Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Starter Herd Anyone?

I'm thinning my herd a little and am selling two wethers and one doe. All silver/grey and gorgeous. I would love to sell them together as they are "buddies". Zeke, the big guy, is a sweetie and loves to be loved. Pappy and Jasmine are sweet too, just not "in your pocket" goats. All come from award-winning stock at Kid Hollow Farm in C'ville. Exceptional fleeces. Email me with questions or if you are interested. $550 for all three....

Monday, April 8, 2013

Want Eggs?

Want some free-range eggs from ridiculously happy chickens? I have enough for 2-3 more customers. $3/dozen to be picked up weekly from our house or from Farm Bureau every Monday. Email or message me to get on the Egg List!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bath day!

Indoor goats must meet certain cleanliness standards...and apparently they love baths!!  Scotty is doing baby goat duty while I travel and he and Boone did a great job getting Pani spic and span.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Early Friday morning Annie had twins!! This is our second year having twins, they are fairly common, however sometimes are challenging. Unfortunately, the female (Fran) was quite a bit larger than her little brother (Pani)....

His back legs were also quite weak and he wasn't able to nurse on his own. I had to force feed him his mothers milk for the first day.

After about 24 hours he was strong enough to suck from a bottle but by that time, his mom Annie didn't recognize him as her own and rejected him. So now, we have an "inside goat"....here snuggled up with this buddy Buzz....until it warms up enough to get him back into the barn.

I'll be bottle feeding him for six to eight weeks....wish me luck!

Meanwhile, his sister is doing great...I'm sure she misses her brother and I'm planning "playdates" as soon as Pani is stronger.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Meet Suva!

The first of Maravu Acres' kids is here! Meet Suva a big, beautiful red buckling! We are thrilled that he has arrived and so is mom, Carmen....she worked quite hard to get him here on Friday....and thanks for Drs. Hutchins and Sumner of Farm Vet Services for helping us ensure everyone is OK (especially me as it seems I was the one most in need of assistance). We have high hopes for this little guy. Look for his first fiber cutting in about six months.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Labor and Delivery Room

The kids are coming! I have three does due to give birth over the coming month so I spent part of the weekend readying a spot for them to safely give birth and bond with their babies in a nice warm spot.

I'll be putting up tarps also to give them their privacy.

These are two of the girls that are probably quite ready for delivery day.

It's common for angora goats to have twins so I'm hoping for six sweet, tiny babies this year.

Ana is ready for them to come too....she takes her guarding job very seriously once the babies come.

Such a good girl.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spring is coming....but not fast enough for some

Not been much new to report from around the farm this winter. Just feeding hay, slogging through mud, cleaning stalls, and feeding more hay. However, now that spring is on its way, things are starting to get interesting again. First up on the almost spring activity list was to shear the goats. Angora goats are sheared twice a year, in winter prior to the arrival of kids and in the late summer. During each six month period, each goat will grow approximately six inches of mohair. Amazing producers these goats. So Jonathon, our nomadic shearer came last week and sheared my goats bald....just in time for some freezing rain.

I can't say that the goats were too excited about this.

In fact I'd hazard a guess that they were quite UNhappy....

But I got close to 40 pounds of lovely fiber...so I set up some heat lamps and told them to think warm thoughts until spring.