Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vibe's Kidding

A few weekends ago one of our higher percentage Boer does had twins. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day so she was able to be in the front yard. She birthed them right in the yard while we all watched and assisted just a little bit. Here are a few pics of that event. This is Vibe looking really big right before she had the twins.
 Notice the mucous in this pic:
 Her is Vibe licking off one of my daughter's arms - I guess she was prepping for licking her kids off!
 Here are the first 2 feet starting to show!

 A little assistance by my daughter.

 The first buckling is out!

She had one more a little bit later - another buckling.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lambs

We have had quite a few lambs born over the past 6 weeks. Here are some pics of them:







      Although we usually feed square bales of Alfalfa/Orchard grass hay, we did resort to a big round during the last few snowstorms. It made it way easier to keep all the sheep and goats in good health.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bourbon Red Turkeys!

    Here are a few pics of the Bourbon Red turkeys that we have now. There is one tom and 3 hens. I got these from Dan - (Thanks Dan!!). They came complete with a little turkey tractor. It has been working our real well.
     I am hoping to incubate the eggs and raise up some tasty meat turkeys. As a matter of fact, I found the first egg of this year just a few days ago!