February 23, 2015

Kidding Supplies

I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love it when it works, and hate it when it doesn't. Late last week my laptop bit the dust. It's a useless brick at the moment.

What does that have to do with kidding supplies? Nothing, except that I'm borrowing hubby's laptop until mine is fixed or replaced. I try to be polite and not hog his computer because it's his, after all. It's hard - no, it's impossible - to write a blog post on a smartphone. So, today I'm going to refer you to a previous but relevant post about my kidding kit, since it's that time of year. Who out there has kids due this month or next? Raise your hands!

This year I've added a scale to weigh my kids. It's supposed to be used to weigh fish and is sold in the camping/outdoor section of the local store. I use a towel as a sling and weigh the kid and towel, then weigh the towel separately and subtract to get the kid's weight. The scale hangs from a branch (or a beam in the shed).

Here you go:

goat kids

Kidding Supplies

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  1. One of our new doe kids, Patch, looks very similar to the kid in the picture on this post. Her patch of white is smaller, but other than that, they could be twins. (-: Thanks for the reminder of needed kidding supplies.

    My laptop had to be sent in about 3 weeks ago because the screen kept going black. They had to order a part and the date for receiving it and fixing my computer has been backed up a couple of times. Now they might get the part on the 26th. I've been wondering if the dock strike on the west coast has had any effect on that part arriving. Anyway, I'm now using an old laptop until mine comes in. Hope you have something of your own to use again soon.


  2. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead7:59 PM

    Fern, thank you. I hope your laptop is home soon too. Today's weather delayed the arrival of my new hard drive.

    The doe kid in the photo has grown up very nicely, I saw a picture of her today. She and Patch could make a matched pair.

  3. Ugh. It sure puts a snag in things when the puter is out of commission. We always enjoy your visits to The Maple Hill Hop!

  4. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead6:29 PM

    Thank you, Daisy. Have a blessed week.

  5. Thanks for linking another great post at Good Morning Mondays. We don't keep goats but I find them fascinating and cute. Blessings

  6. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead11:05 PM

    Terri, goats are indeed fascinating and cute. I can't imagine being without them now. Thank you for visiting.

  7. Love your photos, such beautiful creatures. Great list and info! Thank you for being part of the (mis)Adventures Monday Blog Hop!

  8. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead7:40 AM

    Thank you, Mindie. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Now that it is March, we will be watching for signs that kidding is approaching.

  10. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead2:41 PM

    Sandra, I noticed that you already have lambs, do you breed the goats to kid at a different time? Sounds smart to me!


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