Monday, December 29, 2014

The waiting game

That is what we have been calling it. Cupid is due we think any day, honestly I don't think she can get

 any bigger! So through out the day I walk out to the barn and check on her. "Wait she is away from

the others, she is laying down differently!" I think to myself. Then she gets up and comes over to me

acting just as normal as the last time I came out to check on her! Ugh!  so we will have to just

continue to wait and be patient for the first arrivals on our homestead ! I was hoping she would kid

while Tom still has off from work, but it isn't looking that way. So I may have to help her out solo if

she decides to kid during the day.

On a sadder note, one of my mom's goats named Annie. Was acting very strange for a few days. She

would try to pee and only a little would come out. Then she would get wobbly and her balance

thrown off. So my mom and I thought it would be a good idea and call the vet just to check she was

okay. We thought maybe a stone or bladder infection. So the vet came out the next morning around

 10 am. She looked her over and thought she might be pregnant so got the ultrasound machine to

check it out. Well I really wished she was pregnant, but the vet found infection all in her uterus. The

 only cure would have been surgery which costs a lot of money. So my mom made the difficult

decision to have her euthanized. Annie was a sweet goat, very spunky and wasn't afraid to show

Elijah ( my mom's whether pygmy goat) who was boss.  So that was a sad day for us, but knowing

she was out of pain helped a little.

              Trying to think of anything else new on the homestead.... Oh I know! Tom put up my Amish

 wash line! yay! So excited about that it goes from our deck across our yard and attaches to the barn.

Love it! that will help not using the dryer as much now! Was ready to start saving money on that

again! Do any of you have an Amish wash line? Do you have a normal one? How often do you use


            Well, I have to finish organizing the office and get things set up for Tom and I, we are going

over our personal  financial goals for 2015, our business/ homestead financial goals and the

homestead goals of things we would like to build, make , animals to get, etc.

       Are you working on any goals for the new year? I would love to hear them!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Our girls

 Just wanted to do a quick update on our girls : Today we had the vet come out and check on our girls. Everything is great with Cupid, who the vet  said will be  kidding probably  within this month or the beginning of next. Yay! We can't wait for babies!

Clemmy had an okay check. We have been worried about her a bit. She kept getting gunk ( like scabs) in her nose and we  would go out and moisten them off. Poor thing. And 2 days ago noticed her limping on her front leg. So the vet took a look and said she seems to have a  upper respitory cold. So she is now on penicillin for 5 days. Her foot has an area that has foot rot. UGH! ( it has been so wet and yucky out here) So the penicillin should help take care of the infection and we will be putting some Kopetox on it to help dry and heal the hoof. She has to also be separated from the rest of the goats and off pasture,till it is healed.   I felt so bad for her. So just to see if she was pregnant , which we didn't think she was, the vet did an ultrasound. And guess what.......SHES PREGNANT TOO! She is due around or a little after Cupid!

We are so excited! There will be babies coming soon to Daisy Hill Homestead and we can't wait!

Well sorry for such a short post! Will be getting our 2015 goals typed up and ready! Then will try to post about the garden and the animal additions we will be adding!