Babies and snow

Ewok is doing great, she’s almost ready to spend the nights in the barn with her siblings. Gluttony and Sloth are living up to their names surprisingly well. Scotch’s kids were named Cider (the boy) and Vodka (the girl) they are all growing rapidly! Tequila finally had her kids about a week ago and she turned out to be a wonderful mother, she had a larger buckling- Wrath, and a small doe with a single silver stripe on her back- HG Mercury. Wrath looks like a snowball.
Suede had her kids Saturday night, go figure had to kid on one of the coldest nights in a spell. She had triplets, two doelings and a buckling. Sadly the buckling was dead when we found them, probably froze to death is our best guess. The doelings are doing great now though, a little red and white one- Scarlet Sunrise and a buckskin- Piper’s Paradise.
Friday night and Saturday we got sleet and snow so not much else has been happening. The last nativity we were scheduled for was canceled due to ice but the Night in Bethlehem in Augusta went wonderfully.

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Summer coming to an End

County Fair ended yesterday with the yearly clean up, it seems to signal in bold that summer is almost over.  School is coming back into session in two weeks.

This year’s County Fair was interesting, to say the least.  Quite frankly I can’t remember half the days because of how busy I was.  But to cover some highlights, at least in my week,  I crocheted another goat blanket, this one a gray camouflage color for Ghost, Kennzy’s kid this year.  The blanket received Grand Champion in the open class.  My two paintings that I took for 4-H did really well  too.

Sadly only one of our (my sister’s and mine) market wethers made weight and he was just barely within weight.  You see, in 4-H you can sell your market animals on the last night of the fair, if they are within weight.  For goats the weight is 60 pounds and greater.  So out of the three, Hephalump, Loki, and Shakespeare, only Loki made weight.  At the scale house last Saturday he came to only 60 pounds.

The Kiko does did decent.  American Pi, Mocha’s kid from last year that we sold, won Champion AOB breeding does. (AOB means All other Breeds)  Caribou, Mocha’s kid from this year received Reserve.

That was Sunday night.  Monday night we got a lot of rain.  The dairy goats flooded out along with a lot of the meat goats and the show ring.  My two little girls, Charm and Ghost, were standing belly deep in water at 10 pm.  We didn’t know about the flood until Tuesday morning, the morning of the dairy show.  Barbie won Grand Champion Nigerian, and Kennzy received Reserve.  If Caramel Candy had been freshened she very well may have come away with Champion.

Later this month I’m picking up another doe from Dill’s-A-Little goat Farm.  I’m really looking forward to bringing her home.  Kidding will start in November with Edelweiss.  Then in December the new doe along with Tiki, Scotch, and Kalypso.  We are praying that this coming kidding season will go better that the last.

Ninja Bunny

Guess what, I finally got a chance to try and scan my Ninja Bunny comic.  (Actually just took a picture of it.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just for those curious, Bunny is the goat’s name.

 

I also got time to do another caricature of Puma.  He was the focus of the Gangsta Goat drawing earlier this year.  This is what he is actually like:

For how tough and handsome  Puma may look, like a gangster, he is essentially just a cuddly teddy bear.

Summer Projects II

 

Well that didn’t work as well as I thought.  I couldn’t get the pictures to lay out right so I figured I’d just start a new post for the other item I wanted to show.  I’ve been doing a little bit of crocheting this year and came up with a design for a  goat blanket.  I needed to fix up some goat blankets anyhow because with the dairy goats you have to completely shave them for show and sometimes it gets pretty cold over night at some of the shows.  So I played around with measurements for a while and came up with these:

Delayed

Long time no see.  Hmm, a lot has happened. We’ve had four more kids born since Atl was born.  One of my Nigerian Dwarfs got bred by the Kiko buck.  Luckily her and her kids were and are healthy and happy.  She had a buckling- Rothgar- and a doeling- Edelweiss.  Rothgar is a very intense blue color with a white spot on his side. His sister Edelweiss is white with rose dusting.  They’re a month old or so now…

I had two others born also, just two weeks ago now, from the little calico- Kenzie- the last Nigerian who was bred.  She had a buckling- Joker- and  a doeling- Gypsum.  Joker is tri-colored and Gypsum is black and white basically.  She is graying over most of her body, with a white star on her forehead a white spot on her side, and what my mom calls “spats” on her feet.  They both have blue eyes too!

My grandma is out of the hospital now and doing great.  After a heart attack then a stroke, she finally got out of rehab just this week. 🙂

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Interest & Stress

Well, I mentioned earlier that my grandmother was in the hospital for a heart attack, she got out early this week or last I can’t really remember anymore. She was doing fine until yesterday.  She got taken into the hospital with a stroke, we’re told she’s doing fine, but if you could please keep her in your prayers.

Yesterday was extra stressful, as we were at a dairy goat show in Coffeyville.   I didn’t do super hot but it was a learning experience.  Yesterday Cord also had her babies.  Twins, a boy (Rothgar) and a girl (Edelweiss).  They happen to be Kiko-Nigerian crosses.  Kapitan jumped the fence the day Cord went into heat.  They both seem to be doing fine, though they look funny proportionally.  Rothgar is a blue-gray color like most of Kapitan’s kids, with a white spot on his side shaped just like Cord’s white spot (which you can seldom see).  Edelweiss is almost pure white, can’t really tell yet.  We’ll have to see if any spots show as she gets bigger.  They both have wattles, little growths of skin on their necks that Kapitan is prone to giving to his offspring, thus we’re sure they are Kapitan’s.

I believe that that is about it.  All the others are doing great and I’ll get pictures up as soon as possible.  If you are curious about our herd just go to bbgoats.com Have a good day.