|Posted by jameshillgoats on May 6, 2015 at 2:45 AM||comments (491)|
|Posted by jameshillgoats on April 22, 2015 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
We are about halfway through our spring kidding season here at James Hill, and will be offering a few of our kids for sale in the upcoming weeks. Both bucklings and doelings will be available. Doelings have been disbudded. All are ADGA registered, and may also be registered with AGS and NDGA. All will be current on immunizations and wormed prior to sale.
Our final decisions on "keepers" will be made in the next week or so. Ki...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on March 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM||comments (27)|
Potential new owners often ask if we bottle feed our kids, following closely with "but are they friendly?" when informed that we allow our dams to nurse their kids. Others are disappointed that we will not sell a kid until weaned. Many people think that unless a kid is bottle-fed, they will not be friendly or seek interaction with their human companions.
Here at James Hill, we strive to rear and keep our goats in as natural a manner as po...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on March 2, 2015 at 11:25 PM||comments (15)|
Well, Muffin made us wait a couple of extra days for them, but we have our first 2015 kids at James Hill. Let us introduce James Hill Rum Cake (Rummy) and James Hill Bourbon Sauce (Bea). Two pretty twin doelings!
This is Muffin's third kidding. She delivered without assistance, an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 28, 2015 at 12:30 PM||comments (15)|
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 24, 2015 at 11:15 PM||comments (21)|
Here at James Hill, we usually group our breedings so that most of our kids are born within a 4-6 week period in the spring. This year, our does had very different plans! Their heats were spread over a much longer time frame (I'm sure it was a conspiracy so that they each get their OWN time in the spotlight!).
This year, our kidding season will stretch from next week through until June! To be truthful, it will be of benefit t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 24, 2015 at 10:10 PM||comments (16)|
Let's see...I'll admit I'm getting older, and I forget things sometimes. But I sure don't remember moving and I haven't rerouted my mail. So tell me why we're preparing for a SECOND winter storm in the less than a week!!! More ice, maybe snow...DEFINITELY a muddy, mushy COLD mess for the next two days. Right here in the heart of the south in good ole Louisiana. Squeeze had the same reaction as me when I told her the news: What...more icy slus...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 9, 2015 at 1:45 AM||comments (13)|
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 9, 2015 at 1:20 AM||comments (43)|
Here at James Hill, we try to raise all our animals (and our garden) as naturally as possible, avoiding most chemicals entirely and using others only when necessary. One of my favorite resources for this method of rearing goats is the book "Natural Goat Care" by Pat Coleby.
As a nurse, I know that many health conditions can be avoided or improved by maintaining proper nutrition. This book contains excellent information on goat nutrition ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jameshillgoats on February 9, 2015 at 1:10 AM||comments (5)|
Today was indeed a beautiful day here in central Louisiana. Mostly sunny, bright blue skies and around 70 degrees.
This nice day was perfect timing to get our pre-kidding goat chores done. So today, all the does received their annual CDT vaccination, a dose of wormer, and "got their nails done". Sixty-eight ho...Read Full Post »