can chase him, he can heard cows, he can walk through water!! He’s a amazing horse!! So who know what happened to him, he’s a little flitchy on the ground but other than that he’s bomb proof to the max I can’t wait to ride him and get a good little pattern on him! With the right care and exercise program I should be able to get a few more years outta him!!! 

Baby blue

Our sweet colt baby blue is amazing!!! Every day is a new day and we make a little more progress! We have been getting him use to us touching him all over , we haven’t got a halter on him yet. But I can pick up all four feet and hold them!! Baby steps, baby steps.. So I am dedicated to getting the halter on him this week!! 

New adventures

Oh I am so sorry !! life on the farm has been crazy! The minute it gets warm it’s all hands on deck!! So I will try to catch you all up the best I can!! We where blessed with a beautiful red roam colt on memorial weekend 

We named the wee lad “blue” we missed him being born but have been mauling him every day since !! He is a adventure all on his own!!! Don’t worry lots of up dates to come!! 

We bought 5 straight runs of chickens 2 of laying hens and the rest broilers which we made a awesome chicken plucker, again don’t worry more details coming on that too!! We also have 2 turkeys!  

I got a new horse his name is Peter the great and he is amazing!! Lots of barrel practice coming soon!! 

Which brings us to hay season which is in full swing now!! So hang on for the ride folks I’m back and will keep you all paired on all the daily adventures!!!! Thank you to all my faithful followers!!! 

Up and running!! 

Oh my heck I have been so busy!! So let’s dive in!! My Nigerian dwarf had 3 beautiful babies and I have been milking her! Her babies are 3 weeks old so I pull them off and put them in their own pin at night and milk the doe in the morning I have been getting almost 2 pints!!! So I have started making soaps and body washes!! On top of that I have been making bath bombs and body scrubs!!! 

You can check them all out at sunflowerblossomhw@etsy.com

On top of that I have been bottle feeding my other two Nigerian dwarfs and they have been growing so fast!! My wonderful mare is pregant and due any day any minute!!! So so excited!! And today was first day as a cake decorator!!! So much fun I will be sure to keep you all posted thanks for following!!! 

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Happy goat life

Oh man have things been busy around here!! My beautiful Nigerian dwarf blessed us with 3 happy healthy babies!  

 
We also got my two new bottle feeder Nigerian dwarfs Bambi and Lilly and they are growing like weeds! Almost time to ween them from the bottle!! We also got 2 bottle feeder calves to butcher this fall for meat, and our own cow had a calf that we have named bandit! It has been babies galore around her now we are just waiting tell may or June when the horse is due!!