Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Only 10 more days!

It's been a great day so far, algebra with Micah this morning, goat chores, lunch, more goat chores, then started some bread, got a cup of coffee and....decided to do a blog post. :) We had a really fun busy weekend, Saturday was a friends wedding, Hosanna's birthday, and also remembering Joel throughout the busy day. Sunday was little Lilian's baby shower, she is so cute we just love having a little baby around to love on! And then we finished up Sunday evening with Anna and I going up and spending the night with the Burnett girls for one last time in OKC as they moved out of the rooms they had in the training center there on Monday morning. Needless to say we had a lot of fun!!

Only 10 more days until my first doe is due, Main Attraction, she's one of the baby's I had flown in from MN almost 2 years ago and also my Grand Champion girl this fall at the Tulsa State Fair. So I'm super excited about seeing her kids and hopefully she'll have a nice udder too. I'm trying to get everything prepared, have been picking up a few items I keep on hand during kidding season, and trying to remember if I'm forgetting anything. :) And we're also planning on building a new baby pen (for the Nubian babies) down here close to the house to make feeding them much easier and quicker. I'm excited about that, will definitely cut down on my trips up to the barn. Hopefully we will be able to get that up by the end of this week.

So here's what the kidding schedule is looking like this year, on paper that is because you just never know whats really going to happen! :D I've sold off a few of my girls, as I'm really trying hard to be able to come out better this year and actually make a profit, so I only have 14 bred this year, which is a few less than last year if I remember correctly.


Main Attraction (Nubian) Feb. 5th
Sapphire (Boer) Feb. 13th
Maggie (Nubian) Feb. 14th
Elegance (Nubian) Feb. 15th


Shardae (Nubian) March 10th
Fat Doe (Boer) March 25th


Alyssa (Boer) April 4th
Destiny (Boer) April 11th
Gauger (Boer) April 17th
Christiana (Boer) April 18th


Hot To Trot (Nubian) May 8th
Sonata (Nubian) May 22nd

And then 2 Boer girls Reba, and Wenneveria that I'm afraid the Nubian buck got in with are due probably sometime in February. I was disappointed about Reba because she usually has some of my nicest Boer kids....but oh well. :( I also have 5 younger Boer does but I decided not to breed them to kid as yearlings this time, I thought about breeding them to kid in the fall but I may just wait and have them kid early next year, we shall see.

Anna took some pictures of Rancho and Daisy this afternoon, I'm not sure what Rancho was digging for but it looks like he was having fun!! Him and Daisy are big buddies now, Daisy is such a sweet little dog, my little buddy when I'm out doing chores. :) And remember the cute little white eared baby? That's her getting so big! And the one on the right in the top pic is my little preemie kid, she's huge now!

Well I need to get my bread finished up, have to get 10 loaves made for a wedding reception this weekend...hope everybody has a great week!


Hannah B. said...

Whoa, 10 loaves of bread??? Sounds like you're in business! ;)

We had SOOOO much fun with ya'll on Sunday night...just talking today about how blessed we are to have such great friends! <3

Can't for baby pictures!!! =)

Love you!


Ash Y said...

lots of bread- do you have a bread machine??? =0
I have been following your family's blog for a while, and I found yours... =)

Besh said...

No I don't have a bread machine, but we have a Bosch mixer which does all the kneading, would be a job to do it by hand! :) Thanks for your comment!

Danielle said...

Hey Besh!! WOW a blog post! :) Guess I have no room to talk though :( ;)

Your gonna be one busy girl once February hits! Praying that all the births go smooth.

Can't wait to see you soon! Oh and don't flip but I actually forgot you had Daisy! :( I was like...ooh ya..whats that dog look like again? :D YIKES!

Love ya lightweight! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, YAY! You must be SO excited!! :D:D:D I'll be looking forward to baby goat pics! :D

The Gilmore Family said...

Wow! You are going to be SO busy Bethany!! Hope you get your pen built on time!

And 10 loaves of bread would be a lot to knead by hand! Yikes!

Love the pictures!!

Sarah G.

JessnJamie said...

Will be praying that your kidding season goes well. Thanks for sharing the great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Wow it sounds like you have had a busy weekend. I think it is really neat that you breed goats it sounds like a lot of work, but I am sure it is well worth it:) I can't wait to see pictures of the new kids. Your dogs are too cute. I hope all goes well with new pen for the kids.


Jessica said...

Hello Bethany,

How exciting to be getting close to kidding season!

Could you email me when you have a chance (jessica@lpfarm.org) as we have several does that should be delivering late February/early March. This is a first for us and I would love to get some information from a more seasoned goat owner like yourself!