Sweet Sixteen

30 Mar

We’ve had sixteen kids born on the farm since 4:30 Saturday morning.  It started with Cookie.  She has a girl and a boy.

Cookie Kids_0272ew

The next afternoon, Vixon had her twins (buck and doe) out in pasture.  Thank goatness Claire was here to help get them back up to the safety of the barnyard!

Vixen collage ew

The next day, Kizzy had her twins.  Again it was a doe and a buck.

Kizzy Kids_0288ew

About two seconds later, Coffee had a single buck.


In the middle of the night (early this morning), Haley had triplet girls.


This morning, Mary had twins.  Again, it was a buck and a doe.

Mary Kids_0278ew

Later, Litha had her big buck and a doe.

Litha collage ew

Finally, this afternoon, Pistol had twins.  You guessed it, a buck and a doe.


I’m exhausted.  I’m grateful Claire and my family have been here to help.  We have ten more goats to go!


32 Responses to “Sweet Sixteen”

  1. Veralynne March 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    Oh my goodness…..they are sooooooooo cute!!!!!!! Excellent job everyone!

    • Teresa March 30, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

      Everyone is doing an amazing job!

  2. Jan March 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    So-so cute!! Love them all! I’m sure you’re busy. Glad Claire & your family are there to help you! 🙂 And they all look healthy!

    • Teresa March 30, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

      Everyone is doing well. Mary’s kids had some wonky back legs, but they are getting much stronger already.

  3. tayetofthegoats March 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    Mary’s doe remains my favorite, along with the first pictured of Vixon’s kids. Triplet doelings from Haley?? Overachiever 😛 Congrats on all the kids so far and good luck to the next ten does!

    • Teresa March 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

      Haley is a triplet herself, and this is her second set of triplets. I prefer the singles and doubles. Mary’s doe is adorable!

  4. Dawn March 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Oh wow! such a busy day everyone had, they are so cute,

    • Teresa March 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

      Well, it’s been since early Saturday morning, but it’s been pretty non-stop.

  5. fredamans March 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Congrats on all the kids. They look beautiful and healthy. Hope all the mamas are good.

    • Teresa March 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Everyone is doing well.

  6. Erika March 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    All so cute and sweet. You must be having lots of fun? 🙂

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      I do love kidding season. It’s fun, but it is a lot of work too.

  7. Jeanne March 31, 2015 at 12:29 am #

    They’re all beautiful! And such great colorations, too! What color is that lighter one of Mary’s? Besides interesting!!

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Tan, buff. Not sure what you call it, but I do like that color.

  8. Margaret Birding For Pleasure March 31, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    WOW! They all good gorgeous adn very healthy. I am not surprised you are exhausted. So soon you could have 20 more kids!

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Mary’s twins are a little weak in the back legs, but they are getting stronger. Everyone else is great!

  9. Marla aka Crazy Mom March 31, 2015 at 5:47 am #

    I just had a set of twins born yesterday evening. We only have 3 does. Triplets scare me! Is she able to nurse all three of them? How do you know if/when to pull one off of a doe and bottle-feed it?

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      It’s a tough call. If you have one that is obviously smaller, they tend to have a hard time nursing, but it depends on the mom too. Just keep a close eye on them. That’s what I’m doing with Haley’s girls.

  10. Eileen March 31, 2015 at 5:53 am #

    Oh wow,, 16 kids.. They are all adorable.. I hope all goes well with the next group! Have a happy day!

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      Thanks! Looks like we’ll have a couple more kid today.

  11. Mary Ann March 31, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    I was just going to look this morning to see what the tail count was! Well done, goat girls! (and farmer and friends)

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 11:06 am #

      Thanks! I finally had a couple minutes last night to take some pictures.

  12. Anne March 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    Your family is forever expanding. Looks like all are healthy and enjoying the delightful weather. Please say hello to Claire! I’d sent her an e-mail but didn’t know she had arrived so soon!!!

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

      I’ll tell her. I’m certainly keeping her busy!

  13. Pat March 31, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Congratulations on all those beautiful babies!

    • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

      Thanks! I’m grateful they are all doing well.

  14. Gattina April 1, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    OMG, that’s a lot of babies ! They are so sweet !

    • Teresa April 1, 2015 at 10:27 am #

      Yep! We have more coming!

  15. Pat April 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Cute overload!

  16. pattisj April 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    They’re all adorable, but Coffee’s buck stole my heart!

    • Teresa April 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

      He is certainly cute.

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