I also got some hoof trimmers. Wow. One was really wonderful (a lot better than my hoof trimmer) and now everyone's feet have been trimmed.
Rachel Rae, my black Nubian doe is not eating all her feed, acting like all her limbs are loose and is staring at nothing with a dreamy look on her face. Into the barn she went! She's now in a goat stall with sawdust bedding in the barn with the other two does and their babies. I'm very concerned about her as she's been by herself for about two weeks in the outside pen and may be just lonely. Goats HAVE to have company or they tend to be so lonely they can stop eating... She LOVES babies and is always the babysitter for all the other does' kids. I'm hoping for a good udder on her this year. Her first freshening two years ago her udder capacity was very poor. She wasn't bred last year (the buck was too small) so I'm a little worried. I'd love to see a nice baby and a nice udder. I travelled to Ohio to buy her daddy. That Nubian buck-line had been cryo-frozen for over 50 years so it's an old-style Nubian.
On a completely different note? I love my 'new' refrigerator. I have researched converting a small freezer to a chest fridge from a really neat site out of Australia. http://mtbest.net/chest_fridge.html This fellow is into some amazing energy-savings. I loved his piece on using bubble wrap for lining the inside of windows for winter R-value. Anyway. I love my 'new' refrigerator. It does build up some moisture on the inside, so you have to wipe it out regularly (once a month) but my energy requirement is lower, I cycle through my leftovers more efficiently and it's brilliant for chilling home-butchered meat before the final cutting and packaging for my freezers. Brilliant idea, wonderful idea, I'm very happy.