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FREDERICK WESTON Jr.
2012 Kidding – to life!
Just before our 2012 kidding was to begin, I visited my brother in Tennessee. He was a CB in the Viet Nam War. He is now a victim of Agent Orange. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer last summer. He is strong, witty and determined to survive this horrible disease. Needless to say my visit was bittersweet.
I missed my flight in Atlanta, which made me arrive in Albany very late. The following day I tried to connect with the Universe to find peace.
Our kidding has always started on the 150th day. Much to my surprise this year the kidding started early and has been pretty much been all over the board! (Maybe it was due to that warm week we had in March).
As of today, we have had 8 does giving birth to 17 adorable, healthy kids! Six does and eight bucks. We have one more doe to kid.
Yesterday I had a friend over to visit. She said….. Most woman experience giving birth at least once in a lifetime, you experience a ‘kidding’ every year, which is very special. You have that joy over and over again! I never thought of it quite like that. TO LIFE!
Awh…. it’s time for a coffee break and to let you know what I’ve been doing in the soap world.
I’ve made over 250 bars and still saponifying
The following soaps are curing:
Lavender and Peppermint
I especially enjoy winter. Winter, time to make soap for the upcoming year, the soap has time to cure and the house smells wonderful.
Winter, peacefulness without the urgency of goat kidding in the spring, milking the does and tending to the garden in the summer. Autumn busy with fall festivals and putting up food. Why do I even wonder where the time goes.
We are especially exciting this year because our milk plant is finally starting to shape up. The barn has been extended. The concrete floor has been poured. Now is the time for ‘hubby’ to start the inside work. We’ll keep you posted on ‘hubbies’ progress with the milk plant.
We are very pleased to announce that we now have organic products. When ordering on line you will see that the description is correct. We will be taking new pictures of our products with the new organic labels. Thank you.
May 29, 2011
Anna had 8 puppies. Six adorable females and two charming males! Mom and pups are doing very well. Pictures will be posted soon.
Goat kidding continues. Four does have kidded one more to go. Again, things have been tougher than we have ever experienced. We have had one doe still born, one breech doe who survived, another doe too weak to live through the birthing. The most heart wrenching was a little buck who lived only a 1 1/2. He was weak to begin with but weaken more. It appeared to us that he didn't develop properly inside. We did everything imaginable to save his precious life. We all were comforting him even our English Shepherds who had adopted him as their own. We currently have 5 bucks and 2 does. Once things settle down a little I hope to post some pictures. Time to run,,,, yesterdays buck kid is crying to be fed :)
Anna had her 'puppy' ultra sound done yesterday and we are pleased to tell you that the vet saw at least 7 puppies. We expect puppies around May 20th. Anna has that glow in her eyes and very affectionate. She weighed in at 41.8.
If Anna is pregnant with pups she will be going into her 5th week. We are scheduled to have an ultrasound this coming Monday, May 2nd. My gut feeling is that she is pregnant. She appears a bit heavier and seems to be moving a bit slower these days and her appetite is increasing.