Kidding season is one of the most exciting, mysterious, and worrying times of the year for a goat rancher. The pregnant does seems to transform overnight from plump, mischievous nymphs into swollen, waddling matrons. And there are so many unknowns! Like most mammals, does are most vulnerable during and after the birth process. Mechanics in … Continue reading Kidding season underway!
This year, we had an extra long kidding season. I really prefer to kid in December, January and February. This year, we bought a trailer load of goats in September and quarantined them for a month before we let Ozymandias introduce himself. Ergo, late mid-March to mid-April kids. Today, MJI Dakota finally gave us a … Continue reading No longer kidding
Long ago (well it seems that way!), I wrote a blog for a couple of years when we first got started with goats and were building the Barndo. Then life happened and I couldn't didn't make time to blog. I will be moving over the old blog as I have time, but if you are … Continue reading Old Blog