Monday, February 22, 2010
Do I have the prettiest girl ever?? I can't believe my daughter is 15. (Dang, I'm old). It's not fair!
Time is flying by! She was two years old begging me to let her have pierced ears, then she was four, telling me about the
resteraunt she was going to have, "The Lavender Crumb". School started (that's when time really fast forwarded).
Karate, gymnastics, swim team, four wheeling, blink, blink, driving and now 15. I think I'm going back to bed. Or maybe I'll
go to school and peek in the windows. I should have had six kids.
12:24 pm cst
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I updated the 2010 baby pictures. Hopefully they will load a little faster. I brought everybody outside to
enjoy the sunshine, there isn't anything cuter than baby goats playing together. They race, they leap, they jump on
everything. The everything includes other goats, it is so funny to see them harrasing the big goats. Big girls are trying
to munch their hay in peace and enjoy the sunshine, babies are pretending to be ninjas or bouncing balls or something.
They run around as fast as they can, aim for a big goat, leap up and spring off of the side of an unhappy big girl.
The big girls reflexes aren't quit fast enough to butt the babies, but they certainly try. Big girls don't play fair
either, sometimes a baby gets a little too close and they get a bite on the ear or tail, ouch!
1:54 pm cst
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Gretchen had her superbowl baby Sunday morning. A boy, of course, but a really cute one. He is the typical
Alpine black with white underbelly and white face stripes. He is the hairiest baby I've ever seen. Kids are calling
him St. Colton, Bob says we should call him Ox. That brings the count to 4 boys, St. Colton, Emmet, Sputnik & Chewy, and
one girl, Inara. I took Emmet & Sputnik in for disbud and castration yesterday morning. The vet called shortly
before I was to pick them up to tell me Emmet wouldn't stop bleeding. We brought Sputnik home and put him back with Leanne,
the vet kept Emmet for the day and dropped him off at our house in the evening. Apparantly he had knicked an artery, which
they finally found and clamped. Leanne was happy to have both boys back. I'll give them a day or two before I
switch them to bottles and then it's milking time for me. Yeah, finally.
7:58 am cst
Saturday, February 6, 2010
12:00 pm cst
Round two. Jennifer had two beautiful babies last nite. A boy, mostly white, and finally a girl, dark
brown and white, very cute. Jennifer's udder is huge and hanging low, the babies have to actually lay on their bellies to
nurse! I did not witness them nursing, just a lot of trying, so I got up a couple of times last nite and helped them out.
I couldn't sleep thinking about hungry babies. Jennifer is such a good mom. Babies have a heat lamp inside of
their "teepee", she lays at the door with her head inside to be near them. Leanne however, lays at the far
side of the stall when her babies go in their teepee. She is feeding her babies now without complaining. That will all
change in 2 days, babies will be castrated and disbudded and put on a bottle. I don't think Leanne will care, she's ready
to get back out with the other girls. Gretchen is due tomorrow. She looks like she's carrying a single kid (hope for