Friday, February 10, 2012

Tundra the Great!

Sometimes you wonder if your emergency plan would actually work. Yes, you hope that you never have to use it, but at the same time you'd like to test it.

Well we got to test out our farm EMO yesterday.

A friend of ours came to visit and he brought his dog.....not a smart move. When they say that Great Pyrns hate all dogs that they weren't raised with...well they're right.

I wasn't there but Dave said it was amazing to see. Tundra was growling at the fencing to get to the dog to "save" her goats. Stockings would go up to the fence to investigate and Tundra would put herself between her and the fence. Dave had never seen Tundra growl.

Dave warned our friend to put his dog in his vehicle. So I guess our guardian really works. So maybe that's what's happened to our chickens. She was protecting her "girls".

Speaking of the girls. Febe is due Sunday and Cindi Lou Tuesday. Dave finished the new stall to move the dog into and we're going to use the dog's old pen for the kids. I'm going to attempt the CAE prevention program. That's if I can catch Febe in the act of giving birth. Like I've said before she's sneaky when it comes to giving birth. She's quiet and fast. Which is good if you're not trying to get to them before they start nursing. But.....

Have a Blessed Evening


  1. Do you think you may have CAE in your herd, or just doing this as a preventative? We've never had our small herd tested, and I'd hate to know we DID have CAE, but honestly, I just can't stand the thought of not only tearing the kids away from my doe Nettie (who LOVES kids, hers or anyone else's!) but having to bottle feed kids.

    1. Our two main does have CAE so that's why we are going to try and prevent it. Other than that I'd let the moms raise their own since they do a great job.

  2. Good Tundra!

    Hope you are able to catch Febe. Bottle feeding is a pain tho. We've never done goats, but have bottle fed several calves.


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