After SweetPea's c-section, she seems to be healing just fine. She is still a baby herself and in the photo below, she likes being Aunt SweetPea with the kids. Actually that is her daughter, Gabbi, with her but SweetPea only recognizes her as another kid, I think. Gabbi recognizes her as Mama but SweetPea won't allow her to nurse.
The left-arm bottle-feeding technique worked like a charm on Gabbi. I bought a regular baby bottle, and some whole cows milk, put Gabbi under my left arm, cupped her jaw, put a finger in her mouth, stuck the nipple in her mouth, and she caught on fairly quickly. Now she loves her bottle. Thanks for all the helpful advice.
SweetPea enjoys watching the 6 kids romp around and even gets in on some of the action. She is only 8 months old herself. I'll always feel terrible that she got impregnated so young. The buck covered her but I yanked him off in the same second he got on but apparently that second is all it took. And gosh, I wish these little Nigerian goats wouldn't come into heat so soon and so often but oh well, learned my lesson.
I bottle feed Gabbi and then put her back in the large stall with the 3 Mama's and the other 5 kids and she's content, learning how to play king-of-the-mountain. While I was taking the photo's, the other 2 mama's went out to pick in the pasture.
Canning and building goes forward
2 days ago