I’m very nervous about Pumpkin’s labor, and yet also excited about it. Also Pumpkin’s belly literally looks like a pumpkin. It’s that big. Our set up for her birth is two plywoood boards screwed to a wall with a ton of straw in the pen. If Pumpkin spits out girls, we will show them at the Grant County Fair, and if their boys, we will take them to the livestock auction at the Grant County Fair.
This is Crystal from Blue Cactus Dairy Goats she will have a list of supplies she use’s for labor.
Our hens got a little sniffles, so they have been medicated with oxytet powder; therefore, we will not be selling eggs for one to two weeks. No worries! We’ll back at the market soon enough.
Pumpkin will give birth in 17 days. She was bred to Caprioles Frisky Whiskey from Ten Strike Ranch. Betsy Hyland Muehleip (Owner of Ten Strike Ranch.) Thank to for getting me stared with boer goats.
Nestle will give birth in march. She was bred to Shrf Woody from Parrish Farms. Many thanks to Jennifer Parrish, click here for Parrish Farms website.
I wanted to make a wind break for the goats because the wind was coming from the north east and it was very cold. I made this wall the way I did because it was affordable and very strong.
First, I drew up my design and went to Eastman Cartwright and picked up some two by four’s. I threw them in my mom’s truck and we drove on home. When we arrived home it was a pain to get it up. One of us had to hold up a two by four and the other would screw it into these big post that were supporting the barn. Then we screwed some OSB on to the two by four’s and called it a night.
Meet Matthew’s newest 4h project, Pumpkin (black & white dapple). She is bred to Caprioles Frisky Whiskey owned by Ten Strikes Ranch with due date around February 2, 2020.
Betsy Hyland Muehleip, thank you for getting him started with his own does. He’s got his hands full, but is looking forward to the work.