"Goat temps are incredibly variable, so the text books have ranges. I haven't seen any that differentiated between adults and kids, but all of those temps are totally within normal ranges.
As the vet professor at U of I said to me years ago,…"
"It is perfectly normal for them to butt heads for as much as 15-20 minutes after putting them back together. I've never had does butt heads to the point of getting hurt, but a couple of bucks did once. So it's pretty unusual for anyone to…"
"Those are perfectly normal temps. If your hay is dusty, that's probably the problem.
FYI -- PowerPunch is for goats that are off-feed. After seeing what it did to one of my buck's blood sugar a couple years ago, I am much more conservative…"
"Deborah, let me know if you do decide to sell autographed copies. I'm sure I will be getting one for myself, but I would like to also get an autographed copy to use as a giveaway for the magazine. I know some girls who would like a…"
"Wow, I was gone for a bit and look what happened! I was trying to be discreet and not take over Deborah's post about her book. lol Thank you for the good word, everyone! And, of course, I had to make our first barnyard section…"
"I can't tell you how thrilled I am about this magazine! This is so needed, and I'm thrilled to be able to get it for my girls!!! My eldest daughter is a huge fan of Mary Jane's Farm. I am too, for that matter. …"
"Yes, I LOVE the Mother Earth News Fairs! They have so many great speakers on so many topics -- and you have about a dozen from which to choose during every hour.
When the goat books become available in September, I will be selling autographed copies…"
"We are coming out with a new print magazine for girls and we've done our first barnyard feature on NDs. I went ahead and listed your book in the resource section. I hope you don't mind! It will be out in July/August. :)"
"Hope to see you at the Puyallup faire also. Already have the time down for the book signing. I wish I had the goat book already so I could get that signed too. Can't wait to read it, already pre-ordered :)
There is so much I want to do / see at…"
Working on a glossary for my goat book and thought I should ask all of you if there were any words that confused you when you first got interested in goats -- like "scours" instead of diarrhea or…Continue
Hi Deborah - our kids are all due in April. Each of our does came in heat one week apart so that will be an interesting month. We were lucky - every Saturday in November we visisted a differant local farm where we had lined up a stud so they all will have differant sires. It just so happens that all of the sires were white (what are those odds) so all of the colors may be a surprise.
Sorry Deborah, haven't been checking my email lately. Just found the email about the book quote. Of course, I would't mind dear. In fact, I am very honored. Just remember, I am no grammar whiz, just a redneck, so make sure it's all RIGHT ok! Any time!
I have been getting endless amount of emails from this forum, everytime someone posts I get an email. I enjoy seeing who is posting and all but it is just blowing up my email, how do I get this to stop?
Deborah, just wanted to let you know that I have contacted a few breeders about the possibility of a buckling purchase. I am waiting to see what hits the ground in January and I will go from there and see if there's anything that will work for me. So let me know what you get if they are not spoken for already. Thanks, Amy