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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Our busy season has arrived. Not only that, it managed to catch us a bit unprepared. We were expecting things to start happening around March 6th.

Nevertheless, here is what all the fuss is about.

This little one’s mother is having nothing to do with her! (This is her first baby.) So we are having to bottle feed her about every five hours. She was born Friday and she is a little small as you may can tell. The boys already have her quite spoiled. She cries for them.

We had to help Buttercup (the mama) by cutting the cord and drying this little miss. Buttercup had other "things" to attend to.

Meet Buttercup's baby boy. For twins, these two look nothing alike.

This isn't a great picture, but it is Buttercup with her twins. (You think getting two legged kids to be still for a picture is difficult, try taking pictures of four legged kids!) The babies are just trying to stand. The black one is the little girl being cleaned up and getting her cord cut, above. Her markings are cute. The boys are calling her Oreo and they named the little boy, Snicker-doodle. In the past, our goats have always had flower names....we're running out of names!

Can you tell Oreo is about 20 minutes older than Snicker-doodle? As you can see, she has already figured out this standing stuff and is heading toward dinner.

Ahhh ~ finding, almost!

So far, we have had four (I didn't get a picture of the first one loaded.) We have four more nannies to deliver. Three of those will probably be multiple births.

I love spring in the country!

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  1. Awwww! I laughed at the one of the baby trying to eat from mama's knee... don't think he's gonna get anything there...

  2. Your pictures are so cool, Cheryl! Love spring time with baby goats, little lambs and calves running about in the meadows and pastures. Unfortunately, that is a sight I will have to wait a while for around here. We still have MUCH snow! Even with that though, we are one day closer to spring...even in WV!

    Thanks for stopping by today. I always enjoy time spent with you, Cheryl.

  3. OH my goodness! Look at those sweet little kids! The little tiny one is so adorable and I'm glad your boys are taking good care of it. Bottle feeding a goat every 5 hours is like having a real baby at home. :-)

  4. Oh my they are can ship one over to me and I will gladly bottle

  5. There's my button! How exciting!

    Is there anything sweeter than newborn baby animals? What a great lesson in love for the boys.

  6. PRECIOUS babies! How do you get anything done? I'd just want to play with them! I feel "spring fever" so badly today - it's so pretty outside..I am ready to plant veggies, herbs and flowers. I DO have a question..are you going to try to make goat's milk cheese this year? I loveeeee goat cheese! No idea how to make it tho :)

  7. Katie,

    Yes, we are going to be making cheese. We made it a few times last year, but we are going to have so much more milk this year, I am going to be making cheese and goat's milk soap both

    There are some good tutorials on the internet for making cheese. And the different supply houses for ordering "starters" include the instructions.

  8. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks for stopping by today. I did post an update this evening. My hubby took the day off from work to take me to the appointment this morning. We did some shopping afterward and then stopped for a bite of lunch around 2:00. I was just late getting anything posted. But...everything looks good for now...thank you, Lord! And thank you, my friend, for praying and encouraging me this past week.

  9. I want to be there to take lots and lots of photos, they are so cute! Thanks of sharing!
    Blessings. xxx


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