February 27, 2010

New Kids Update

Penny and Belle have finally kidded! We now have four new goat kids on the farm, two bucklings and two doelings. Penny is a Boer / Nubian cross, she has always milked well but judging from her large udder I think we will have plenty of milk this year. Penny is usually very well behaved on the milk stand but her udder was so full we milked a little out this evening because her kids are not keeping up with it at all.

I say we because it took both my husband and I to get the job done today. The always very well behaved and easy to milk Penny did not appreciate us "stealing" any of her precious, new kid's milk! She wagged her tail, she kicked, she side-stepped and twisted but she did eventually settle down and was fine after that. I think after she realized she was much more comfortable with some of that full udder relieved she was glad to be milked. Her kids had an easier time nursing after that too without her udder being so tight.

I am still watching Cookie, Rock and Blackberry because they are due anytime as well. After those does then we should get a break until April when the rest of the goats will be due to kid.

15 comments:

Brenda said...

Congratulations on the new kids! It sounds like you had a bit of a "rodeo" milking Penny! I sure can relate! :D

Flartus said...

Congrats! Sounds like happy times ahead.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

new goat babies, and plenty of fresh goats milk, you hit the homestead lottery.

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on the new kids! I am glad everything went well!

Alix said...

Congratulations!!! Where do I send the champagne and cigars?

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

awww, how exciting!

Mom L said...

Congratulations, goat grandma!!! Can't wait to see pictures.

Nancy in Iowa

Pricilla said...

I love new kids. I don't get my first one until April...

Congratulations.

Louise said...

Wat an exciting , and exhausting, time you must be having. Good luck with the rest of the kids. I'm thinking about keeping sheep and perhaps a couple of goats. I'll be keeping up with you from now on. Greetings from Italy via SITS

Twisted Fencepost said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the new babies!

JoyceAnn said...

Glad to hear all is well with the does and their kids. Looking forward to pics.

~ Sweet Blessings ~

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Will there be pictures soon?

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

Congrats on the new kids!! So exciting when there are babies being born in the springtime.

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments. Yes! There will be pictures soon! I was going to take some this evening and then Cookie decided to kid so I didn't get a chance too but I will. They are all cute as can be, but of course what baby goat isn't cute? :)

Callie said...

Congratulations on the kids!
Trying to convince a doe to stand for milking can be very frustrating. Glad she settled down. Good you will get some down time before the next kiddings.