We’ve reached the time of year that I have to make some tough choices. I have to decide which kids from this year get sold and which ones get to stay. I have two more boys to sell, and then I’ll start on the girls, so I really have to make my choices soon. It’s just so hard because they all have great qualities.
Here they are, the girls of 2011:
Bonnie and Blaze were the first two born this year. They are Kizzy’s twins, and they are big and nice looking. Blaze is sweet, and Bonnie won’t let me touch her, but she is calming down. Blaze is certainly a keeper, and Bonnie is a maybe.
Cinnamon was born later in the same day as Kizzy’s girls. She is one of Pebbles’s triplets and my bottle baby. There’s never been a doubt she’d live out her days here.
Raven is the one I call forgettable. Really, I can forget she’s here because she’s quiet, stays to herself, and won’t let me touch her. On the rare occasion I decide I need to catch her and check her over, I usually end up with bruises. She’s definitely not going to stay.
Tayet and Scout are Pam’s twins, and I promised Pam she could keep a daughter. I planned on Tayet, named after a fellow blogger, staying here. When Pam was so sick, the girls were loaned out. When they returned, Pam refused to believe they were her girls. Nobody else accepted them. They are looking good, but I’m afraid they wouldn’t get enough to eat this winter without a mom to help them. They will not be staying.
Harley and Haley are two of Stormy’s triplets. I had also promised her she could keep a daughter. I’ve gone back and forth on which one I would keep. I settled on Haley because Harley wasn’t tame and she was too stubborn to take a bottle and then was sick and pathetic. Now, Harley looks awesome, and she lets me dress her in Halloween costumes. They’ll both be staying.
Scarlet’s triplets are still all here. Unfortunately, this summer’s heat and raising triplets was really hard on Scarlet, and that means it was really hard on her kids. For a while, I wasn’t sure any of them would live. She couldn’t keep up with feeding them, and they all refused supplemental bottles. They were thin and run down and then picked up worms. Casey was very ill, but he’s started doing better in the last couple of weeks. I’m optimistic he’ll live and eventually go off to find his own forever farm. Cookie, above, has also really picked up weight and looked much better in the last couple of weeks. She’ll be fine and get to find another farm. I still don’t know about Oreo. Right now, she’s sick again. She’ll either do better and eventually find a forever farm or she’ll be buried here.
Winnie is one of Maggie’s twins. She’s a Jack baby, so I won’t keep her. She is awfully sweet though.
Vixen’s daughter was named Isobelle after Isobelle Golightly. I planned on keeping her because she was a nice looking big girl. Then her dad’s genetics came into question and I debated. Of course, I can’t touch her, little snot, so she’s not going to stay.
Clover is one of Pistol’s twins. She and her sister are so stinking cute and sweet. If only they weren’t Flash babies (and Jack grandbabies). I love them so much though.
Coral is even cuter than her sister. She’s also sweeter. There’s no doubt Coral is staying, and I’m almost sure Clover is too.
Macey is a nice looking big girl. Her mom is one of my milking does. I can’t touch her though, so I’m pretty sure she isn’t staying.
Darla is Macey’s twin sister. She used to be nice until I caught her and gave her wormer. Now I can’t touch her. She’s even bigger and nicer looking than Macey. I just don’t like having goats I can’t touch and love and play with. What fun is that. Hopefully she’ll mellow out; otherwise, she isn’t probably going to stay.
Ella is another girl I can’t touch. She’s also a Jack baby. Ella will be leaving the farm.
Victoria is big and sweet. She’s a Flash and Vinnie baby. I’m thinking she’ll be staying.
Jelly is the last baby to be born this year. Unfortunately she’s a Jack baby that just doesn’t seem to do well. She’s struggled with worms and diarrhea and isn’t growing. I keep trying to get her healthy, but I don’t know what else to try. If she makes it, she’ll find a new home.
Of course, any and all of these decisions might change at any moment.
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