Skeeter was due Sunday, May 3rd and she did not disappoint! On Sunday morning her udder was much bigger than the day before and she was restless. Skeeter and Rita had Tigerlily, our somewhat aggressive herd queen, backed against a wall. Tigerlily was on the defence as Rita and Skeeter pounded some fear into her. … Continue reading Skeeter’s Big Day
The last two kids of the season were born on June 4th at dusk. Mocha hung around in the pen all day and picked out a nice cozy little corner where she dug herself a pit to lay in. And then she laid in it. And did nothing else. Phil and I kept waiting for … Continue reading Girls Rule!
“…Even though it’s May!” We woke up to almost eight inches of snow on May 11th. It quickly slumped to about 3 inches and by the next day there were only a few white traces left on the emerald green carpet of long, thick grass on our pastures. Phil was a popular character with Snowball … Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”
March came in like a lion. Then April came in like a lion. We ran out of firewood and almost ran out of propane. But sometime around the end of April, warm weather arrived! I got my shorts out, grass started coming in everywhere, and the goats enjoyed going out for daily walks! Snowball is … Continue reading Late April Sunshine
On Saturday afternoon at around 2:00 Skeeter had her kids! Two girls: Diamond & Ruby! For today’s livestream I’ll show a bunch of new videos of Sadie’s kids as they’ve gotten more and more lively this week, and some of Skeeter’s kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GzDjqtKtY Hope to see you there!-Phil
We had another perfect kidding today! Skeeter went into labor around 2:00, which was the nicest part of the day, and she popped those kids out in textbook form. The only help Phil and I had to give was to cheer her on! She kidded two healthy, strong, and beautifully marked girls! Sticking with the … Continue reading Treasure!!
Get ready for the Christmas tree feast and some videos of Skeeter and Blackbird as babies today! Hope to see you there! https://youtu.be/pRKfto0WlfU -Phil
When Butterfly got hurt, Phil and I couldn’t leave her alone with the herd. She was too slow, too fragile, and she couldn’t get up easily when she fell or was knocked down. So we kept her in the house at night and supervised her outdoor playtime. When Sunday came she still wasn’t ready to … Continue reading Gettin’ Religion!
Butterfly spent most of Thursday and Friday last week in the house with me. She couldn’t stand up without help and she usually laid with her hind legs stretched out. Despite being largely immobile, she nevertheless kept up a keen interest in everything around her. And is that not the sweetest little face? Movies on … Continue reading One Day at a Time
The day that started off brilliantly with Rita’s new babies to greet the morning ended up in tragedy. Phil and I took our daily walk at 1:30 or so and we brought Butterfly and George along. The kids couldn’t keep up on their own so Phil and I carried them most of the way. We … Continue reading Butterfly Down