Well kidding season is in full swing now! Babies being born mostly in the middle of the night makes for some pretty exhausted farmers but in the end it is all worth it! First was Millie, she had her babies a week early and unfortunately only one survived out of the four that she had. Heartbreaking for us but let me tell you the one little girl that did survive is an angel. Her name is Mollie and she is staying in the house with us until her mama starts getting around better. We take her out several times a day to visit her mama and to eat which makes Millie very happy.
Next comes Daisy! Daisy had beautiful twin girls. We decided to name them flower names like their mama, Shasta Daisy & Marigold. They are sweet as can be and up and bouncing around at just 2 days old. Sunday evening we realized these babies were having some problems nursing. We checked Daisy and her milk was not letting down properly for them She has a conjested udder that we are treating with hot compresses and massaging her udder. It has already helped some. We will continue this treatment for a few more days until milk is letting down like it should. Daisy is such a good girl. She trusts Tommy to do anything.
Next on the kidding schedule is Iris and Joy. They will be our last two for the season. So excited to see what they have. This will be both of these girls first time to kid. We expect Iris to have just one but we are fairly sure that Joy will at least have twins. Honestly we will not be surprised if she has triplets.
We will have several kids for sale in a couple months. They will be ready for their new homes once they are weaned. At this time we have Bocephus, Shasta and Marigold available. More will be available once Iris and Joy kid. If you are interested please send us a message. You can reserve with a deposit so you don't miss out on these sweethearts.
Sweet little Bella and Bo are 2 weeks old today! My how time flies! They have both doubled their birth weight and are active and so full of energy. They went on a road trip yesterday to be disbudded by friends who are experienced in doing this procedure. They were so good the whole trip. They both rode in my lap on the way and rode in the back seat area on the way home. Perfect angels!
Daisy is due to kid this week. We are expecting her to kid on Wednesday. We put her in her birthing stall this evening and she will be there until she has her babies. She liked having her food to herself and not having to share with the others. Silly girl!
Millie, Joy and Iris are all due to kid the next week. We are going to have baby goats everywhere! Looking forward to having all these little ones running and playing here on the farm. We will be posting pictures of all the new babies as they are born. Stay tuned!!!
We have been busy updating the online store with all of our new products. We are so excited to add our goat milk lotion and our goat milk shampoo bars to our line of products. You can now go to our shop products page on our website and order our soaps, lotions, shampoo bars and lip balms. We have also added some new soaps that we are excited about. We have added 3 new scrub varieties, cucumber melon scrub, just goat milk scrub and orange spice scrub. These 3 varieties have ground loofah added for exfoliation. We also offer lavender rosemary with dried, ground rosemary and oatmeal and honey with ground oatmeal. Any of these are great for exfoliating and making your skin soft and smooth.
We are looking forward to kicking off our show/festival season next month. We will be setting up April 10th, 11th,& 12th at the Amity Trade Days in Amity Arkansas. Hope you can come out and see us and check out our products and all the other vendors that are offering some pretty great stuff. Parking at the trade days is $2.00 but admission is free. It is a great event that we hope you can all come and experience. Our next festival will be Caddo Riverfest in Glenwood Arkansas on April 24th & 25th. This is also a fun event with vendors, car show and live entertainment. This is a free event and fun for the whole family. We look forward to this time of year and being out and meeting so many great people.
Busy Busy Busy!!! We are rushing around and working late to get ready for our first event this year with our goat milk soap. Boxes we ordered were delayed in shipping because of weather so we are behind on getting everything packaged. We will be at the Ladies Night out this Thursday in Mount Ida AR. We always enjoy this event. Lots of good people, good food and good information on breast cancer awareness. We will have our handmade goat milk soap, beeswax lip balm and we will be introducing our goat milk shampoo bars and our goat milk lotion. We are so excited about these new products. We love them and know you will too!
Our sweet baby goats are doing great! Bo and Bella are growing so fast. Hard to believe they are 1 1/2 weeks old. They both have gained over 2 pounds since they were born. They love to run and jump and play, play play! We will have more babies in just about a week. We are just so excited. We will have more babies this year than we have ever had. Should be interesting!
Kidding season started for us on March 1st. Sadie had her first babies, a girl and a boy. We are so thrilled with these little sweeties. Kidding season will continue starting on March 21st. Daisy, Iris, Joy and Millie are all due by the end of March. Can't wait for all these precious babies to be here. Wow are we going to be busy!