Millie came into heat today and was bred to Mojo so that concludes the breedings for this year and I have now posted a 2011 Kidding Schedule. There is at least one blue-eyed parent in each breeding pair this year, so we should have a lot of blue eyed kids running around here in a couple of months.
I have also decided to put Mystery up for sale. I purchased Mystery because she is an exceptional doe with very nice confirmation and a fabulous milking pedigree. (Her dam is a 6# a day milker.) Unfortunately after a year she just hasn't been able to adjust to my grass based dairying practices and requires grain to keep her production up. As a first freshener she was milking 4#s a day when on grain. As a second freshener she peaked at 3# a day on just browse and alfalfa pellets. Three months into her lactation I gave up and started giving her a little bit of grain - and noticed an immediate improvement in her production. But since I prefer grass based dairying I have come to the painful decision that she needs to go to someone with a traditional set up where her full potential can be realized. She is AGS/ADGA registered, CAE negative and could be bred to Mojo at her next heat at no additional charge. $350
Jane is a wife, mother, critter-wrangler and works full-time off the farm as well.