Tag Archives: Hilda

Sweet Playful Babies

5 Apr

The kids are really getting to a fun age.  They are still sweet snuggle babies, but they are also getting to be wild things!

Angela leaping over maa, Astra

Gouda loves his maa Hilda

Top: Michael and Gouda; Bottom: Gouda, Michael, Pocahontas, and Squanto

Michael snuggled by Reva

Smee (sticking the landing) playing on the log with Jas

Doc

Snow White, Doc, and Bashful

Squanto, Gouda, and Snow White

Tinkerbell’s “did you bring a bottle” look

Pocahontas

Squanto and Snow White

It’s a lot of fun to watch them now.

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Gouda Eyes

25 Mar

You might remember I had to take Hilda’s boy, Gouda, to the vet to get a clip on his eye.

Gouda

Well, the next day, I had to take Reva’s boy over for clips too.

Reva’s boy

When I took him, I also took Gouda back because below his eye was all swollen and purple.  They decided they must have his a little blood vessel, and it was just blood pooling.  No big deal.  I added him to my list of goats getting anti-inflammatory and pain meds, and all is gouda! Right?

Well, in the morning, the clip had come off because it was so swollen.  They couldn’t put it back on because of the swelling.  I got an eye salve to put in it, but the whole eye swelled shut.  It was filling with pus.  We added hot packs and changed the anti-inflammatory.

Hilda (I don’t know what kid is to her left) and Gouda in the pan to the left

Finally, he went back to the vet and got shots of penicillin in the eye lids.  Poor baby.

But it’s finally looking better.

Babies Are Here!

12 Mar

Yesterday after lunch, I checked the girls and had to wonder if Astra was in labor.  She was talking and kind of by herself, but Ava had been acting like that the day before.

Astra

An hour later, I went out to check her again, and she’d already had a baby!  It was just a couple minutes later when baby number two arrived.  She has two girls.

I’m so glad Aurora loves the little kids since she’s in with Astra.  Astra wasn’t quite so sure about Aurora sniffing her babies.  She would shake her head and try to bite Aurora’s ear, but now it’s all good.

Later in the day, I finished chores and went to check everyone again, and it was Blaze’s turn!

She has two boys.  I’m helping them nurse from one big teat, but they are getting it figured out.

When I went out to give Lily and Harley their meds, Hilda was walking across the barnyard, and she had a baby’s bag spurt.  Yeah.  I caught her and wrestled her in to the building and tied her up to pull one strapping buckling out of her.

Fat girls having fat kids means it’s not easy.  She could use a diet.

This morning, I noticed it looked like more girls were working on kids.  I got creative and made a couple more pens.

Cutie, Hilda, and Joani

Cutie had her little girl right before lunch.

They are all doing well.  You’re caught up with kids as of noon on Monday!