Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Doings

We are having a cool, cloudy Saturday. The weather police tell us there may be some rain, which is good because it is better than drought but after almost 36 inches of it I am done. Wet weather encourages a wealth of muddy baby goat hoof prints on my jeans. Not one of my favorite side effects of muddy hooves. 

I searched and searched for kid feeders for the last week or two. Nothing appropriate or inexpensive enough. Geoffrey volunteered his services so today we (well he) hung two feeders that are just what I wanted and the price was right - sweat equity.  

Maggie Mae kid feeder test goat

PJ's girl and friend looking confused

Itsy's girl checking out the new "thing"
Finally all kidding pens taken down!
My two goat stand with the fold up ramps.

On the way back to the house I snapped a few photo's of this and that. Enjoy.
Bottle kids enjoying the day
Snowy River cat napping
The house dressing up for Spring
Love this volunteer Tulip!
Sitting area front porch I love porches

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Almost Wordless Saturday or a walking tour of Walnetto Farm

                                            The last kids born
                                    Cradle proud Mom first freshening two year old.
                                           Holy Goat Batman! Bottle Babies!!

Maggie May

                                                               Buddy above
                                                     Below Buddy Lily of Redwood Valley
                                             Next Buddy's nameless sister gently sipping

                                                    Redbuds in bloom
                                                       Our bees survived the winter!

                                 Above the fellow in charge Walnetto Farm Longfellow
                                    Walnetto Farm Raz-a-ma-taz  above
The Three Musketeers 
                   Above Kitty Grandma of all the LaMancha kids this season , Longfellow's Dam
                                                PJ two year old first freshener
                            Spring two year old first freshener also
                     Walnetto Farm I C T-R-O-U-B-L-E above , dry yearling

                          Raz followed by Walnetto Farm Cats Paws both dry yearlings
                                          Apple trees in bloom
               Walnetto Farm Magnolia, Maggie May's Dam also the grand dam of the herd at 10 years of age.

I just might join him - a nap in the warm northern California sun!

Disclaimer? Because I manage to loose things this is as edited as this entry gets. Forgive the long line of photos and any typo's. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I never promised you a rose garden

Thank you very much for the cheer leading section Sandy! Yes I am still loving it, once addicted, well,er. It has become a way of life for me.

I am in the process of getting photos, honest everyone. Last doe kidded on the 8th with triplet bucks.One dead on arrival. So the total count is 21/ 13 bucks and 8 does. . So now I am getting my timing down and as days get more organized well it will be easier.

The oldest kids are almost three weeks. I am always amazed even after 26 years how much pee such small creatures can create. We are in the progress of getting two of the last three first freshening two year olds out the door and integrated into the herd again. After that is done their pens will be turned over to the bottle kids and Geoffrey and I are building a yard for them off the barn. They are so heavy I am having trouble in lifting them over the day pen outside. Yeah I am 62 but I look and feel 61 ;-)

Faithful followers hold on a day or two more and there will be more photos.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Breath holding Monday

O.K. I am probably without doubt one of the world's worst communicators. Just ask my faithful cousin Laurel who is punctual and kind. I love her but I am almost always late to the party. And I always bring my party bag of excuses,er, good intentions with me!

So those of you who have been faithful, Hi Laurel, hold your breath and I promise - oh now I have obligated myself ;-)  pictures of part of my bag of excuses this week. 18 of them, yes all made in America - in fact the only dairy goat that is.

Thank you for your patience and your support! Have a wonderful evening!