So Ive been flat out!! for the last 2 months with all my does kidding and kid rearing not to mention fighting bush fires caused from a lightening strike on the tree plantation behind our property causing it to go up in flames 3 weeks ago and still burning! comming within meter's of our house and stockyards.
Anyway, 15 kids born and 3 died at birth(2 born dead 1 wasnt fully formed
)and was put down leaving 12.So Im back to milking 4 twice a day and the other does are rearing their own as I dont have the time to hand milk 7.
Its very very dry here and we havnt had rain for a few months and Im hand feeding what I can and goats are browesing on branches and fallen leaves,I can see they have dropped condition with kidding and lactating....sigh.
We have had also record heat for winter and spring Aust wide,weird wether and heaps of dangerous snakes looking for food
even a Tiapan next to our house steps AND!! I had to rush my Border Collie to the Vets for Tic poision,thank goodness she is well now,she was a very sick dog!!
But the kids are going ok and growing so fast and funny to watch as only kids can be.
We have a show coming up next month so it will be interesting to see how they go,well thats all our news and kidding all over till next year