When the kids are about one week old, we start letting them go out with their dams into the field for a couple of hours each evening. Napping kids can sometimes get left behind when the herd comes in at sunset. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Star’
As the days grow shorter and we head into another Winter, it is like looking at a new herd of goats with the little ones grown into healthy weanlings, and youngsters maturing into adults. The wonderful crop of nutritious mesquite beans put a nice finish on all of the stock in time for late summer rains to remind us what green grass looks like. (more…)
Meet the Sugarplums as they introduce themselves one by one. Annie, Holly, Moon and Heidi. Leah is still busy with her breakfast after being milked, but Mango and Star are always ready to ham it up for the camera. (more…)
Our beautiful Star is growing up so quickly. Here she is at just eight to ten weeks old!
She is as sweet and friendly as can be. I attribute it to cuddling and playing since she was born. When I am holding the kids, I won’t let them go if they are wiggling and squirming – I’ll wait until they calm down and are quiet before I release them. (more…)
Well, a bit of bad news about the new twins, as I lost the little boy at barely three days old. He was weak at birth, and could not stand right away, although he certainly could call out and was at least able to scramble and scoot around. I helped several times during the first day to hold him and help him to nurse. I think his downfall was catching a chill that night, as we were still very cold and actually ended up with a heavy fog. He improved quite a bit on that second day when I brought him inside to warm him by the heater. We even had a little practice standing up that evening. He was pretty sure he could just walk right out the door! I was heartbroken on Thursday morning though, to find I had lost him in the night. (more…)