"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Back in November 2018 we purchased a sweet first time freshener, Shailey Hill Jude's Luna and her twin doelings. They all settled into our herd nicely. Luna is a sweetheart. Her girls are absolutely adorable. On top of getting home we couldn't settle on a name for either of the girls. They were referred to as "Wattles 1" and "Wattles 2", just as if you were reading The Cat and the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Finally, after owning them for awhile the girls have names that are their own and that fit each of them perfectly. Tiny Hiney Farm is proud to present Red Maple's DL Bianca and Red Maple's DL Darby's Girl.
Red Maple's DL Bianca
Red Maple's DL Bianca is the one that we referred to as "Waddles 1". This is due to the fact that she only has one waddle. Doesn't seem to cause any sort of off balances. (See last photo for her crazy capers.) Bianca as she is known in the barn is from a search for celestial style names to go with her dam's, Luna. She is a gold pinto for her coloring. This girl is solid. If you see Garnet and Bianca together (which you will in the last picture), they are pretty much the same size. Even though the twins were born in July and Garnet is a little over a year old. Bianca is curious and a nosy little thing.
Red Maple's DL Darby's Girl
Red Maple's DL Darby's Girl, is the little darling we referred to as "Waddles 2". The reason being... You guessed it! She has two waddles. Our family was still trying to come up with a name for her when we got news of their sire crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Has it all SD Darby Saffron *S was an amazing buck and lived a nice long life. He made some very beautiful babies. In honor of this handsome boy, our little girl got her name. In the barn, our family lovingly calls her Girlie. She is dainty and quiet. Girlie is a red/gold pinto with two waddles.
Bianca and Garnet
Adding some more gold into our herd was a great decision. In genetics, gold comes through a lot of the other colors. Future breeding pairs will make some nice looking kids with great milking genetics. Pretty and flashy is nice but is a bonus over top of milk production.
Bianca is great friends with Garnet. These two get themselves into all kinds of crazy antics. There is never a dull moment in the barn. Both of them know they are not to be in the hay feeder. Both of them look like they are saying to me, "I am not doing anything mom. It wasn't us. Girlie did it!" That face on Garnet is priceless.
Coming up with names for goats can be more challenging than you would think. There are many different ways to name them. Classic and easy or fun and themed just to name a couple. We are still working that out for ourselves. If you know of a cute barn name for Bianca, please leave a comment. Also how do you name your goats?
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.