Scarlet's triplets are getting to be so big! All three bouncing babies love running and playing all day long! Hallelujah and Zeke are always up to no good, all over your laps and eating your hair, very energetic little bundles while Ruth is a more mellow, very sweet girl who would prefer your head and body rubs than eating your clothes. They are all too cute! ;-)
After an extremely difficult kidding, Capella finally delivered two bucklings at 2:30am. One polled, one horned. Their names are Huckleberry and Acorn. The smaller boy (Huckleberry) is not out of the woods yet as he had a very challenging delivery. He was coming out head first with one leg twisted all the way back, so I had to intervene and push him back in to dig for the other hoof. I could not find it! Finally, after much prayer, I located it pretty far back and was able to pull him out with her contractions, but she was pretty exhausted by that point. Boy #2, Acorn, had his own set of challenges as the largest buck I have delivered to date. Both legs pinned back and shoulders first AND he had a huge head on top of it, so it took a bit of twisting and pulling to get him out. Many times, Capella gave up and wouldn't push, so it was quite the challenge. God was in the barn with Hannah and I this morning no doubt and we really felt His presence. We could use prayers for mom and kids today as she is pretty beat up. Both boys are chocolate buckskins - one is blue eyed and heavily moonspotted, and the other is polled, blue eyed and moonspotted and is Glory's "mini-me." The boys are adorable and are just so photogenic.
The beautiful thing about permaculture is that you not only reuse everything on your land but you are also working to improve it at the same time. Old manured shavings and hay, dead leaves and wood, and more can turn into food! All of our garden beds were started on just open lawn - no digging at all! Eventually all of our hugelkultur beds will merge into a food forest, right here in our own back yard! These are very happy currents (with elderberry behind it, and grapes on the right that are beginning to climb the shed). We try to keep water on our property by creating long hugelkultur beds on our sloping backyard. It has been a brilliant solution to what was once a very wet lower backyard. We keep the water where we want it! ;-)
We are now taking both reservations and a waiting list for registered Nigerian Dwarf kids! Moon spots, blue eyes are possible from quite a few of our does! Polled possible from all pairings. We have five does kidding this year and they are due to kid between May 19th - July 7th. We confirmed pregnancies via ultrasound and are expecting mostly triplets and quadruplets! Pricing will be $400 and up for ADGA or ADGA/AGS dual registered Nigerian Dwarf does and bucks. Wethers (castrated pet males) are $150. The decision to sell bucks intact, or as wethers will be made by 8 weeks of age. We will only sell kids in sets of two or more unless they are going in immediately with other kids their ages as it is very stressful otherwise. Discounts for 3 or more will be offered. All kids will be horned or naturally polled as we no longer disbud, and bucks that we sell as
pets will be castrated (banded) before leaving. See our Sales Policy and also our Waiting List Application.
Our goat kids are dam raised only (not bottle fed, unless deemed a medical need such as in large multiples) so that they get the healthiest start possible from mom, wormed via Molly's Herbals beginning at two weeks of age, and hooves trimmed. Kids generally leave the farm between 9-12 weeks of age, and they are given lots and lots of love and attention on a daily basis by family, friends and visiting children. They are extremely socialized and are super friendly and loving. We spend a lot of time with new goat owners teaching them about the care of their cute new additions, including instruction on trimming goat hooves, natural goat care, worming, etc. We love answering questions and helping new owners feel confident about their new goat friends!
To check out pairing, see our 2021 Breeding Schedule. You can also find photos of previous kids born on our farm under Sweet Meadows Babies! :-)
He's here! Our last addition for a while. LOL. It's been a long wait but totally worth it! Meet Mountain Ridge BEB Rock Hudson. He is a beautiful heavily moonspotted (polled) buck from Little Tots & Caesar's Villa lines. He has the sweetest personality and is just so mellow!
A big thank you to SunQuest Dairy Goats for this beautiful boy! It was a pleasure working with you and it's obvious how much love and care you put into your goats! And a huge thanks to Brian & Karla at Blarney Heights Transport for bringing him to us all the way from OR. You guys are amazing!!