Sundaze Farm Blog

2 Doelings for Toadsknoll Prairie Falcon x Casa de Tortuga Pascal

So far, it's been a very buck-heavy year for us, so I was THRILLED when Toadsknoll Prairie Falcon ("Luna") gave us twin doelings on Sunday, May 16. Of course, she managed to pick a day I had other obligations I absolutely had to attend, but I was able to keep an eye...
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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2019 Albion Fair Results

2019 Albion Fair Results

Open Classes: Cross-Bred Dairy Our Mini LaMancha, Phoebe, was entered in the cross bred dairy category and did well! She earned 1st Place for Cross Bred Dairy, Birth and under 5 months and Junior Champion Cross-Bred Dairy. Open Classes: LaMancha Toadsknoll Black...

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Our First Mini LaMancha

Our First Mini LaMancha

This precious bundle of adorableness was born on May 28th. Her mama, Toadsknoll Prairie Falcon ("Luna"), wasn't due till May 31st so she arrived a few days early and surprised us! Her sire is *B Bramblestone CQ Tiger Tea. This Luna's first freshening and the first...

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Kidding 2019: Round 1 Complete!

Kidding 2019: Round 1 Complete!

Last week was a busy week on the farm with lots of late-night barn checks as we waited for two of our Nigerian Dwarfs to kid. We had Maplewood Hill Top Candy due on March 24 and Sundaze Farm Maizey due on March 28th. NOTE: We'll begin contacting individuals on our...

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Basic Goat Terminology

Basic Goat Terminology

If you are just getting into goats and doing research online, you'll frequently see people tossing around all sorts of terms that might confuse you. Below are a few basic terms that are helpful to get acquainted with. Note that I've intentionally left out anatomical...

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