Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rainy October

All we can do is keep food available during the rain so these girls stay warm and dry.

We are working on the building yet, the east side is anchored and filled with hay so now we will start the re building of the west side for the loafing area.
Pictures will be coming soon.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Change the blog name

I have decided to change the name of my blog to the name of our property "Absent Jack Acres". I think I will feel more willing to share more information about out little acreage and all the joy that the animals bring to our daily lives.

Thank You for following along from time to time and I hope that in the future this is something I will enjoy doing every week or so.



2009 is nearly over

We were blessed to find wonderful homes for all of our kids in 2009.
Thank You to all of you that came to our place to visit and those that gave terrific homes to our little pygmy kids.

This year was not without tragidies as three of the kids fell ill to unknown causes and passed away, they were truly loved and will be missed after their short time on this earth. Sometimes we can do all the right things in the world and still have everything go wrong.

Back by popular demand will be Finnigan, our lead buck from last year. We have leased him back for the season to cover 8 or9 selected does and we will also be using Gunner for 5 of our does since he is family to most of the girls we have he will be around for only one season and he will be up for sale.

Be well, take care and I look forward to sharing kidding season 2010 with you.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sally gave us Click & Clack 4/30

Sally is such a good mother, her labor was long and some what challenging but she made it with a little help Thursday 4/30 around 7:30 pm.

Click B18 (seemingly broken ear) was born first but his leg was knuckled back and we had to make a few adjustments that Sally was not happy about to safely deliver this little guy. After that Clack B19 seeminly fell into the world with very little effort. Once they were under her nose, nothing else mattered and she took it from there with out a grudge. Theses two are marked just like Sally's first boy Striker B4 from 2007 by Bilbo.

We didn't weigh these two either, too late for that now. I guess it's not that important but nice to know what our average weight would be by buck.

I sure hope that Clicks ear comes back up but I have a feeling that it was broken. Only time will tell.
This is a great shot of Glenn with these two boys, as you can see they are not tiny and should finish out beautifully.

Sally's little guy from last year is moving to Marysville, KS. in June. Along with Goldies little red dunn from this year. They will have a great home there.

Friday, April 24, 2009

They are Boys!

We knew today 4/23/2009 would be her day as Goldie was showing all the typical signs, as the day progressed. Glenn managed to leave work for a bit just to check on her around 11am. I followed up on her progress around 2 pm and sure enough we were in the stage of "nesting" and contractions every 10 minutes or so. We were having kids very soon.

I stayed with her for the rest of the day, when her labor intensified and her water broke it only took a very short time for her to have these two buckling's One seems to be a solid black with white ears and the other a Red Dunn.

Since she was a Maiden; Goldie was not sure about them at first, her mothering urge to lick and clean them was strong but the sensation received when those little wet kids touched her udder was a bit more then she could understand at first.
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I am looking forward to grabbing a few more photos this morning after they have had a chance to dry off and get there legs under them.

No names for them yet, for now the a B15 & B16.

More to come. This is only the beginning this year.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2 To Go

Good Morning -

Let me start this with a lamb shot - Sammy and her babies are not Goats -

Sammy is one of our three Ewes and her two lambs from earlier this month. Calico and Radar - Eventually Radar will be for sale but Calico is staying here with her mother.

On with Goat News !

We have decided that Snickers and her sister Peanut are also for sale this year. We can't keep them all so these two ready to go.

They are very cute light colored girls and will make a great start or addition to someones herd. I am hoping they will find the right place this spring.

We are on pins and needles - the toughest part of this week is going to be the waiting game and guessing when we need to be on hand to watch and assist if required.

Have a great day - more later.