Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Kids


These were not a surprise.  Poor Sally was huge. Her udder so big she could barely walk. When we went to feed yesterday afternoon, there they were, a boy and a girl. The doeling was very fresh. She is quite a bit smaller, so we will keep an eye on her, but both kids seem healthy and were nursing. Sally is a first time momma. She was busy cleaning up the kids, but we gave her a little help. 


The goats change so fast! In the picture below, the kid Kellen is holding is a month old. Lydia is holding the new doeling. 


In other farm new, most of the fat hogs have been sent to the butcher or the market. We got our fresh pork from the butcher on Tuesday (the smoked portions take a little longer.) I can't remember the last time I've had small farm raised pork. It is excellent!  

The new piglets are almost all sold as 4-H pigs. The two new gilts, including Kellen's Ashes, will be bred soon. Seedlings are started, and garden plans are being made. Chicks will soon be ordered. There will be calves, more kids and lambs this spring yet too. There is always something exciting going on! 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new goat kids! Nice looking goats!

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  2. Pretty little baby goats. That is quite a contrast between the newborn and the month-old! Then again, just like all babies, I guess. :)

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  3. Love your blog! And the kids are adorable! I want to get goats one day, if we can ever get a hobby farm.

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  4. I feel right at home--I'm reading Charlotte's Web to Lillian so we're really with in when it comes to farm animals :)

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  5. Aww-they are so cute!! Sounds busy at your place. We were bottle-feeding 3 jersey bull calves, but we lost one the other day. He was weak to begin with.
    How many babies are due at your place total? Do goats need a lot of help having their babies? Holly

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  6. Holly,
    Too bad about your calf. It is so sad when you lose one. We have five cows that will calf this spring, one more goat, and one more sheep. If the ducks ever pick a proper place to make a nest we may have ducklings. We'll be buying chicks but hopefully hatch out a few too. There are always baby rabbits to come also. And there should be more piglets in about 3 months. It is a regular nursery around here. The best part about the farm :)

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  7. You family is an inspiration :-) Thank you for sharing the pictures of the little kids.

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