June 30, 2010

Shame on Me

Wow, 3 whole posts for June and two of those were pretty much just pictures. This blog has definitely been lacking this past month and I apologize to anyone who takes the time to read it. I am still here, the farm is still going and the goats are all doing well. I guess I have just been in a blogging funk the last month. There has been lots of thoughts and things to write about but somehow I haven't been able to type them out for some reason.

The problem has been made worse by the fact our high speed Internet was taken out by lightening......again. Back to dial-up for the time being and all the waiting and half loaded websites that comes with it. The upside of all that waiting on web pages to load is my desk is finally clean and my spider solitaire skills are getting scary good. If I haven't visited your blog in awhile I am sorry, I am hoping our regular Internet service will be fixed soon.

June 22, 2010

Funky Goat Dance - Farm Photo of the Week

Even newborn goat kids know that you got to live each day to the fullest. Let loose and dance!

June 03, 2010

Achoo! - Farm Photo of the Week

Don't you just hate it when someone takes a picture just as you sneeze?

It is almost as bad as those Thanksgiving family dinner photos of you.

OK, Lacey the goat was actually yawning, but we all know goat sneezes are so much funnier than goat yawns. The second picture is one of our Boer goats Hope...what can I say, she really loves her alfalfa hay.

So what is your most embarrassing photo experience?

Goat Vital Signs

Temperature - 101.5 - 103.5

Respirations - Adults - 12-20 per minute.
Kids - 20 - 40 per minute.

Pulse - 70-80 beats per minute.

Rumination - 1-2 per minute.

Estrus cycle - 18-23 days

Gestation - 146 - 156 days. (most of ours kid on day 150)

The inside of the lower eyelid should be red or dark pink.