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Buck/Doe Twins for Maplewood Hill Top Candy X Top Hat Farm M Bumble Quinn

As always, Ms. Candy kept me guessing right up till the last minute. This is her sixth freshening (fifth since we have owned her) and once again, I missed her birth. I had been guessing for several days that she would kid soon, but she never shows strong signs of...
Goat Maternity Photos

Goat Maternity Photos

I can't believe I forgot to share these! Two weeks ago (when I was at 22 weeks along in my pregnancy), my friend Erica was kind enough to come take co-maternity photos of me with my goat, Cookie. We both just happened to be 5 months pregnant (with her only being 4...

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2021 Kidding Preview

2021 Kidding Preview

In true 2020-fashion, our breeding season has been an absolute mess. You'd think, with us being home all day, every day (working remotely), that it would be easier. But oh no... our girls had other plans. Of the NINE does being bred this year for 2021 kids, I'm only...

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First Kids of 2020

First Kids of 2020

The first kids born in 2020 officially arrived on the farm on April 2nd, one day past their due date. Their dam is our son's first 4-H project goat, Maplewood Hilltop Reese. Their sire is Top Hat Farm M Bumble Quinn. Reese continued her consistent streak of producing...

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Expanding our Mini LaMancha Herd

Expanding our Mini LaMancha Herd

If you follow us on social media (and if you're not - why aren't you?!) you know that we have struggled again this year to get our LaManchas bred. Our little Nigerian Buck, Bumble, did his best but simply wasn't tall enough to get the job done. We haven't been quite...

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What is the CD&T Vaccine and Why Use It?

What is the CD&T Vaccine and Why Use It?

All goats should receive a CD&T vaccine annually. But WHY? It’s important to know what diseases you are trying to prevent so that you understand why it is so important to vaccinate!Enterotoxemia or “Overeating Disease” The “CD” of CD&T refers to the bacteria...

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Kidding Supplies Checklist

Kidding Supplies Checklist

As we prepare for kidding season to begin, I am replenishing our kidding kit so I’m confident we have everything we need on-hand. In the past, (knock on wood!) we’ve had very easy births and haven’t had to use most of the items in our kit. However, I like the peace of...

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Pregnancy Toxemia and Ketosis in Dairy Goats

Pregnancy Toxemia and Ketosis in Dairy Goats

Pregnancy, kidding, and lactation require large amounts of energy. If a doe is unable to consume enough feed (or the right types of feed) to support the energy needed, her body begins breaking down fat reserves, which produces compounds called ketones. Ketones in...

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ADGA Plus in 2020!

ADGA Plus in 2020!

It’s hard to believe, but 2020 marks our fifth year raising goats! This year, I’m excited to participate in some of the American Dairy Goat Association’s performance programs so that we can get more detailed information on our herd and then use that data to make...

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