Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baby Goat Bullying

On the left is a 5 week old mini lamancha buck.
On the right is a 2 week old mini lamancha doe.
 I think the doe might weigh 5 lbs. The buck is a little chunk. 
It's hard to tell who is bullying who.
She stood her ground and made her point!


She definitely thinks she is a little hottie:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Most Reliable Lawn Mowers


My riding mower is like 12 years old and needs new belts.
The self-propelled mower my dad gave me when he bought a new tractor I killed.
The grass needs to be cut.
I let out my most reliable lawn mowers.....
Abigail and Betsey.
10 years old and still mowing strong.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Chicken Tillers


The chickens were eager to get workin on the raised beds today.......they are the busiest animals on the farm!
I told them to enjoy it now cuz as soon as the plants go in the beds they are banned from the garden!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mini-LaMancha Babies!!!!!

Last year I bred 5 goats.  They all had bucks. 
The kids were healthy and the moms did great raising them but they were all boys:(
All boys get sold.  By 3 months old they drive me crazy and have to go.
This year I choose to breed 8 goats.  Five got bred. I prayed for girls over the past 5 months.
The stars definitely lined up for me this year!


Last Sunday night around 8:45 Laverne delivered twin does!!


They are so adorable and very, very petite! Laverne is a mini LaManchas ( aka minimancha).  Her mom is a mini Mancha and her father is a purebred Nigerian Dwarf.  Laverne has LaMancha ears and her little does have little turned up ears.


Laverne is 2 year old doe and a first time mom and she is doing awesome with her babies!


This little girl is her mini-me and she may be little but boy does she have a set of lungs on her!


Pictured above is my beautiful sweet  Verna who has kidded 3 times and given all boys:(
She finally gave me the best gift..... twin does!!!! 


When I came home from school last Friday, she was in the stall with her new babies all cleaned up and nursing. I was suspecting she might have her babies so I got her all settled into a stall before I left for school.  


I was really praying hard when I went into the stall to see what she had.  When I saw that they were girls I cried with excitement!  I bred her to Tex, my Nigerian Dwarf buck.  The babies are really flashy like the Nigerians. The girls are adorable and have very little independent attitudes!


And last but not least my Gwen girl.  Gwen was my first mini LaMancha born ......she was not a planned breeding. Her mom was a pure bred Nigerian Dwarf who took it upon herself to walz in with the bucks and got bred by a purebred LaMancha. And so began my love of mini-manchas:).  Gwen has kidded 3 times and has had all bucks.  I had a long talk with her and told her it was time to give me a doe........ 


........ and how is this for a cute doe?!?!?  Yep, I was a tad excited to see this little girl born......her name is Ginny and yes, she is a keeper:)


She too is very curious and loves Meesha!


Gwen had twins and the brown goat pictured here is her little buck.  Actually he is quite a chunk and is looking awesome at 3 weeks old!  

So, it has been a mini-LaMancha delight the last couple of weeks and I am so excited to have these beautiful babies!!  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cat in a Box

Sometimes the simplest things create the best entertainment.







Yes, Millie and Theodore think inside and outside the box for their entertainment.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Smartphone Sheep

I took this photo of Abby this afternoon.


It was an overcast day.  It was gloomy and the lighting was awful.
It did nothing for her.


So, I played with it on my phone and got what I was looking for!
Gotta love those damn smart phone;)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Morning.......a Few Days Later

This was Christmas morning........


Sheep were enjoying a beautiful morning........


Pawlet was being her stubborn self and ignoring me because I would not give her more grain;)


A woodpecker was hanging out with some new suet.


The poinsettia was soaking in sun.


And my beautiful Millie took time to pose for a picture!
It may be a few days late but it's never too late to say ,"Merry Christmas"!