Trio of Boys Photo Shoot Take 1:
"Love is not love, without a violin playing goat."
These three little men are stealing our hearts away fast! How cute are they? We might have been a little bummed that there were three boys. However, there are three healthy boys. Each one of them turned out to be a different coloring or pattern.
Now we know you must be excited to meet them. Below is each one separately with a description of their features. Truly wish that we had a little entrance music to make it more festive. Without further ado, please welcome L1, L2, and L3.
Tiny Hiney Farm L1
Tiny Hiney Farm L1 is a handsome gold with minimal white and brown eyes. He has some lovely yellowing from the iodine spray. This guy is a big boy and sturdy. Quite a bit heavier than his two brothers. Dad has moon spots. Maybe some will pop up as he grows. He will be disbudded shortly. Our family is retaining this buckling to be one of our farm's future herd sires.
Tiny Hiney Farm L2
Tiny Hiney Farm L2 is a nice buckskin. As soon as his head was cleared he was a yelling. Love his cute funky mohawk of a white poll. There are frosted ears and a muzzle that is completely kissable. Of course only for the time being because he is going to get stinky really fast. While holding and giving out some daily cuddles, I noticed that he has moonspots. YES! That is such a nice surprise. His eyes are a lovely brown. Disbudding is being done in a couple of days. This boy would add some wonderful milking lines to your herd.
Tiny Hiney Farm L3
Tiny Hiney Farm L3 is a solid white with a brown spot on his left front leg. Sporting dreamy brown eyes and a sense of curiosity. Please don't mind the iodine stain. Seems I might have got a little over excited to use the spray bottle with it. That was easy and almost not messy. Except one of the boys when it hit their tummy it bounced right back on my face. I was a little spotted. The little guy will be disbudded in just a couple of days. If you are looking for a new herd sire and a white stud at that. This is your boy.
Our family and farm are both very proud of this breeding pair. We are exited to see them grow over the next few weeks. Not to mention getting our baby cuddles in before they go to their new homes. If you would like any information on these boys, please leave a comment or contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions.
Have a blessed day! ~The Doerr's~
BOSE Shots... OUCH!
“But...that doesn't make any sense...!'
'It does if you're a goat.”
~ Linda Medley, Castle Waiting, Vol. 2
The next morning we did BOSE shots. Joanna had said it would be okay to let them wait a day. Each boy got a dose of BOSE and you would have thought we were killing them. Oh how they cried! Which made momma pace back and forth quite a bit. Siggie checked everyone of them over after they got their shots. Each buckling got it's own sticker for being good sports along with snuggles.
Donald with Tiny Hiney Farm L1 trying to suckle.
Tiny Hiney Farm L3 getting his snuggles.
Tiny Hiney Farm L2 after his BOSE.
More Eskimo Kisses. Guess it is what you do with baby goats. (L2)
Now that this part is done, we get to gear up for CDT shots. Oye! Not looking forward to that one either or disbudding. Baby steps and learning along away. We got this! Now if someone can tell us how long iodine stays on white fur?
A creative mind is never tidy.
When the little tykes came into the world, Mother Nature was playing games with us. The weather was just cold and gloomy. Super windy and rainy. Of course they can never or almost never kid when it is sun shining and warm.
We have a few small dog sweaters. Which of course we couldn't find right when we needed them. It was time to improvise. A few of Donald's socks and a pair of scissors would do the trick. Snipped off the toes, the tube end, and made little leg holes.
Hurray! We have little sock sweaters. They are not any where close to being perfect but they are effective. The boys were warm along with the heating lamp. These will only be on for a couple days. Very happy to have created something that worked.
Tiny Hiney Farm L3 & L2 sporting their jackets.
Tiny Hiney Farm L3
Sophie with all 3 boys, L1 & L3 in front.
These little guys are rocking their muscle sport sweaters. Soon enough they will be headbutting and jumping around. Our family will be found in the pen getting all the snuggles we can.
*Found sweaters later and they are way to big. Nigerian Dwarfs are small.
Siggie is huge and has hormonal hair loss. :( Pregnancy can be rough!
Fairlea Sieglinde and Ivy Creek's T Lil' Cavan are proud to announce the birth of their three beautiful boys. We have been keeping a good eye on Siggie because we knew that it wouldn't be long before she freshened. Her due date was April 24th, however, we all know how the doe code works. She held out until Saturday morning , April 27. Thank you for that dear lady. We have been helping a sweet friend of ours with her new home. It was nice that she didn't pick those times to kid.
Donald went out to do chores that morning. There wasn't any gunky signs. Her utter was rock hard. He came in and said, "She is going to go today." Less than an hour later he went back out to check on her. That is when he noticed there was a head, but no feet. The little one's sack was already broken. We cleaned the mouth and nose, but the little one was having a bit of a problem. Both of the front feet were tucked still in momma. We tried helping and couldn't seem to maneuver the legs out. A quick call to Joanna of Kingsley Veterinary Services was needed.
Joanna is wonderful. She specializes in small ruminants and was able to come out to give a hand. The little one managed to work itself out before she got here. Soon after it was followed by a second kid. Joanna did a bump exam and said that there was at least one more. Eeek! Very excited as we knew from the ultrasound that there were twins. The last little one swooped right out with a flourish. It is so funny how slimy and floppy that they are.
Momma cleaned them all off and was very affectionate and efficient in the job. Our own little two legged kiddos were in awe of the experience of life that they witnessed. They had a lot of questions to ask Joanna. After the birth of the babies it is all that they talked about. We visited the barn often throughout the day.
It is really impossible not to sit down in the pen and suck up all this adorableness. Look at these boys! They are so cute and the two are tiny compared to their big brother by minutes but it counts.
Tiny Hiney Farm L1 is currently retained. Call us sentimental or crazy, but he was the first born to the farm and he gave us our first scare. But it isn't just about that. We would like to see him develop and if the milking lines behind them are passed to his daughters. Check out both Fairlea Sieglinde's and Ivy Creek's T Lil' Cavan pedigree pages. They speak for themselves.
The other two little bucklings will be available for deposit in two weeks. All will be registered with AGS/ADGA. After they are weaned at eight weeks old they will be available to go to their new homes. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to help.
Sophie with Tiny Hiney Farm L1
Now to add just a last little bit of cuteness to our kidding story. Sophie and Tiny Hiney Farm L1 with Eskimo Kisses. It is wonderful that we have a chance to provide a home that offers a multitude of experiences and love for all things great and small.
"Love is three quarters curiosity."
Cavan, August 2018
Everyone seems to love the reality t.v. shows, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette". Here on the farm we have the same thing going on. Instead of roses there is smelly, stinky beards and blubbery kisses. The dates are mostly planned if we can determine the "lust for love" is there. If the ladies need a little more pursuing then it is a weekend or couple week retreat together. All of this for a few seconds of fun. Then she is like, "Nope! The chemistry is gone and the moment is past." Talk about getting all hot and bothered for nothing. I mean, why did she even bother to shave her legs or comb her tail?
However short the courtship act is the anticipation of the waiting to see if there is a repeating of the courtship dance in 20 days or we are on the road to waiting 145 to 150 days for bouncy babies to arrive. So much cuteness. Not even sure what to do with it?!
These lovely ladies have made the cut in Ivy Creek's T Lil' Cavan's edition of the show at Tiny Hiney Farm for 2019. There are bound to be some beauties to be had from them. Majyk "Maggie" is a first time freshener. Those blue eyes are striking and hope Cavan passes on some moonspots to the kids. Sieglinde "Siggie" is on her third kidding. Curious to see if her coloring will override his dark coloring. Luna and Annika are both prepping for their second time around as mommas. Both beautiful ladies are chamoisee and maybe they will create a cham/buckskin hybrid. Only time will tell. Plus waddles from Luna.
In the end, we would just like easy pregnancies and healthy babies. Those are our wishes for this kidding season. Now if the doe fairy would come and visit us to that would be great. If you would like to be on the reserved list for any of these pairings, please feel free to comment or contact us. Let us know what you are looking for exactly. We are more than happy to help. Stay tuned to see what is confirmed and what we have coming up. <3 Blessings to you.