This morning we went out to the barn to find that Clover was in labour, after being two days overdue! We were able to capture the entire thing on camera, as it had just begun. Believe it or not, this is the first kidding we have been able to attend from start to finish. We usually walked in as the kid was halfway out or already born. Continue reading →
Part of the wait is finally over! Late yesterday afternoon our local veterinarian visited with an ultrasound machine, and we had every doe checked for kids. We have never had preg checks done on our farm before, so this was an excellent learning experience.
Cupcake on her way home in the family station wagon.
On September 18, 2014, we welcomed a new doe to the Summer Young herd. Instead of another buck, we purchased Highlandcroft Ned Cupcake. All of us know her as Cupcake, and she’s a purebred registered 4 year old Toggenburg doe that has freshened three times. Her first offspring was actually Tip Top Cocoa Cream, or “Clover”, another one of our junior does that we got in 2013. Continue reading →
With all of the same Triple RT Farms goats from the week before, plus one, and a few Toggenburgs, we set out to our 3rd GANS Summer Classic in Bible Hill, NS. After six days straight of running back and forth to Musquodoboit for the Halifax County Exhibition, a single day show was something to look forward to. Continue reading →