Here they are these sweet fraternal twins. At 2:09 p.m. on Friday May 18, Gracie 'freshened' or gave birth to a couple of giant babies. The boy weighed 11 pounds at birth and the girl 9.2. Mom and kids are safe and beautiful.
With the arrival of Gracie's kids, we could use your help. GlennArt formally has opened the Name the Kid Contest! Please follow the link to contribute your names for babies. We close the contest on Friday May 25. Our impartial judge will announce the name of our dozen babies on May 26.
Since the end of April, we have received a number of babies to our farm. Destiny gave birth to twin girls on Sunday May 4. They are beautiful with each a different ear type.
Esther surprised us on May 2 with just one baby girl, a BIG baby girl weighing in at 10 pounds. We spent several concerning days evaluating Esther's condition because she has had multiple kids in previous years; last year she produced a group of four kids. As our best milker, she also lost use of her left udder. Fortunately the baby modified eating habits. This kid is our first goat with waddles in five years. Esther always was unique.
With Esther's condition unknown to produce milk, and her one kid, we decided to seek help. We found Judy and Terry in Harvard, who had a number of orphan babies. We adopted three kids, as seen above. Because of overcrowding where they were born, they were quite thin. In addition, we found Abby, seen to the right. Her baby boy show above is quite fat. Abby is now sharing milk with the orphans.
Since then, we have been very busy feeding kids, organizing, watching Esther's condition for milking, and waiting for Gracie to kid. She has been calm and getting bigger by the day. With her babies' birth we finish kidding season.
Seeker, Wife. Mother, English Language tutor, goat farmer, friend
(Carolyn's dates & thoughts)
Girls come home!
applied for Funding WWOOFUSA
Root Riot Meeting at Glennart. Planning garden changes.
> Urban Livestock EXPO
Cheese Document plan EXCEL Program
> FIRST GGG Gathering
3/9/2017 Plant: Spinach, lettuce indoors
3/21/2017 First day of SPRING!!!!
3/22/2017 Plant carrots with garlic
4/1/2016 Plan/repair pasture fencing
4/5/2017 set up potato beds
4/12/2017 Kidding Season begins
> Plant potatoes
4/21/17 Milking season begins
4/25/2016 Set up fencing
> Kidding season continues
5/20/17 Spring Gathering
5/25/16 plant Sweet potato in beds watermelon. squash
5/10/16 Cheese making begins
5/15-7/2/16 Last two does duePatsy and Destiny
Sale of bucklings
> Sale of bucklings
> Weaning begins
> Cheese making continues
> Sale of doelings
> Cheese making continues
> Dry out the does
> Does to Wisconsin for breeding