Wednesday, February 04, 2009





Woke up to about a half inch of snow this morning. Everything was so pretty and white till around 9am. The sun came out and the snow melted. The girls and boys are use to the snow now and just ignored the white wet stuff. The kids didn't know what to do. They would go to the edge of their stall and look out then run to the back and huddle. They didn't come out until it had melted. I wish they had been here when we got the 6 inches of snow! I was ask if the bucks ever take care of the kids. We keep our bucks separate from the girls so they don't do a unplanned breeding. When the kids are weaned the bucklings are put in with the big boys. They sniff around and seem to know which ones are theirs and watch over them. They will push the others away. When we first had goats we kept Nitro with Sammi and Diva. Nitro babysat so Diva and Sammi could have a night out. Bucks make good dads.
The kids have gotten over the pain of the disbudding and love playing king of the mountain, tag, chase, and all other kinds of games I don't understand. They are starting to eat grain and hay like a big kid and are such fun to watch. Tonight and tomorrow are suppose to be very cold then we will be back in the 60's for a week. What a crazy winter we have had this year. William is on his way to NC from PA. He will deliver tomorrow afternoon and then head home for a few days. There are some things we want to get done around the homestead and there is a auction he is wanting to go to Saturday. If I don't post everyday its because we have gotten busy with a project. I will try to post at least a couple times between tomorrow and Monday. Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to count those blessings!

15 comments:

Patrice Farmer said...

I love those pictures!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

I just love to hear about the goats.
Roberta Anne

City Mouse said...

Yea! Happy you got a little more pretty snow! Our weather has been whacky too. Snowed all day yesterday and then today is like Spring.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy---Don't ever feel guilty for not writing us. We all know you are very busy. Thanks for the answers about the way the males and females react and respond. That is so special.

Lots of Hugs,
Betsy

PEA said...

I can send you more snow if you want, we have tons of it! lol Glad to hear that the kids are over the pain from the disbudding and I'm sure you're glad it's over as well!! Hope you get to go to the auction with William on Saturday. Love you sis. xoxo

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I bet it is real cute to watch them learn and play:)Enjoy your visit with William

Heidi said...

Enjoy your time with your hubby and get some snuggle time in! :) We are supose to hit 35!!!!! 35 today!! *faints to the floor* I cant wait for that, I may wear a tube top!!! LOL

ChristyACB said...

The pics are adorable and now that you've said that bucks make great dads, well..I'm even more impatient to have goats!

Enjoy your hubby time.

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Peggy,
My buck, White Ears, is a great day.
Right now he watches over my little Miracle Eve.
Enjoy your time with your husband. I sure understand about getting things done.
Have a good weekend.
Pam

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad you have had such a good taste of snow this Winter. I know how you like it. I have had more than enough this year. Another month and it will begin to melt.

You are getting to be an old hand at debuding I see. It would be nice to have some young goat around.

I just had to call the piglets from going up the road to the neighbours. Time to pen them up.

DayPhoto said...

I really enjoy coming here and learning about your goats! You do a nice job of explaining things and describing thier personalities.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Cute pictures! I am glad you got some snow, I know you wanted some.

Amy said...

Nice pictures! As Peggy said we keep our bucks away from the does so there aren't any accidental breedings but we have had our share of accidental breedings though!

Mildred said...

So nice to see the photos. Hope you and William get a chance to catch up on everything you want to do this weekend. God bless you both.

Rosa said...

Ouch, they may have gotten over it, but I'm still hurting on my head!