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  1. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Oh perfect!!! Healthy mama and baby! So nice to get him out! :clap :love
  2. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Sorry that the baby hasn't come yet. Super frustrating. Not that they listen to us asking them to come! Having "relations" with your husband is supposed to help soften the cervix and move things along. Using a breast pump or nipple stimulation can help strengthen contractions. But those...
  3. Alaskan

    How to get my breeding boer doe to lose weight a bit

    Are you in 4H? Or FFA? I think she looks fatter thsn a 3, but again I can't feel her. Most people showing Boers do a bunch of exercises with them. Pulling tires, climbing halfway up a ladder to eat and all sorts of things. But those things I have had very little to do with. I suggest you...
  4. Alaskan

    How to get my breeding boer doe to lose weight a bit

    Again... I don't care about her belly. But I do not see any sign of ribs, and I don't see any sign of her backbone. To know just how fat she is, or isn't, you need to feel along her spine and compare her to the diagram I posted. If she is dry and not pregnant, I am not sure why she...
  5. Alaskan

    Cecilia's List For the Twins

    You will have to research as to the positioning of twins.... but there are ways to naturally encourage babies to end up like they should. The midwives we went to would always check the position of the baby. I can't remember at which stage of pregnancy they cared (super tiny, and it doesn't...
  6. Alaskan

    Cecilia's List For the Twins

    I always plan. So even though we had had 4 successful vaginal births (hospital, clinic, car, then home), when birth 5 went south I knew HOW I wanted them to do the c, and EXACTLY how to sew everything back up. Kid 5 is now 13... so I can no longer remember the terms etc. But I researched...
  7. Alaskan

    How to get my breeding boer doe to lose weight a bit

    So... if you restrict her brush intake, the rumen is usually naturally smaller. Not a good thing in my book, since less brush means you are now feeding her expensive grain or hay. But maybe you need her to look sleek for a show??? I know close to nothing about showing.
  8. Alaskan

    How to get my breeding boer doe to lose weight a bit

    Well.... a huge belly simply could mean she has great rumen development, and is eating a bunch of brush. A belly on a goat has little to do with fat. For fat on a goat you look at ribs and spine. You want to be able to feel the individual ribs, but not really see them. You want to feel the...
  9. Alaskan

    Question re: pasture management versus rain slow downs

    Uh... that is too simplistic. Ok, plants are characterized into decreasers, increasers, and invaders. The decreasers are the plants that are most preferred by your animals. The sheep will search them out first and eat them hardest. As the sheep keep seeking out and eating the decreasers...
  10. Alaskan

    Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

    :lau Great!
  11. Alaskan

    Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

    Brillant! :clap
  12. Alaskan

    Utters... I am utterly confused

    Just tossing in... I greatly prefer cutting out testicles. Heal way faster, way less pain over all. Just nicer. I like doing it at a month of age. There are many you tube videos you can watch to learn how. Yep... 2 is so much nicer, easier to get them out.
  13. Alaskan

    Small sheep

    He looks nicely filled out. Might just be him, or might be because of the start with no colostrum. @Baymule thoughts?
  14. Alaskan

    Buck doing poorly

    Worms that are resistant to meds are a pain. Good luck.
  15. Alaskan

    Question re: pasture management versus rain slow downs

    But also... if you let it grow really tall... often livestock will not eat it (depending on what kinds of animals), and keeping pasture short-ish is a better use of resources. It boils down to the fact that you HAVE to walk your pastures and be able to identify at least the top 10 most...
  16. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    Agreed. When I needed quiet the kids had to do laps around the house while I had my feet up in the livingroom. So they were outside, I was inside. Rules were that they had to stay together, and they had to be fast so I knew they were safe (so they were never out of sight for long, livingroom...
  17. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    My kids have been/are being all homeschooled. You first need to see what the rules are in your state. The rules for homeschooling vary WILDLY from one state to the next. I love homeschooling. Where kids have issues you just keep trying different approaches or repeating material until they...
  18. Alaskan

    Coffee anyone ?

    What colors are you painting the rooms? I love color, but I know this is supposed to be a rental or sold or some such.... so will you just stick with dover white?
  19. Alaskan

    Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

    Oooh!!! :drool
  20. Alaskan

    Alaskan's Journal

    Yep here too... sometimes even in town!
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