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The Naming of Kids

24 Jun

We had a lot of kids all at once, and I kind of got behind in naming kids, and I’m not sure I’ve formally introduced any of the June babies, so here are your introductions in order of birth.

We started things off with Chiffon’s twins. They are Masey and Mooch.  Yes, The Mooch got his name from trying to steal from anyone he can.

Masey (right after she got the clip on her eye

“The Mooch”

Next was Cutie and her single buck, Bumble.  He’s big and white, and, you know, bumbles bounce (according to Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer).

Bumble

Penelope’s boy is named Gonzo. He is such a little goofball.

Gonzo

Astra’s kids are named PITA Poche.  PITA would be an acronym for Pain in the A@@.  Yes, he is.  And Poche is French for pocket, so together they make Pita Pocket.

PITA and Poche

You might recall the Flora had her baby while I was talking to the Morton Building representative, so she is named Morton.

Morton

Daisy’s girl is Zora.

Zora

Then I kind of got behind naming, so in a phone conversation while my mother was watching AGT, there was some quick naming.  Margarita’s has a boy and a girl. They shall be named Howie and Terry.

Howie

Terry

LilyAnn’s two little girls are little and cute.  They shall be named Minerva and Mini.

Minerva and Mini

Then we have Ava’s triplets. I deferred once again to AGT.  They are Heidi, Sophia, and Simon.

Simon, Sophia, and Heidi with Ava

That was followed by Joy’s difficult birth of her boy, Champ.

Champ

Finally, Sidney’s boy and girl are Frosty and Crystal.

Frosty

Crytsal and Sidney

There you have it.  All eighteen of the June kids.

Summer Progress

16 Jun

Well, I am trying to make progress on that long list of things I need to get done.  I will say, the weather has not cooperated.

Maybeline standing in the mud.

We went from two years of not being able to get a drop of rain to a half an inch of rain every time they say there’s a slight chance for sprinkles.

But I’m still making progress.  I got the birds’ building all cleaned out and they were put back over there.

before new bedding has been put in there

Mr. Peacock quickly went back up to the rafters.

That gives my goat moms a lot more space.

Astra in front; Cutie in back

I hope to kick them out of the garage and get it cleaned out this week.

Flora in the garage with her new horn apparatus attached with Gorilla tape.

One thing I have not been able to do is get the deck sealed.  It just has to be dry when I do that.

Bob cat sitting in the corner of the deck to stay dry.

I have even had some people come in and do work on my house.  My leaks and drips have all been fixed.

new faucet

I also had to do more fence work.  Because every time Xerxes tries to reach over and eat the plum tree or lilacs, he busts my twine and falls into the yard.

Xerxes on the wrong side of the fence.

I actually used wire to fix it this time, so it should last longer.

Benji and Frodo are good boys.

It does also make it hard to find time to take pictures for the blog.  I’m trying though.

I might have disturbed Bob’s nap.

I’ll just keep on working on things the best I can between (or through) rain showers!

A Two Doe Kidding Day

9 Jun

Tuesday evening, I checked the girls before bed, and wondered about both Astra and Penelope.

I checked at 2:00.  I decided to check again, so I went out at 3:30.  I still wondered if they were going to seriously get down to business.

Then I came out at 6:00, and I still wasn’t sure.  When I went back out at 6:30, Penelope had a baby.

Gonzo all cleaned off

I carried him over to the Love Shack, and I kicked Chiffon and her babies out.

Chiffon, Masey, and Mooch

It wasn’t long after that that I too Astra over and shut her in with Penelope.

in labor

I checked her all day, and late in the afternoon, I pulled her twins.

They are both big–a boy and a girl.

white boy with wattles

brown girl without wattles

I should have a couple of days to relax before the next round.