Wednesday, March 8, 2017

First Baby Goat is Born...

Our first stop this morning is the cow barn...

2 week old Calf number 6

is here to greet us when we arrive to do chores...

I have to say, morning chores are so much better

with 18 Baby Calves running around!

Our next stop is the goat barn:

We stopped @ the Goat Barn 

to pick up straw bales...

we were just in time to see the new baby kid goat.

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This mama goat eventually had triplets

The Boer goat is a breed of goat that was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s for meat production. Their name is derived from the Afrikaans word "boer", meaning farmer.

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LuAnn Kessi


JoyceT said...

Maybe you posted before and I missed it, but why raise goats?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Our family has been raising goats of one kind or another for 75 years. Oregon is known for blackberries, lots of them overtaking our pastures. The goats eat the blackberries and keep the pastures from being overgrown with them.

Julierose said...

WOW--goats, too?? You guys are amazing...loving your videos...thanks hugs, Julierose

Robbie said...

Not familiar with this type of goat. I had to get a goat once to keep my orphan foal company and to teach it to eat (mare died 24 hours after giving birth - heart sad). We kept that silly goat for years! It would follow my son all over the farm and he'd carry it (the goat!) around his neck!!! And it would ride on the little John Deer with my son. All God's creatures are special!!! Thanks for sharing your world with us.

Farm Quilter said...

LuAnn, what an adorable baby goat!! To my uneducated eye, mama still looked big...could she have twins? How long between birthing twins for goats? I can't wait to see the videos of these kids having fun all over the fields!!! And the calves..up to 18!! We just saw the video of #12 getting attention from the cattle man!

LuAnn Kessi said...

This mama goat eventually had 2 more babies.....triplets. Later in the day 2 more goats had triplets.

Maggie said...

Hey LuAnn,
Do you milk the goats? Cheese, maybe? In your spare time, of course.

Calf #6 looks a little pi**ed, Camera shy? :)

Thank you so much for sharing like you do!


LuAnn Kessi said...

Boer goats don't produce like dairy goats, they tend to dry up 3 to 5 months after they freshen, also difficult to milk them with small udders.

Stitchinscience said...

Thank you so much for these glimpses into your farming life. I am so remote from these experiences as I live in London, UK, it is inspiring to see your life on the farm.

LuAnn Kessi said...

So glad you are enjoying the farming posts. The camera does slow me down a bit at chore time, but when I get home I am so glad I brought it along and took the time to capture so many wonderful moments with the livestock. Many Thanks for your comments.

LuAnn in Oregon