Good. Random. First of the Month Fun.

6 Apr

I totally missed out on my first of the month post for April.  It might have had something to do with all the kids.  About the only progress up there is getting the utilities flagged (blue flags) so we can tile.  I’m hoping we’ll get the tiling done this week, but it will depend on the weather.  We’re still trying to figure out how to get rid of the big tree lying in the middle of where I want to plant my pumpkins, but we’re working on it!

pasture

Clover has bad feet, and I didn’t trim them right at the end of her pregnancy because I get worried about trying to wrestle them around when they are that far along.  I trimmed them the evening her kids were born, but I’m letting her stay on the back side of the green house.  She can come into the yard and eat green stuff, and she has plenty of hay, but she doesn’t have to worry about anyone else pushing her out of the food.  Her kids have discovered the dog house.

Clover and kids

Clover and kids

Penny’s udder is really hard.  I checked her milk, and it’s good.  Right now she’s not making enough to feed her kid.  We’re giving him supplemental bottles, but I’m hoping she’ll get more milk and we won’t have to keep doing the bottles.

nursing goat kid

If she doesn’t get more milk, well, he’s awfully easy to feed.

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24 Responses to “Good. Random. First of the Month Fun.”

  1. Tamar April 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    So sweet. Hoping the milk issues are ok!

    • Teresa April 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      Well, I have enough frozen milk from last year to completely raise him, so he’s not going to starve no matter what!

  2. Margaret April 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    I hope the milk issues are sorted out.

    • Teresa April 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      It will one way or another. He’s a good bottle eater.

  3. TexWisGirl April 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    the kids in the dog house are adorable. 🙂

    • Teresa April 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

      They lovd any little place they can find.

  4. Jan April 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    Glad to hear your planning on the pumkins yet! Love your pictures of the goats & their kids.

    • Teresa April 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

      I really do want to do the pumpkins for people to come pick their own this fall. Lots of work for that to happen yet.

  5. carolina April 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    My girls would looove going to your farm!

    • Teresa April 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      It is quite fun around here right now.

  6. Jeanne April 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    You’re right – that tree is a problem! Hope you get that figured out!
    The babes in the dog house are soooo cute! Sorry about Penny’s udder. I hope things improve. Her little guy is sure cute!

    • Teresa April 7, 2015 at 6:50 am #

      We’ll get it figured out. I’m just trying to find the best way to do it. Her little guy is doing quite well now that he’s getting enough to eat.

  7. jesh stg April 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Yes, I like the little house for them too! Hoping for you the bottle -period won’t take too long:)

    • Teresa April 7, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Well, he’s probably going to need bottles to help him out until he’s weaned. That’s okay. I have a whole freezer full of milk.

  8. fredamans April 6, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Looks like the dogs will be put out to pasture now… lol… so cute!

    • Teresa April 7, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Stella doesn’t really use the dog house anyhow. She prefers to sleep under the deck.

  9. erin April 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Teresa, I should know this but don’t. How can you tell when a kid(s) isn’t getting enough milk? Growth? Crying? This will only be my 5th time kidding so I’m a relative newbie. Hope things turn out Ok… ever thought of adding some herbs to encourage milk production? Herbs like dill and fennel come to mind, but there are more.

    • Teresa April 7, 2015 at 7:58 am #

      In this case, he never felt full. He was skinny. When he would nurse Penny, he was constantly going from one teat to the other because he wasn’t getting anything. When I put the bottle in his mouth, he sucked it dry. No kid that’s getting enough from his mom would do that.

  10. Alica April 7, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    Does the dog get jealous of the kids in the dog house? Their cuteness never ceases to amaze me!

    • Teresa April 8, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      Stella isn’t big on the dog house. She prefers to sleep under the deck, so it’s all good.

  11. Pat April 8, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Such a cute shot of those babies in the dog house.

    • Teresa April 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      Thanks. They think it’s a lot of fun.

  12. pattisj April 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    The kids in the doghouse are so cute–like little human kids in their playhouse.

    • Teresa April 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

      They think it’s a lot of fun to go in there where their mom can’t follow.

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