Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fat Deb and Tubbie

The ladies are looking large and in charge. You can see that Debbie (the all black, full sized la mancha) is right as rain after her bout with polio. And she is starting to make and udder, which is goat speak for "developing milk in her udder to be ready for the babies."


Nibbles...aka.. Tubbie is hanging LOW.

Hey Tubbie! Those ducks are talking about you!

Pretty soon here we'll be having some new additions to the team. And we'll get our milkers back... Free milk for everyone...at last.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

11 comments:

Mr. H. said...

Happy Tuesday, may it be the best day ever!

“All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers, and trespassers. Also they possess individual character, intelligence, and capacity for affection which can only be matched by the dog. Having once become acquainted with them I would as soon farm without a dog as without a goat.”

~ David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles (1954)

Vicki said...

Wow, look at Nibbles! Must be at least 16 babies in there, LOL. Tell them Auntie Java sends her love. My girls have gone from waddling to lumbering. We may have to widen the doorway :)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks Mr H! We've had a great day today. And heh heh heh... my poor goats... owned by someone who wishes they were cows....

Hi Java! I KNOW isnt Nibs huge? At least 16 if not 17 in there
;-)

Naomi Banta said...

Awwww

Our girls went into heat late so we won't be having babies til at least April... They're in the demanding moody phase right now.

Jealous of incoming babies!

Chai Chai said...

Nibbles appears to be frozen in that pose. Either that or she wants you to get "her good side" for the blog pictures.

John E Stone IV said...

How many kids do goats normally have at one time?

Ohiofarmgirl said...

My gals are past the demanding phase, Naomi, now they are in the 'grunting' phase. Goats = sheesh!

hi CC! Right now Nibbles doenst have a good side, she's like a big beach ball!

Hi John and welcome! It seems like goats have one big baby, or 2 or 3 kids at a time. Nibbles comes from a line of 'twin throwers' but she is so big she might have 3. Some folks have talked about 'quads' or 'quints' but that would be amazing. Talk about an instant herd!

Naomi Banta said...

Yeah I just got yelled at because evidentialy I didn't get out fast enough for their tastes. UGH.

My parents will be back in town soon and will send Mom out to deal with her darling ladies for a day or two lol

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Naomi, yep. Always with the complaining.. sheesh!

katiegirl said...

The ladies are looking rather rotund! :-)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

hey KG! Yep, Nibbles is large and in charge.

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