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All the Kids

18 Feb

It hit me today that things have been so crazy I don’t think I’ve shown you the Oopsie Kids for a while.  I’m not even sure I’ve told you all of their names.  So here they are!

This is Maisie’s boy, Hercules, all cleaned off and showing off those adorable wattles.

Hercules

Hercules

Two of Dolly’s kids, Sidney and Andy, were enjoying playing on mom.

Dolly, Sidney, and Andy

Dolly, Sidney, and Andy

Her third baby, LilyAnn, was looking awfully pleased with basking in the sun.

LilyAnn

LilyAnn

Ron is in the barnyard (I have a pen for him at night), and he decided to take a nap by Llenny.

Ron

Ron

His sister is Herminia.

Herminia

Herminia

Ellie May is no longer getting a supplemental bottle, but she really thinks she should have one.

Ellie May (and Andy)

Ellie May (and Andy)

And there you have all seven of the Oopsie Kids!  They are really getting to that fun age when they like to play and bounce and run all over the place!

Friday’s Hunt v3.6

10 Feb

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with G, Week’s Favorite, and pink.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with F:   All of the F goats on the farm:  Faith, Fancy, Fay, Felix, Ferdie, Fez, Fig, Fionn, Flash, Flower, Fowler, Fozzy Bear Fred, and Freddie.  Of course, I have to share my Fionn.  He’s such a sweet guy and a hard worker.  He loves his job, and he’s given me more kids than any other goat on the farm.

Fionn

Fionn

Week’s Favorite:  After the worry and fretting over Maisie not having her kid and being so far over due, the arrival of Hercules has to be my week’s favorite.  Of course, I think Sky’s arrival is right up there too.  What a great week it’s been!

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Heart:  I think this guy has already stolen my heart.

Sky

Sky

Now it’s your turn.

Amazing Goats

7 Feb

I have been crazy worried about Maisie not having kids.  In fact, Sunday afternoon I thought she was dribbling amniotic fluid, so I did a check.  I was trying to be quick and careful, and I was wearing my glove with some lube.  She was not happy and fought me, but I though I could feel her cervix closed.

Maisie

Maisie

I did get nervous enough to call the vets on Monday afternoon, and they told me not to worry about her being overdue as long as she was eating and acting normal.  Of course, I still worried.  I had thoughts of Boeris babies with big heads (Maisie is a Boeris baby) and how Maggie and Sallie showed no signs of being in labor because they just couldn’t get the kids far enough down to push.  I had thoughts of Pam’s baby being tail first and her not showing signs of pushing.  So after a sleepless night, I went out early this morning and saw she’s had more fluid loss because hay was stuck to her back end. I caught her and did another quick check.  This time without the glove, and I could feel that it was kid–not any part of a kid I could identify.  I called the vet, and he showed up quickly and went to work.  It took him a few minutes, and he even had to use the snare, but he got the kid out.

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Have I mentioned that I really love my vets?

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This was one huge boy!  For a last surprise, he has wattles!

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It’s a Sam baby!

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Introducing Hercules!

And I get to sleep all night tonight.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.