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Sunday, March 28, 2010

We have 69 baby Pygora's on the ground!

After kids coming so quickly over the last week, today was a much appreciated, slow day. Only 3 babies came today.

The day was spent cleaning out pens and taking baby photos of each kid. It's 10:30pm and I think I will turn in for the evening. I will be up again at 2am checking the barn for new arrivals.

Thanks Erika, Crystal, Ari and Julie for all your help during spring break!

More later!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kids coming fast and furious!

Babies are coming fast and furious! Much earlier than first anticipated!
We are up to 39 babies on the ground right now. Boy, do we have some real head turners!

I've been working non stop in the barn the last few days and I'm just now taking a breather to give this update.

Over all, kidding has gone very smoothly. Most of the babies have already been born by the time I make my rounds checking on the Does.

I will be making my next update soon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Our 1st 2010 Pygora babies have arrived!

Our doe, Fudge, and sire, White Mahogany, came through for us this 2010 Kidding season! Fudge delivered adorable twin doelings late in the evening on March 19th. It was a 150 day gestation.

The rest of the herd is expected to start kidding any time after March 26th. We have been very busy preparing for many babies!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kidding season is just a few days away!


In 2 days, our Doe, Fudge, will be at 150 days gestation. That means she could start kidding any day now! We can hardly wait to see what our permanent grand champion Doe produces this year!

The rest of the herd is expected to start kidding a week later so we are busy preparing for many babies to start arriving any time after March 25th!

Once the babies begin arriving, my plan is to give frequent updates as often as possible. At times it may be just a brief update depending on how busy the day/night went. Pygora goats are usually very easy kidders but I like to be there to make sure momma and babies are doing fine.

The date for the Golden Fleece 4H Club visit has been moved up from April 17th to April 3rd. This should give them an opportunity to experience what it is like to be here in the heat of kidding season.

The 4H'ers will have the opportunity to take care of newborn kids and their moms. For the brave, they might even catch a doe giving birth.

I'm really looking forward having the Golden Fleece 4H Club visit the ranch! ~Lisa

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Torrey Pine turns Sweet 16!


Torrey Pine is now officially the oldest goat on our farm. A birthday party is planned today to celebrate this milestone.

Torrey Pine now surpasses her mom, Pandora, as the oldest goat on the farm. Pandora was 1 week shy of her 16th birthday when she passed away.

We look forward to seeing Torrey Pine through to her 17th.

Happy birthday, Old Girl!