Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bravo

Love has been in the air on our farm for several weeks now. The racket can be anoying at times.  Teddy, our buck is very vocal with his courting.  There is alot of stomping and snorting.  The odor of love hits you in the nose when you get within 20 ft or further if the breeze is just right.  Of course we can't blame all of the noise on the boys.  The girls jump up onto the playground and yell like their in danger.  All of the does want a boyfriend.   Due to harsh winters we choose to breed later in the season.  We want our does to birth past the worst weather.  When the temps reach 20 below, those tender little nubian ears on the kids can freeze.  A does gestation is approximately 5 months.  By breeding in December our kids will be due in May.  Much safer for both moms and kids. I am using some old pictures here because I can't get out to take any new ones.  My camera is in shock.  Still non-weight bearing on my right leg.  All of the girls are excited today. 


Because...... Bravo and sweet Nubian buck is visiting.  He belongs to neighbors and he is going to stay with us for a few weeks to perform his task. 

I fell in love with his spots and that sweet little face.  They dropped him off this morning and he is in with the bucks right now.  Teddy, Edward and the two little bucklings from this past year are getting along very well.  Plenty of hay, water and space. 
We were concerned that he would be too small to get the job done.  However, he is already an expecting father. 
Ted was the photographer today.  Hopefully, I will get good news when I go to the doctor on Tuesday.  Hey, a boot would be nice.  Anything that will allow me to go outside without crutches.  Not that I have been allowed outside with crutches!
Thanks for letting us know that the eggs were in fact turkey eggs.  That is a first for our farm.  The hens are laying regularly.  In spring we will let them set and have little poults running around.  That will be so cute. 
Well, hopefully I will have pictures later today when we put Bravo in with his girlfriends. 
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.

17 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

sure is an exciting time around there. i hope you get mobile soon!

Stephen Page said...

those spots are so cool.

Misty Meadows said...

Sorry to hear about your 'mishap'! Hope all heals well and quickly!

I also lamb in May. Lawrence is 'enjoying' his women.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Love that little nubian buck - you'll have the prettiest kids.

Callie said...

Oh, I love the spots too. It will be so neat to see little poke-a-dot kids running around. He is a sweet looking buck. Hope you get a boot soon and that you are feeling well.

luckybunny said...

He is adorable, I'm a sucker for those spots too - just sooo cute! I'm hoping you get some good news at the doctors!

Lee said...

Hope you are felling better soon! And I can't wait to see pics of baby turketys this spring. Ang goats. Anfd whatever else you have!! Happy Holidays.

goatgirl said...

Bravo is beautiful....and I'll have to steal that name!

Marigold said...

Oh, well. Your immobility will just serve to keep Ted on his toes. :)

Becky said...

So sorry to hear about your broken leg! I hope it heals quickly. Bravo is so cute with his spots! Hopefully he'll pass that trait on.

Peggy said...

Just had to let you know I am enjoying a cuppa hot chocolate listening to the Christmas CD's you sent me on the little stereo you sent me. Brings back wonderful memories of Christmas in the little cabin you made so very special for me. I try each Christmas to help someone else have a wonderful Christmas because I remember what you did for me. Thank you again. :)

Marigold said...

Kelly, are you doing all right? Did you get the boot for your leg? I want to eat your Christmas tree. It looks almost as good as a Peanut. :)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love Bravo! Sounds like you have a busy farm! Just wanted to drop by and wish you a Merry Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

Lili said...

Oh dear, it looks like I've got some catching up to do, it doesn't sound good that you're not walking. I just love your new header...such a beautiful room and tree! ~Lili

Marigold said...

Kelly,
Hi!!!!!!! How the hay are you? How is your leg??? Happy New Year to everyone there at Mainely Ewes!!!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

1-2-12 Stopped back by to wish you a wonderful new year ahead! blessings,Kathleen

Stevie said...

Is your breeding done? We have had an incredibly mild winter but, of course, temps drop into the 20's all of sudden when the does are due. Time to get out the heat lamps! Kidding in May is seeming like a much better decision right now....
Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com