The Trump is pictured above and really has a nice fleece this year.
The triplets pictured to the left are Blue's kids sired by Oldesouth Black Panther. The bucks in the fore ground are for sale.
I think the two Boer does (Hestia & Sally) will kid soon as well, my guess is the end of October, first part of November. Sweet Caroline and Blue's Daughter "AnnaLynn" are bagging up too. Thundersnow is starting to bag up (that means they are getting milk in their udders). Butter's daughter is just beginning to bag. UDiamond looks pregnant, but not bagging yet. This doe has been giving me heartburn for some time, waiting for kids and dying to see what her udder will look like. UDiamond is a Diva and struts around like a rock star. I keep asking her when she is going to have some kids and she just parades off like a queen...
Mr Paul has cut more hay and we have round baled this cutting for the cows, horses and pastured sheep for winter. We will plant rye grass on these pastures for winter grazing. We want to disc up a pasture and reseed with coastal and winter wheat. As usual, the weather has not been in favor for winter pasture. It is ether to wet or to dry.
We need to run electric and water to the new barn. We will trench to the barn and put both water and power lines into the same trench. With the days getting shorter, we will need lighting shortly.
Have been pricing and looking at different milking machines for the goats. I hope to milk 10 to 15 goats this fall and winter. We have not decided on which one yet, but will let everyone know once we freshen several does. Milking the small goats by hand is very difficult. I have been breeding for larger teats and have some who are easy to milk, but the first fresheners are still pretty small. Ariel, my Nubian is a breeze to milk with her large teats. She will be milked by hand. She is due to freshen in November. We will be doing more one day milk tests and still trying to figure out the DHI. There are several ways of doing the DHI and it is confusing.
Enough for now...