Sunday, March 14, 2010

How many goats do you have? Ummm ahhhh hmmmmmm. . . I'll have to go check!

Yesterday a few of the goats kidded. The mothers were twins that were two years old. One of them had twins and the other had a single kid. One of the kids is not doing real well but is still alive so we have it in the house.

This morning when I went down to milk, I found the mother of the two previous mothers licking off her two kids that were born a few hours before. Those two are up and doing really well now. Just before lunch Jonathan went down to check on the goats and found another set of twins had been born by a different goat. I guess they all went into heat about the same time last fall. There is still four more goats that are expected to kid soon.

I haven't blogged for a while since I've been working on a handout for our cow-shares. If you want to see it, here is a link to the pdf: http://bartlettfarm.us/documents/whataboutcowsharesfinal.pdf


Let me know what you think of it, please!


Peter

2 comments:

Heather said...

I think you did a great job with your brochure although I would recommend people drinking the whole milk instead of skimming it - that's where your goodness is, and your body needs a certain % of fat to metabolize the calcium in the milk.
Otherwise, very nice.
What is Targeted
Mineralization Program (TMP)?
Heather

Peter said...

Heather,

Targeted mineralization is the term we use for giving animals the minerals their bodies require to keep them healthy, and not vaccinating or giving them medications.

Peter