New from Ontario, Canada!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by lupinfarm, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Hi here from Springbrook, Ontario, Canada (north of Belleville). We own 8 acres in the countryside with a 150 year old victorian farmhouse we are renovating, A QH pony mare named Luna, 20 chickens, 5 dogs (Nacho, Quesa, Kitty, Peaches, and Ginny), 1 housecat (Accio), 4 feral barn/mouser cats (Spots, Smokey, Minerva, and Molly), 2 goats (Cissy and Hermione), and 3 ducks (Buff Orpington Ducks, still looking for names!)

    Our two girls are Pygmy or Pygmy X's (a lot of people have suggested they are Nigerian Dwarf/Pygmy Crosses because they're white, apparently Pygmies don't come in white white and their body type is more along the lines of a Nigerian Dwarf). We have never had goats before, so these two are our first! They are both fairly friendly, Hermione is a bit reserved and won't come readily up to us but has started to come around since coming home. Right now they live in a 12x12 chainlink dog run because I haven't had the time to start their goat house and fencing hasn't been started for them. I think this is an asset to me at least because I'm able to bond with them and get them into a reliable scheduale for feeding, and one on one time!

    We only moved into our house last year, and have been fencing in land and building like crazy ever since. Tomorrow I will be starting the blocks for their goat house which will be 6x6, insulated, and will be comfortable for those cold winter nights. They will also have a double fence line, 6 lines of electric with eventually a line of wood buck fencing to ensure they don't get into naughty business!! :) Those little monkey's already escape once since they came home.

    Hermione is about 6 months old, born in January 2009, and Cissy is coming up for 2 years in December.
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Hello and welcome from North Idaho (close to the Idaho / Canadian Border) :wave:

    I raise mainly registered Nigerians, with a few registered Nubians also! We love to have new members and would love to see pics!!!
     

  3. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Welcome from a Boer breeder in Texas! :wave:
     
  4. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Here are our girls, Cissy (on the left) might be pregnant, she has quite large udders (I should really get a photo) but did have a kid sometime last year I came to understand (I've emailed the original owner to find out when exactly she had the babe).
     

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  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh wow beautiful girls :)

    how long have you had the girls for? Because if she still had kids on her then Cissy might still be producing milk and then you will want to milk her so that she doesnt get mastitis. But if you have had her for a while then she might be pregnant if she was exposed to a buck before coming toyour place
     
  6. Tarheel Acres

    Tarheel Acres New Member

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    Aug 26, 2009
    Welcome to the site! I am new as well. I am from North Carolina and raise Pygmy's. Your two girls are adorable!
     
  7. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh they are so cute! Welcome from West Virginia! :sun:
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Welcome....welcome.. :wave: ..what beautiful goaties....So glad ...you joined us.....I raise show quality FB boers...or at least... I try anyway....LOL :wink: :greengrin:
     
  9. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member


    I spoke to the old owners, Cissy had a kid over the winter that was weaned in April. This could mean she still has milk correct? Her udders are sizeable, not huge, but they do have some size to them. I'll try to get a photo of them later on tonight. I would think that a goat that has not been milked in a while would be in pain or very uncomfortable, I know my dogs sure are when they have some milk left after the babes have been weaned. They even drip! So we relieve them if necessary.

    I don't think Cissy has ever been milked by hand before, only by her kid.
     
  10. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Welcome!! :wave: I'm glad you joined and hope you enjoy it here... :) Gorgeous goats... :greengrin:

    Btw, I'm in Illinois... :greengrin:
     
  11. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Very nice girls! I raise pygmies!

    Welcome to TGS!! :wave: :leap:
     
  12. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Welcome from AL :wave: Very pretty goats!!!! :thumbup:
     
  13. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Welcome to the goat spot, glad you joined us. :wave:
    Those are very pretty girls. Just be careful they will sunburn easy. I have a few solid white Cashmere and they burn a little easier then the others.

    If you can get utter picture that will help. Also is the utter getting bigger?