Monday, December 16, 2019

Autumn 2019 Breeding

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Autumn 2019 Breeding for Spring 2020 Kids

Bucks and does were placed together on 10/3/19 and separated on 10/30/19.
Potential kidding dates 2/25/20 thru end of March.  Pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound on 12/15/19.

Rocket (brown eyes, horned)
  • BJ (brown eyes, horned) - expecting 3+ estimated due 3/9/20
  • Spice (brown eyes, horned) - expecting 1+ estimated due 2/25/20
  • Tres (brown eyes, horned) - expecting 2 + estimated due 2/25/20

Galaxy (polled)
  • Poppy (blue eyes, moonspots) - expecting 2+ estimated due 3/12/20
  • Gardenia (did not take... heat noted 11/5) - open

Lou (blue eyes, moonspots)
  • Polly - open 
  • Getty - (blue eyes) - expecting 3 estimated due 3/8/20
  • Di - (polled) - expecting 3 estimated due 3/7/20

Silver (blue eyes, moonspots)
  • Minnie - watching due to inability to confirm pregnancy via ultrasound.
  • Annie - (polled, blue eyes) - expecting 3 estimated due 3/9/20
Our kidding season for Winter/Spring 2020 will begins sometime around Feb 25th, 2020 and run for about a month.  We have 7 does confirmed pregnant.  There is a possibility of some homogeneous blue eyed kids from the Getty/Lou pairing.   

Friday, December 13, 2019

Dividing Focus

Just in case you've missed it, I have divided the "farm" activities from the the "soap" stuff.  All the soap related stuff is now found at Mossy's Milk Soapery while the farm activities remain here.  And, as always, the ways and means to do both the farm and soap is dependent upon Water-Tech Ent., Inc.

The farm's focus is now Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs and an occasional attempt at gardening.

Nigerian Dairy Goats
Karakachan LGD with goats

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs

With the addition of Marko to our security detail, the potential for puppies has increased.  While there have been no witnessed ties, anything is possible.  Raina tends to have a spring/autumn cycle but we are keeping an eye on her just in case.  As of 12/12/2019, there have been no noticeable physical changes and we do not believe puppies are in our immediate future.  *EDIT* - on 12/15/19 we had Raina checked via ultrasound for pregnancy and she is not bred.

Raising LG dogs will be a new adventure for us.  We are looking forward the experience while trying to cram a whole lotta book learning in between our ears in the mean time.

Some important things for me to mention, I failed as a trainer during Raina's early years.  She did not settle in to being a guardian until this year (2019) at four years old.  I subscribed to the "put them with the livestock and don't interact much" method of raising dogs for her first two years and sincerely regret it.  Once I took the time to bond with her as a team mate, things really started changing.  Just before her fourth birthday, she started showing the signs of a maturing guardian.  Then, we added Marko and they now make a beautiful team to behold.

I plan to add short tidbits of things that I did wrong and what I learned from the process.  Immediately, I will note that having a single dog was not good.  A second dog gave Raina a buddy as well as a partner.  Poor Marko, he gets the brunt of her attention and she doesn't hold back with him.  She's kinda brutal.  He has to repeatedly tell her not to pull his tail.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Spring 2018 Kid Tally Sheet

Total kids:  23 (twenty three)
Bucklings: 10 (ten)
Doelings: 13 (thirteen)
Blue eyes:  8 (eight)
Brown eyes: 15 (fifteen)
Polled:  5 (five)
Horned: 18 (eighteen)
Blue eyed AND polled:  1 (one)
Moonspots: 5 (five)
Iron (x 4): 5 bucks/ 6 does
Silver (x 1): 0 bucks / 1 doe
Lou (x 2): 0 bucks / 4 does
Mocha (x 3): 5 bucks / 2 does
Living:  22
Deceased: 1 (passed within 48 hours of birth but was born alive)

Carolina

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith Red "Carolina" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/13/2017 $325

Blue eyed, disbudded.

--- Sire:  Holly Ridge Skip to My "Lou"

--- Dam: FMG CYB Thing 2 "Red"
February 2020


Biscuit


Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Biscuit" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/4/2018 $275

--- Sire:  Prairie Wood "Iron"

--- Dam: Black Oak Farm Me And "Annie"



February 2020

Spice

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Spice"

--- Sire:  The Barton's "Mocha"

--- Dam:  FMG CYB Thing 1 "Pepper"


Apple

Dill's SH "Apple" Cider [ADGA] 2017

--- Sire:  Dill's PL Shameless

--- Dam:  Dill's BM Practical "Magic"
February 2020

August 2019

Middy

Faith's Farm Midnight Rose "Middy" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2017

--- Sire:  Prairie Wood "Iron"

--- Dam:  Black Oak Farm Rosalinda "Rosy"

August 2019

August 2019

Gardenia

Faith's Farm "Gardenia"  [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2017

--- Sire:  The Barton's "Popeye"

--- Dam:  Black Oak Farm "Opal"

August 2019

Tye

Faith's Farm Tiger's Eye "Tye" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/19/2017 $325

--- Sire:  Prairie Wood "Iron"

--- Dam:  Cats Cradle EM Forget-Me-Not "Getty"

August 2019

Di

Black Oak Farm BlkDiamond "Di" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2017

--- Sire:  Black Oak Farm Buddy

--- Dam:  Little Hoofprints Kona

August 2019

Azul

The Barton's "Azul" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2016

--- Sire:  Holloway's Little "Joker" Jr

--- Dam:  Holloway's Little "Dottie"

August 2019

Getty

Cats Cradle EM Forget-Me-Not "Getty" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2015 2*M

--- Sire:  Castle Rock Easy Money

--- Dam:  Cats Cradle Daffodil

August 2019

Pepper

FMG CYB Thing 1 "Pepper" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2014  6*M

--- Sire:  Camanna UP Yaquina Bay

--- Dam: Sage-Acres HO Tabitha

August 2019

August 2019

Red

FMG CYB Thing 2 "Red" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 12/18/2014 $325

--- Sire:  Camanna UP Yaquina Bay

--- Dam: Sage-Acres HO Tabitha

February 2020

August 2019

Dottie

Holloways Little "Dottie"  [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2014

--- Sire:  Holloways Blu Moonwolf

--- Dam:  Holloways Dottie Blu

August 2019

Polly

Holloways "Polly"anna Blu  [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2013 1*M

--- Sire:  Holloways Blu Trey

--- Dam:  Holloways Idabelle Blu

August 2019

Galaxy

Black Oak Farm Galaxy 12/18/2018 *RETAINED

--- Sire: Dill's RC Storm Cloud

--- Dam:  Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith Two Bits

February 2020

August 2019

Rocket

Faith's Farm Rocket [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2016 *RETAINED

--- Sire:  Small Beginnings STVRAY Dancer

--- Dam:  Black Oak Farm Rosalinda

August 2019

Lou

Holly Ridge Skip to my Lou  [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2015 *RETAINED

--- Sire:  Generations Farms Cherokee

--- Dam:  Holly Ridge Lottie Da

August 2019

Patch

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Patch" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/27/2018 $250

--- Sire:  The Barton's "Mocha"

--- Dam:  Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Ebony" Star

February 2020

August 2019

Silver

Critter Grove "Silver" Caesar [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 10/14/2014 $300

--- Sire: Prairie Wood CG's Caesar

--- Dam:  Critter Grove Jackpot's Stella

February 2020

August 2019

Poppy

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Poppy" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/28/2018 $325

--- Sire:  Prairie Wood "Iron"

--- Dam: Cats Cradle EM Forget-Me-Not "Getty"

Currently bred to Galaxy due to kid between 2/25 and 3/31, estimated 3/12.

February 2020

August 2019

Two Bits

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Two Bits" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 3/30/2017 $325

--- Sire:  Small Beginnings STVRAY "Dancer"

--- Dam: Dav Lyn "Peso"

February 2020

August 2019

August 2019

Minnie

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith Minerva "Minnie" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2017 $325

--- Sire:  Small Beginnings STVRAY "Dancer"

--- Dam: Holloway's "Polly"ana Blu

August 2019

BJ

LBug's CC Beetle Juice "BJ" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2016 3*M $425

--- Sire:  Dill's RD Cat Call

--- Dam:  Dill's XM Dung Beetle

Currently bred to Rocket for kids between 2/25 and 3/31, expected 3/9.
February 2020

August 2019

Crystal


Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Crystal" [AGS/ADGA/NDGA] 2/27/2018 $275
--- Sire:  Holly Ridge Skip to my "Lou"
--- Dam: The Barton's "Azul"

February 2020


August 2019

Carmen

Meet...

Faith's Farm/Treasured Faith "Carmen"
--- Sire:  Critter Grove "Silver" Caesar
--- Dam:  Holloway's Little "Dottie"

Birthdate:  Mar 1, 2018
August 2019

Bois D'arc

ADGA Treasured Faith Bois D'arc

ADGA/NDGA registered; AGS pending

Buck - $250

Sire:  ADGA/AGS/NDGA Prairie Wood Iron *B (ADGA)
Dam:  ADGA/AGS/NDGA Cat's Cradle EM Forget-Me-Not 2*M (ADGA)
Born 3/19/2017
August 2019

Misty

ADGA Treasured Faith Love in a Mist "Misty" $275

ADGA registered; NDGA/AGS pending

Sire:  ADGA/AGS/NDGA Prairie Wood Iron *B (ADGA)
Dam:  ADGA/AGS/NDGA Cat's Cradle EM Forget-Me-Not 2*M (ADGA)
August 2019

Born 3/28/2018