Monday, September 26, 2011
While taking a photography class last spring I tried to get one of these shots of stopping the action with a blurred background. Finally got what I wanted with Hans on the bike. Sweet! This little doe will need to be de horned. Her brother is the lucky one. Although he needs a little something done too!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
I slept in Saturday morning. I was beat! It was an emotional and busy week at work, with the kids and the goats! I awoke to the sound of the pick up taking Collin to 8 a.m. football practice. (Whew, glad Chris had more energy than me!) Erin announced that when Dad got home from checking irrigation, she would learn how to milk the goat! Here we go!Dolly is Erin’s goat, so we are all sad that she miscarried her “kids”, but we are hoping to have her bred this fall. Until then we can go ahead and get what milk we can. She did the same thing this morning. First she put her foot in the bucket and next she kicked it. Will we learn by tomorrow?????
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Well, after much deliberation and waiting we decided to milk Dolly, realizing that any hopes for a kid are passed. We did well for first timers! Actually it’s funny. Chris got the stantion made and it seemed narrow to me, but that is because of how fat Dolly is! (it’s true)
So I am learning how to do this procedure and she is being patient. Well at some point she starts to kick her leg up and I think we are about done. Next, she sticks her foot in the bucket. I tell Chris I think we are done. He says, “Nonsense, you need to keep your arm in front of her legs.” He gives it a few more squeezes and SWOOSH she kicks the bucket off the stantion. DONE, indeed. The cats got the remains.