Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The farm has moved!

We are now located in Idaho Falls Idaho. We are 20 miles out of town on 11 acres.
Yep...the chicken coop came with us.
The barn has to be taken down this spring and moved here. I am not looking forward to that at all.
We put up temporary shelters for the two pastures, but there is really nothing like a real barn.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Time in Idaho

O.K. folks. Spring is crazy with 60 degrees one day and snow the next. But really?
Is it not time for every day to be warm. I have shearing coming up soon!!
I am trying out the crew from Ohio this year for shearing.They are BIOSECURE,
 I have heard many good reports about them and will post fotos when we are finished shearing in June.
I can't wait.
Also have received samples of my spun up fleece from my spinning friend from Marsh Valley. I am excited to see the finished product. Elizabeth is AWESOME. Will post fotos when I get the yarn.
...all for now,

Birthing season is coming to a close

I have survived the birthing season. The season started out with 2 white cria born before shearing day.  Their birthdays are, April 27th for Treymendous' 9 lb. female cria and May 5th for Sugar Tootie's 11 lb. male cria.
May 15th was shearing day and both new cria were shorn right along with the rest of the herd. They sure looked tiny after shearing, but there were no problems with their moms reclaiming them. Everyone knew to  whom they belonged.
May 22nd, Tootie Fruity had a beautiful white 12 lb. female. Sadly, 2 days later the cria was found down, in the morning, weak and limp. Off to the vet we rushed. A very hard time was had by the vet to get an IV started, but after only 2 tries, it worked. Fluid was given and the cria perked up. The vet, Sarah, sent me rushing home to milk out the dam. I think Tootie Fruity was really mad with me!  I did manage to get 45ml milk,with Tootie jumping and swaying.   I was babysitting my little 6 yr old friend that day and he had to sit at the vet's office the whole time. Jud was so well behaved, he seemed to know there was trouble with the cria. Sadly, that beautiful cria did not survive. She was found to have a congenital heart disease.
The season progressed with lots more cria, mostly brown girls (yeah)!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Old Barn

This is the old barn. I called it The Paca Port.  It has been moved to the boy's pasture to provide shade and a bit of rain protection. They love it.

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