Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here are my babies that were born on December 20Th...this picture was taken on January 20Th. They were one month old in this picture and as you can tell the one next to the small feeder is the one that Flow is not feeding....you can see the size difference. But they are both doing great...and Flow is getting easier and easier to hold....she loves bread...so one slice to start and one to finish....at least I don't have to wrestle her around...and my busted vein is healing. Only a few more weeks and they will be on their own and I can just sit back and watch until the next kids are born....on boy I hope I am ready.... What am I thinking I will never be ready they come when they are ready.
Get someone to do a quick pedicure and manicure to ensure my nails are cleaned and sharp for desert digging? Then I would like a slow finger massage and then a big steak to end my night....after that I will go to sleep and pass gas all night long.....I know everyone loves that...
PS: Here gas displaces oxygen and could peel the paint off the walls.
Here are my Patrolmen (My geese) trying to get Fars out of one of the goats feeding buckets so they can examine it contents. The Patrolmen check every bucket out to ensure the water is fresh and the food is good....sometimes they even fight with a goat to get at the food for inspection.
This is Fars (Farley, Starving Marvin or the Nut less Wonder) likes to eat on his knees. He is the only one that does this...maybe because his legs or so long. He will even walk on them to get to more food. On my if his belly goes down...even one one hundredth of an inch he is like, I am starving..... He loves to eat. On the top picture facing us is Marble...who loves food just as much.
Sometimes Fars even sleeps with his head in one of the feeding troths...
Above is a picture of Angie the Queen...currently she is really pregnant. I was talking to Kathy my friend and she suggested maybe to cut down on my feed because if the goats are too fat there could be problems. Likewise if they are too thin it could cause problems during pregnancy. My other females and her are not due until middle of March or the beginning of April. So I have cut the feed down and she looks better....but boy in these pictures taken before I cut the feed really shows some baby making in Angie...or is that fat making...hmmm
Monday, January 19, 2009
Here is Sampson...my buck who has impregnated every single female goat I have. He keeps trying to do Farley....Farley is my wether and doesn't like the idea to much.
Sampson walks like he is King of the Hill....not even the geese (the patrolmen) will mess with him. He comes from a high quality line so hopefully his kids will get some of the great fiber he and his dad have.
Here is a picture of Flow the mother of my first two kids of 2009 and boy she is a tough one. I named her Flow because she has large horns for a female goat...so Flowing Horns...Flow for short. She is seven years old and knows exactly who the boss is......her! I didn't think goats could be so strong but after holding her 2 to 3 times a day for the last month it has changed my mind. I think my bruises are starting to heal. In the beginning...on Dec 20Th, the first few days we wrestled to the ground....thank god she is getting the idea now and is not so hard on me. She has good fiber for seven and I hope that her kids will too.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This is a picture of Flow's two babies about an hour after birth. She did it all herself with no issues. The only problem I had was Angie one of my other goats wants a baby really bad and licked on one of the newborns causing Flow not to feed it but, it turns out that the baby is doing well...I have only suffered a few bumps and bruises and one busted vein....she is s tough one.
Yesterday I was out taking pictures to catch everyone up with what has been going on and the final picture is of my Cherry Berry. She just loves the camera and always has a smile to go with it.
It has been a rough month (Jan) for my Mom and I....her medications being sent from PA took two weeks to arrive and caused some problems for her...and a lot of worry for me. I spent a lot of time on the phone to the Pharmacist and Doctors....in the end we have decided that we are not going to do this process again. Everything arrived yesterday and she is resting and beginning to feel better....I am feeling a bit exhausted but on the mend.
I have lots of baby pictures....Flow is still tough to handle but she is beginning to get the picture when I go out to hold her. I did get the panels from Sydell but have not put them up yet.....somehow they look confusing to me. Kathy will probably have the answer.