Monday, March 23, 2009
What Have I Been Doing???
This is what has been keeping me busy lately, unexpected babies and most of them were born when it was at least -25. We had kept a little Boer Buck from last years kids and although he was a baby he got out and bred some of my pygmy girls and one of the dairy girls. RH kept saying it could not be the Boer buck it had to be one of the pygmy wethers that was not neutered properly (he was in denial) even after the first kids were born he claimed they were 100% pygmy...finally after the second twins were born he had to admit they were out of the Boer buck. The pygmies are so small I was so worried we would loose them all, the Boers are four times as big as the pygmies. It was not the train wreak I thought it was going to be, they were o.k. as long as they had twins but one doe who had trouble when she had pygmy kids and we were never going to bred her again only had the one kid and it was too big and we lost the doe and kid. It was a miracle we lost only one. Then the dairy girl has a bad utter and I thought last year was the last year we would bred her, HB was upset as he said she was a pig and was getting too fat etc...etc.., well one morning he went out and she had a beautiful little brown boy, as she only had the one her utter is not that big and baby has no trouble drinking. The baby pygmy/Boer kids have the funny airplane ears, a cross between the pygmies erect ears and the Boer's floppy ears...but they are so cute. Now in a few weeks the Boer girls we did bred will start kidding.
Now the weather!! We had a few warmer days and some of the snow melted and we were more than ready for spring but a couple of nights ago we got another dump of snow with winds and drifting snow and the weatherman says it is not over yet, still more snow on the way but we will not be having the -25 and lower temps anymore. We have had terrible winds, when we had the few nice days Mr Fix-it came out and replaced the shingles on the roof and that night the wind came up...and blew them off again.....now how many times did we tell him they had to be tarred down...when we phoned him to say they had blown off and asked if he tarred them....no he did not!! Well he guarantee's his work....so he will be back when it warms up again and hopefully before the rains start and the roof starts leaking.
I have been knitting but will post about that another day!!