The Season has Begun!

17 Mar

Sallie had her kids this morning.  She had a buck and a doe all on her own.

black doe goat and kid

I’m so relieved they are safely here!

doe

doe

buck

buck

Because her udder was hard and the issues of infection in the fall, I had the vet come and check her out.  He didn’t find anything obviously indicating an infection, but he agreed I’d need to watch to make sure she was producing enough milk to feed them both.  Since I had a plan for bottle kids if she couldn’t feed them, I took her boy.  I feel horrible about it, but sometimes, if they start nursing on their mom, they won’t take a bottle.  He’s had colostrum, and I’m waiting for him to get hungry before bed.  Then I’ll see if he’ll take a bottle.  Thursday, he’s scheduled to go to his new home.

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29 Responses to “The Season has Begun!”

  1. TexWisGirl March 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    awww. but glad they made it to the world okay.

    • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

      Better than okay. I’m hopeful she’ll be able to raise one. I’d have been devastated (and would Sallie) if I’d had to take both kids again this year. I’m hoping to let her keep this little girl forever.

  2. Anonymous March 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    Babies!!!

    • Anonymous March 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

      Just in case you are wondering…it’s me Junebug! I don’t know why my name didn’t appear!

      • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

        We’re happy to have babies! Can’t wait to see your cute little kids!

  3. Mary Ann March 17, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    And the tail count has started!

    • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

      Yes it has! We’re starting even!

  4. Patty Leonard Woodland March 17, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Awww, I love the little white spot on his head.

    • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      He’s a cute guy. I’m glad he’s going to a good home where he’ll be properly spoiled.

  5. Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    So happy for you and especially Sallie. She’s gonna be a good Maa!!! Congrats on the beginning of your season!

    • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

      She really is a wonderful, doting mom.

  6. Jan March 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    St. Patrick Day kids. Good for Sallie. Hoping they’ll both be ok & her too! 🙂

    • Teresa March 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

      They are all well. Her buck has taken to a bottle, so they should all be fine.

  7. Margaret March 18, 2015 at 12:26 am #

    Well now that must be the luck of the Irish that she had them on StPatrick’s Day. They are gorgeous.

    • Teresa March 18, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      It certainly turned out well!

  8. Erika March 18, 2015 at 2:56 am #

    They are so so so cute. Congrats on your new family memebers 🙂 I know that’s pet talk not farm talk.

  9. Jeanne March 18, 2015 at 5:08 am #

    Whew! That’s a relief! So good to know it went well! And they’re both adorable! I’m glad the little guy has a good home to go to.

    • Teresa March 18, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      It is a huge relief. I’m glad she’ll get to keep one with her.

  10. Stewart Monckton March 18, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    It would seem that the world is still turning – signs of seasons end (or beginning) everywhere!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne.

  11. Pat March 18, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    What a relief! They are adorable babies.

    • Teresa March 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      I am very relieved to have them here!

  12. Coloring Outside the Lines March 18, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    Congrats- they are super cute little kids.

    • Teresa March 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      Thanks. Oopsie kids are always sweet and adorable!

  13. fredamans March 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    She had beautiful kids! Hope mom is well.

    • Teresa March 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      Thanks. Sallie is doing well. They all are. I’ll just keep a close eye on them to make sure her little girl keeps getting enough to eat.

  14. pattisj March 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    I’ve missed baby goats! So much cuteness! I hope Sallie is OK.

    • Teresa March 19, 2015 at 7:52 am #

      Sallie is doing well!

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