For the first time since the kids were born, May gave us a true spring day (an afternoon, at any rate). Poor Darcy had been cooped up in the barn for nearly a full week. It was time to throw the doors open. The rest of the herd was down in the pasture, so I [...]
Darcy kept us waiting six days. She seemed unbothered by it all. It was just the humans who were anxious, all the way through yesterday morning when I suggested maybe we should talk to the vet to see if we should be concerned. Of course, that's what did it. Like taking an umbrella along to [...]
Please meet Gideon, Gordon, and Gertrude, born to absolutely perfect first-time mother Darcy, on April 29, 2016, between 3.45 and 5 pm.
Baby face At his home farm, with his (golden) daddy and another friend Checking out his new space Accepting a welcome home gift Meeting Westwind
Out of the blue, a month or so ago, a friend forwarded me an email, “Isn’t this the type of goat you have?” Her husband had been browsing craigslist and found for sale a purebred Guernsey buck. You might know that this is a very rare breed. There aren’t that many in this country (a [...]
We'd been on kid watch for a week, with Wellesley's due date this past Monday. I'd cleaned the kidding stall down to the bare floor, swept it clean, filled it with fresh bedding, and assembled the "kidding kit" with supplies we might need. Saturday afternoon, we read the changes in Wellesley's body (softened ligaments, raised [...]
It's the day after Thanksgiving and what did we do? Drove two goats to upstate New York, of course. We're traditionalists. About a year ago, we dried off our milking goat, Willow, to give us all a bit of a rest. The plan was to breed a couple of our does again this Fall to [...]