Yes I have been remiss about blogging lately. On July 30th we made the heart breaking decision to have one of our dogs put to sleep. Zack was a healthy happy two year old that was developing extreme dog aggression. We tried separating him from our other dog, but the kids kept letting them back into together with disastrous results. He was never anything but patient with the kids, but we were worried that they would find themselves in a midst of a fight and get hurt in the brawl. We will eventually get another dog, but not for a while.
As for the goats, Jasmine did not kid as scheduled so she was obviously bred to Java Jolt, who is also a handsome blue eyed buck with a nice pedigree. After a close examination of his pedigree I realized that a buck kid from Jasmine could be used as a herd sire here. He does share at least two ancestors with Millie and Rita, but they are so far back that, although I wouldn't bred him to Millie I can bred him to Rita without any worries. So I am back to praying for a herd sire quality buck kid from Jasmine. Oh yeah her new due date - sometime between the 27th of August and the 27th of September.
In other news we are going to be trading Millie's buck kid "Rocky" to Liberty Farms in Northern CA for one of their does in September. Lexxus is a beautiful lady that earned a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion as a junior doe. And on her last milk test she gave 2.1#, Fat was 7.8% and Protein was 5.3%. We are looking forward to using her milk to make butter!