Friday, January 20, 2017

Goats Aplenty

We believe that Mr. David Bowie has done his duty and that there are several really adorable kids coming our way soon—we just don't know when. Lucille, Rosie and Beatrice, the oldest of the does, are all definitely pregnant, and each could bring us 2, or even 3 kids. The younger does—Rita, Blossom, Rika and Zena—are probably also pregnant, but probably 1 kid for each as they are all just a year old.

This is an exciting time of year, just waiting for the little ones to show up. The does do all of the hard work and we just stand by and watch. It is a beautiful event to witness if we are lucky enough to catch them giving birth.

Last year, sadly, Lucille gave birth to a dead kid. That was the first time we have had any problem. If you follow this blog, you will also remember that is why we adopted Mr. Bowie. Lucille was crying, mourning the loss of her kid, and we could not bear to see her in pain like that. But, being Lucille, she wanted nothing to do with that little kid with the big floppy ears, so we ended up bottle-feeding him and milking her.

We have Mr. Bowie up for sale right now. Given that we are expecting to increase our numbers from 10 to 17, or even 20, it is time to start selling. As much as we both love this sweet boy, he is a purebred Nubian, which means that we can sell him for more $$$, and that the buyer who pays big $$$ probably won't be sending him to the butcher. I have someone possibly interested. She has several Nubian does who would find him very attractive. And he is!

Monday, January 2, 2017

A rooster unloved and cats under trees

Big Roo, who has always been a well behaved young man, got left out in the cold last night, and it was really cold. The Husband found him early this morning hanging out in the wood pile next to the garage. At least he survived the cold and the coyotes I heard out there last night!

Young Roo, who was born here, the one who was disowned by both of his 2 mommies, likes to think he is the tough guy and (I guess) takes it out on the big guy. Won't happen again. Watch yourself, Young Roo, there is this guy I know who would find you delicious.

Legless Cats Under Trees
Above left: B&E's cat PeeWee being a present under their tree in Florida.
Above right: Our very own Monkey Cat thought he might test out that pose as well.