Monday, September 6, 2010

Work, work, work....

FINALLY we got the goats up again to check FAMACHA and worm who needed it and do a little weighing of the 2010 kids (I think we are off by a month, but better late than never right?).  

I had the great idea of using our two oldest boys as "ranch goat hands" since they were off for Labor Day.  Cody, the almost 13 year old, let me know that working goats was a horrible "vacation" day activity.  Cameron, 16, who owns some of the goats, decided to have a smile on his face (forced) since he owns some of the goats. 

We started at 9 a.m. (if you don't count me getting up at 6:30 a.m. to get them all in before they left the arena/goat catch pen area) and finished at around 5:00 p.m.  There was an hr and half break when I went to deliver the 5 commercial doelings I sold to a near by new goater.  Probably having a not too excited preteen who complained of a sore wrist from rock climbing slowed us down by and hr or two - BUT we did it, together.  

Now we have wormed the ones that need to be wormed and marked the ones that need to be culled - oh and weighed those remaining 2010 kids, late or not, they are weighed!   Now onto breeding plans.  
I pulled 5 does out to put in with the El Chido Quate  (Spanish buck) tomorrow.  I hope we get some nice bucklings for the forage test. (1) PB Kiko doe (3) PB black Spanish does from the Koy ranch and (1) Willingham Spanish doe.   I wanted to breed some AKGA NZ and PB does early too but I do not have the paperwork back on the two older bucks we purchased this year.  So until all the DNA checks out they will stay doeless.  I am sure it all will but the minute I start putting does with them, something won't be right.  I know how it goes for me sometimes in the luck part of the goat business...  

Until next time!

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