Tatiana and Remington, Born 3/13
You may remember about a year ago when I wrote about Tatiana losing her bull calf. We purchased Tatiana already bred. However, Tatiana had been bred too young and was bred to a bull that throws larger calves... not a good combination.
We had to rush Tatiana to the vet and they had to pull the calf. He was dead when we got him out.
Tatiana had a lot of trauma from the hard birth and she was not able to stand for some time. We used hip locks on her and hoisted her up with a tractor 3 times a day for 3 weeks. She finally stood on her own!!
Wednesday, March 13th, Tatiana gave birth to a healthy bull calf completely unassisted! We are so happy both momma and baby are doing well.
Kidding season is almost over. Heart gave birth early this morning, 2 weeks early, to 2 bucklings that almost died of hypothermia. We were able to rescue them and get them warmed up enough to take some colostrum. They finally nursed late this afternoon are starting to stand up and move around. Nice looking little guys. The one is marked and looks almost exactly like his daddy Gauge. So very glad they made it. For a couple of hours we weren't sure.
Spring break this week.Yeah!!! Hope to get the garden and herb beds ready to plant. The grass is starting to green up and the animals are all shedding. We've noticed that many of the trees are beginning to bud out as well. The Purple Martin houses went up last weekend as we thought we noticed a few scouts checking us out! Soon it will be time to mow again.... :) Looking forward to long, warm days filled with lots of sun!
Patty just before she had triplets
We are about half way through kidding season this year. It's been pretty busy around here with all the pregnant ladies. :)
Our percentage Boer does have all kidded with healthy babies. We are running 50/50 on doelings and bucklings so far with all being born safely.
Patty, Penny, and Ginger had 4 lovely doelings and 4 bucklings between them. Patty had a cute little paint girl that already has some folks interested in purchasing her for their son to show in FFA shows. She should be a good prospect...
Unfortunately we haven't been as lucky with our full blood Boer does. We lost all 3 of Brie's babies - 2 doelings and a buckling. And now we are battling mastitis. Brie is having a rough go of it this time. That's such a shame with her because she is a good little momma and has very nice kids. :(
Sadly, Rosie lost her little doeling as well. She has been sick with pneumonia and hasn't been in the best of shape for a few weeks. We think it just was too hard on her. Hoping now that she can recuperate and get well.
Lonesome surprised us with two absolutely awesome doelings that should do extremely well in shows and as future breeding does. They are big, wide, and nicely put together. We can't wait to see how they do, although we may decide to keep one or both of them if they continue to do as well as we think they may. I love the coloring of the little one with white ears!
Both the Lamancha ladies had their babies without any troubles. Shirley had one wild colored, black & white doeling that loves to be around people. There's not a shy bone in her body! She will make someone a wonderful milk goat when she grows up.
Laverne had triplets. One beautiful doeling and two bucklings. We are raising the wild colored little guy on the bottle to give the others more milk. He is a funny little man I've been calling Ziggy since he loves to run and jump around everything! The more traditional buckling is very handsome as well.
Shamrock and Harley are in their kidding pens waiting not so patiently. They are due this week, so we will be updating as soon as we have more new babies!
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.