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Last but Not Least

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Introducing Gucci at 3 days old, born to Chanel on Thurs 3/6 during the one brief chilling rain. He's a strong boy with a loving personality. He was as big at birth as Gem was at 1 week old. They are fast becoming friends.

Gucci

Tiny But Mighty

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM

The newest member of the family, Gem. Gem was born yesterday afternoon on a very cold but sunny day to Anastasia. She is a doeling and looks just like her mom.

Gem

Unfortunatly with every blessing some heartache tends to fall. Delilah also had her a doeling during the night. She had shown no signs of approaching labor (her first time) so was in the barn. The temps dropped to 16 and I found her in the morning alive but suffering from hypothermia. We all struggled all day to save the little one but alas it wasn't to be. She was beautiful. All those with babies are in the maternity ward (heated). Chanel is the last to birth so we won't be taking any chances on the weather with her. She has been moved into the maternity ward too. Delilah will stay in there until we are sure she is alright. Maybe if Chanel has twins today Delilah can raise one. She so wants her own kid.

Snowbelle and Sarah

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:15 PM

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Meet the New Kids on the Block

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Our 2 little girls less than 1 day old.

Kids R Here!

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The kidding season has officially begun at Pawsitive Plantation Pygoras. At dinnertime last night Bella, our Pygmy mama bred to our Pygora buck (kids will be Pygora), went into labor and immediatly was in trouble. A perfect presentation at birth is the head and front feet delivering at the same time. There was a head but no feet. I (Kim) tried to push the kid back in and feel for the legs but couldn't find any. Bella was in real trouble. The vets weren't able to come out right away but could meet us at the clinic so we packed Bella into the truck and off we went to the vet's.

The vet and his assistant had a hard time delivering the kids as well. Apparently the kids had their legs all tangled up. Finally we had 2 large, very lively female kids (doelings) but Bella wasn't doing well. Her uterus was torn so off to surgery she went. Bella was spayed but the bleeding couldn't be stopped. We were about to let her go when the head vet came in and said there was a small possibility that Bella might clot on her own and it was worth a shot. The night would be critical and she probably wouldn't make it but at least she could be with her kids for the night. We had to get prepared for bottle feeding which would be every 1 1/2-2 hours.

Bella made it thru the night! Her color is good, she's eating and drinking. Most importantly for the kids she is nursing. She's not out of the woods yet as there is still a chance of bleeding and infection but now her odds are looking better.

Will post pictures soon.

Snowmageden Round 2

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

As promised, here are pics and a video of round 2. This is the first time the Pygoras have been out in the snow. Buckley took one look and said "No way!" He was having no part of it. In 3 days we went from 5" snow, to the next day of sleet, ice and snow, back to another 5" of snow. This is a lot for the NW GA mountains.


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Are We in Georgia?

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Today we have had round one of a weird winter storm that has left 5" on snow with more coming tonight and tomorrow. Enjoy some early pics and I'll post more later.

Kim with Duchess & Cowboy, hauling warm water                                      The goat barn, where they are all hiding from the white stuff

  Looking for deer out over the pond

Shear Me!!!

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

There might have been a dusting of snow last night and the temp was 24 this am but one of the goats is saying "shear me!" With the days getting a little bit longer each day, that is the signal for the goats to start shedding if someone doesn't step in and shear. Never mind that Mother Nature and that darn groundhog still have winter on their mind.

So this weekend I will be spot shearing Delilah, only shearing the best fleece from her sides and leaving the rest to attempt to keep her warm. The fleece that is left will probably start to matt some but I'll remove that as the weather warms up. In the meantime she will have to wear a goat sweater or coat.

Some of our fleeces from the fall have been sent out to a fiber mill to be processed into prime roving for your spinning pleasure. It'll take about 8-10 weeks but hopefully will be back in time for most of the festivals in spring.

Bella, our Pygmy doe, is due to kid the end of the month and her udders are bagging up getting ready for those cute kids. She was bred to Buckley, our PBA Pygora. Last year she had 5 kids but only 2 survived.

First snowfall of 2014

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM

A few days ago we had our first snowfall of 2014 complete with bitter cold temps of below zero, at least for NW Ga. This part of the country is not well equipped to handle the snow and cold. Since there is virtually no snow removal equipment all the highways were at a standstill with folks stranded overnite in their cars and children stranded overnite in the schools. 1" of snow here is like 1' of snow in the NE. On the farm we were home safe and as warm as possible. Days have been spent bucketing warm water for the animals to drink and making sure everyone was reasonably warm. Here are a few pictures taken at the beginning of the snowfall.

The Goat Barn

   Duchess, farm dog extraordinaire                                                                                           

It's COLD outside!!!

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

When we moved to the SE 17 years ago I never thought we'd have to endure the bitter cold again. Boy, was I wrong! In fact, a lot of the time it has been colder here than the NE (minus the snow). This morning it was 13 degrees with a windchill of minus 10. Thurs nite it is supposed to drop to 9. We will be putting the wool sweaters back on the Pygmys.

Folks, if you are suffering from this cold, please bring your animals into shelter from the wind and rain. If they are barn animals they might find it too warm in the house but will be comfortable in a barn or garage.Be sure to check their waters often, adding warm water every few hours. If water buckets are surrounded by straw bedding, it helps delay the freezing. Watch for any shivering and blanket accordingly. Blankets for small animals can be made from old sweaters, even sweatshirts.

Stay warm my friends and pray for an early spring.


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