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  1. Goat Whisperer

    My poor Rue! Remember to keep benadryl on hand!

    My poor sweet little Rue! Monday morning I am out doing chores and I see Rue, my Nigerian dwarf doeling standing there..... First thing I notice is that her ears are swollen and hanging down. I scoop her up and take her out of the field (this are has 20 bottle babies, impossible to take a good...
  2. Goat Whisperer

    Made a trip to Indiana: Take 2

    I posted a few weeks back that I had some big news, but wasn't ready to share quite yet. He is here!!!! I am so excited! Unfortunately, a visit to @Wehner Homestead 's place just wasn't in the cards. She had to work that day & we had a buyer in MI that we needed to meet up with (she bought the...
  3. Goat Whisperer

    GW & SBC's kidding thread: 2019

    Lucy doe is due Friday (day 145), Lemon Chiffon is due Sunday! I didn't get any pics of Lemon, but here is Lucy. I'm thinking triplets. He udder is just starting to fill. And just because........ My poor Ruth. She is huge! She's due April 8th. Y'all think she settled? LOL
  4. Goat Whisperer

    Favorite online store- post it here!

    With the start of the new year, many are placing orders to restock much needed item needed for managing our herds and flocks. I thought it would be good to start a thread so those that are newer to this the world or raising livestock might have some good resources. This is for all animals, so...
  5. Goat Whisperer

    NC- Dairy goats

    Located in NC $300 & up In effort to keep our herd a manageable size, we will be offering several 2018 "keeper" kids for placement. This includes Nigerians, Lamanchas, Nubian, and a Mini Lamancha. All are registered. Most of the dams to the doelings available have met their requirements for...
  6. Goat Whisperer

    Kidding threads- start new or continue off previous thread?

    The title about sums it up. Curious what others think. Start a new thread each year, or continue off the previous years thread?
  7. Goat Whisperer

    How can you not love that face?!

    How can someone NOT love the face of a Lamancha?! :love
  8. Goat Whisperer

    I have been looking for this! Antibiotic Free Livestock supplements!

    ***Note heavy sarcasm Saw this at our local TSC. They wanted $16 for a 6lb bag :rolleyes:
  9. Goat Whisperer

    Pete update: We lost him

    As many of you know our LGD, Pete, had fallen very ill last month. There were many ups and downs. We didn't know if he would make it. Emergency vet visits, farm call, IV & SubQ fluids, blood sample after blood sample, you name it, we did it. It was touch and go but he survived! He lost a...
  10. Goat Whisperer

    Wings & Caprines: 2018 NC State Fair

    As many of you know, we attended the NC State Fair last weekend. It has been a rough month for us. Hurricane Michael throwing us a hard blow just before fair. Loss of power for 4 days, my brand new clippers breaking, one of our LGD's near death and needing emergency vet care, broken fences, you...
  11. Goat Whisperer

    Lil' Joe.....

    Lil' Joe, a Nigerian Dwarf buck, has been a great herdsire for us. We picked Lil' Joe back in early 2014. We didn't know much about conformation, let alone showing. But there were about 7 other bucklings available, and @Southern by choice & I looked over each kid and their dam. We picked Lil'...
  12. Goat Whisperer

    Well....there goes the milk production :(

    Gonna be HOT over the next few days. My poor girls. And dogs :(
  13. Goat Whisperer

    Made a trip to Indiana :)

    This is a bit delayed, just so busy around here! Last weekend we set off to Indiana. This whole trip got thrown together pretty quickly. We were headed up to Muncie, IN. It was about a 10 hour drive. On our way up (Friday afternoon) we made a small detour to southern part of the state, and...
  14. Goat Whisperer

    Westminster dog show

    Did anyone watch the Westminster dog show last night? Thanks to @Southern by choice I watch this show every year. Love seeing all the lovely dogs. NC was well represented! The Irish wolfhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and the Coon hound were all NC dogs. Even had a NC judge! I knew the hound...
  15. Goat Whisperer

    CA antibiotic legislation effective 1/1/2018

    @babsbag @ragdollcatlady @lalabugs I know there are more CA people, but these are the first folks that come to mind. I had forgotten about this! Thoughts? Now is the time to start talking with your vets and building a relationship.
  16. Goat Whisperer

    Sisterly love

    :frow I haven't been on much lately, but still try to pop in and read when I can. I hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was going over some pics today and had to share this. I just love these two does! These two are inseparable, despite having 12 other kids being...
  17. Goat Whisperer

    For the love of beet pulp!

    A few weeks ago we had a cold spell, the goats were clipped down and the weather was just nasty. I bedded the barns down but the does were still chilly. So I went ahead and mixed up a big bucket of beet pulp and poured a couple gallons of hot water over it. Let it soak in for a few minutes and...
  18. Goat Whisperer

    Spoiled maybe?

    It got pretty chilly the last few nights. Some of the goats are clipped closer than the others. It's never caused an issue but last week it was really warm, this week it dropped into the upper 30's. :epThat was a hug, sudden drop that threw everyone off. Had to run some lamps for the spring...
  19. Goat Whisperer

    "Bad hair day" taken to a new level

    Had to share this pic. Every year Trouble's hair grows incredibly long. Whenever it gets really humid her hair gets frizzy. She needs some hair gel.
  20. Goat Whisperer

    Van Vleet, Mississippi- 11 horses & Donkeys shot Absolutely disgusting! I am seeing this happen more and more often. A big Mini breeder in OR had several animals shot and others poisoned. I am seeing more and more random animal killings. Years ago it used to be...