I trimmed hooves this afternoon and had finished all but the final two when I just had to sit down and take a break. Roni wanted up in my lap (she isn't a bottle baby, just a friendly girl) so I thought why not try trimming her hooves. I flipped her over and she relaxed with her head on my shoulder. And I was able to trim all four hooves with her in that position.
Mystery's two boy were disbudded this afternoon. They are both developing so well and their dam is such a good producer I may change my mind and offer at least one of them as a buck, probably the tri-colored one we are calling Willamette.
This is my first week milking Mystery and she has been very consistent at 3# of milk a day. (I expect it to increase to 4-5# or better soon.) There is still a slight after taste so I have been making the chickens happy most mornings with some fresh warm goats milk. Just like the rest of us they enjoy a warm beverage on a cold morning and the extra calcium helps their production.
I also moved Sunny and Rio to the pen across the driveway from the does so that Mojo would have the ladies all to himself and have a chance to build up his confidence. With these two big romeos out of his way he didn't hesitate to make his presence known and was doing his best to impress. I plan to breed him to Roni the next time she comes into heat.
Jane is a wife, mother, critter-wrangler and works full-time off the farm as well.