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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kidding season is coming to a close!

Baby Count:

Busy, busy, busy! That is the best way to describe the farm right now. Today was spent taking kid photos, tattooing ears and disbudding. By the end of the day, I have just 17 babies left to do.

When not in the barn, I have been spending my evenings cut and cropping kid photos and have barely started on putting together our kid sales list. My goal is to have it ready for the first person on our list to view within the next two weeks.

As of today, we have 3 more Does to kid. I have 1 full-time bottle baby and I'm supplimenting a set of twins from an old Doe and the Quads are needing a little extra milk as they are growing like weeds.

Today is a warm sunny day and I'm hoping to get the video camera out soon. Stay tuned.....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mud Puddle has quads!

Baby Count as of today: 105

Wow! Last night Mud Puddle surprised us with a set of quads! All are doing well. Quads are very rare at our farm. We have only had one other doe have quads in all the years we have been raising Pygora. It happened to be Mud Puddles Dam, Mud Pie. Mud Pie has had 2 sets of quads in her kidding career. As of today, Mud Pie hasn't kidded yet and is as big as a house! Stay tuned!

We have about 20 does left to kid. It has been a whirlwind season! We have been busy taking baby photos, disbudding, tattooing, and playing with the babies!

The Golden Fleece 4H Club came up yesterday for a visit. It was a great time! More info about the visit coming soon!