Come spend an afternoon asking questions of Joan Hicks of Tahoma and Penny Tyler of Tuppence. Both have over 20 years of experience working with Nigerian Dwarf goats, and both have hands on experience with many of the top show goats in the breed. In addition, Penny helped to write the ADGA breed standard and was a long-time judge. Some of the topics covered will include assisting with a difficult birth and judging the merits of your own goats.
Date: June 4th
Location: Wags Ranch
Cost is $5 per person.
RSVP: Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited!
So I finally got pictures taken of Rita's udder. In this picture she is 12 hours in milk and 4 weeks fresh. She continues to produce very well on the milk stand and today she even jumped up on her own for the first time!
I am planning on running some milk samples up to Willamette DHIA in Salem this coming week as I'm very curious what her butterfat amount is. And of course I will also test Mame' and Tsunami's milk at the same time.
And speaking of Mame' and Tsunami, their boys were moved over to the spare pen next to the bucks this morning so there is a whole lot of crying going on. Tsunami's boys have a buyer coming this afternoon and Mame's boys are also up for sale as wethers.
I started milking Rita this past Sunday and have been so thrilled with the results! Her udder is incredibly soft with good attachment, her teats are surprisingly long for a first timer, and this morning she gave me a quart of milk. (Didn't weigh it but that should be a little over 2lbs). And while Mame' is still "my girl", I am udderly in love with Rita's udder. :) She is out of Millie & Sunny and I will definitely be repeating that breeding next season!
I would love to show you pictures of her udder, and her triplets, along with all the other babies but my computer is on its last legs and has stopped talking to my camera, printer and most of the software on it. I've been babying it along for two years now, but not talking to my camera was the last straw and a new one is on its way. So as soon as everything is functioning again trust me there will be pictures!
Today we picked up Northern Fork WP Sparky Joe from North Fork Nigerians in Lyons.
This handsome year old fellow has blue eyes and is polled. But he has the bad habit of jumping fences. I am hoping to be able to break him of that bad habit, or at least figure out a workable solution to keep him where he is supposed to be.
In other news, my computer is dying and is no longer "talking to my camera" and barely managing the most basic of functions. A new computer has been ordered to replace this 7 yr old one and should be here in a couple of weeks and then I will be back to posting pictures.