Sunday, June 27, 2010

4 new little girls

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
SweetPea loves her little Peach

Saturday, June 26, 2010

SweetPea Babies - PeachFuzz

SweetPea had 2 little doelings but Baby#1 didn't live. SweetPea had been pushing for hours and nothing, so we thought we should put on the gloves and feel around. Then, a bubble started coming, which is good, but the bubble broke, two hooves were sticking out, and we started pulling and trying to get SweetPea to push, took a few minutes to get Baby#1 out. She was a beautiful light gold but she never took a breath. We will never know if that was due to our interference, inexperience, or she died a few hours beforehand.

Baby#2, PeachFuzz, came fast once the bubble appeared and she is just fine. Thank you Lord for several reasons but most importantly that SweetPea has a baby to mother.

Last year, when SweetPea had a C-section, she also had two little doelings but the first one that the Vet pulled out was light gold, she took a couple of breaths and then turned blue and died. The second one, black Gabbi, was just fine. When SweetPea woke up from the drugs, she didn't recognize Gabbi as being her daughter, so we had to bottle raise Gabbi.

For a few months, I've been thinking if SweetPea had a little girl it would be cute to name her SweetTea but now I don't know, seems like a mouthful to go from SweetPea to SweetTea, I'd be so tongue tied. PeachFuzz?
MoonFire "Pappy" is the BabyDaddy
our birthing season ended with -
4 bucklings = Grits, Clarence, Beaufort, and Bordeaux
7 doelings = Pixie, Chamonix, Lucy, B'Udder, Pie, PeachFuzz, and one deceased
"our bedroom is being used for a nursery, and we're out camping on shelves again, somebody call Social Services"
Chamonix and Pixie

3 little doelings and...

The three little doelings names changed today because Mike wanted an "AppalLucy." Story below. Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. Last night, they appeared to have more red in 'em but today they are dark gold and white.
Red BooneDocksWilcox AppalB'Udder
Red BooneDocksWilcox AppalPie
Red BooneDocksWilcox AppalLucy

First, the "Appal" is for Appalachian Mountains. We live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachians. *** Now for "AppalLucy." Mike has always liked Appaloosa Horses but he pronounces Appaloosa like AppalLucy. He said that the third doeling looked like an AppalLucy.
Now, keep your fingers crossed for SweetPea, she is in labor. Last year, she had to have a C-section [Gabbi]. She's been laboring for a while now but nothing yet, let me get back out to the barn with her.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Franklin sees the stork

"I see the stork."
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

"pleasant evening for him" says McGuyver

"you say the storks coming?"

"yeah, that's him"

"OK, it's time"

they found June dug in

Red BooneDocksWilcox MD Rhubarb

Red BooneDocksWilcox MD Rosebud

Red BooneDocksWilcox MD Raspberry

June did a great job [3 healthy, red & white girls] and is treated to some warm molasses water

"we're kicked out of our bedroom"

"because of the new squirts, we're sleeping on shelves"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UPDATE - STILL waiting for June's babies

Friday June 25th AM - She was due on the 22nd.

June is out with her buds again this morning, as I was leaving for work, she was rubbing her sides against the split-rail fencing, and no "springing," (mucus at the rear).

She's got Mike's PeePeeLePew and my Pearl in there holding them hostage.
Thursday June 24th 8:45AM - No babies from June. As I left for the office this morning, she was just hangin' with her buddies like any other day and she's not "springing" yet. She's gonna keep me waiting but I'm ready for the stork to fly.
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

as of Tuesday 10:00PM est, no babies