Sunday, April 11, 2010

the weekend wrapup

thank you for the Blogger comments, as someone suggested, I deleted the last video, and then everything fell back in place, whew
my little merle, Pixie

The goat babies had been playing hard but I caught 'em while they were napping under the influence of the Spring sunshine.

Yesterday, we took the 6 goat babies to our friends and mentors Carol and Duane at Kids Corral and they disbudded Grits, Clarence, and Bordy. Their Daddy is Cahoot who is polled (naturally hornless), therefore some of his kids will likely be polled. As of now, Pixie, Chamonix, and Beau seem to be polled but we'll still have to keep a check on their heads for the next couple of weeks.
Clarence disbudded
Chamonix and Clarence
While at Kids Corral Saturday evening, I finally got to witness a birth (my girls always deliver when I'm not home). The first buckling popped out but Carol had to help the Mama with the second buckling.

The tiny doe that Mike is holding, Trophy, at Kids Corral is one we dearly love although she is a mini-dwarf, just an "ornament" at Kids Corral, not enough legs to be used for breeding.


IsobelleGoLightly said...

Aw! Sleepy baby photographs! They look so warm and snuggly!

Melodie said...

Well, I just don't know how you are ever going to get any thing done at your place this spring! I wouldn't be able to stay out of the goat pen and watching those babies long enough to ever get anything else accomplished!

Louise said...

Those babies are so cute, and I love that little mini-dwarf goat in the last pictures.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those are definitely some cute babies. I'm partial to the spotted ones of course ;-).

AJ-OAKS said...

Cute, cute and did I mention cute!!! Those babies are so precious.

I did get a chance to watch the video you posted the other day but didn't get a chance to comment.

I wouldn't want to go to work either if all the cuteness was at home!!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

These pictures make me want to cvome over and play....Cute...cute...cute!!

Chicken Boys said...

Why do you disbud them? Is it just so they won't butt?

Foothills Poultry said...

I wish I new you were coming this way I would have met you somewhere to see the babies in person, especially Grits. You most likely drove right by the house, just off I-40 exit 94.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow. I never knew there was a mini-dwarf. How much dwarfer can one get? Apparently much more! lol!

The babes are so sweet napping. Lucky Mama probably love naptime, too.

The photo of the newborn kid nuzzling his Mama is precious.


John Gray said...

amazing photos!!!
you are turning me into a goat fiend.......think i WILL get two!!!!