Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Mom has been working in the kitchen all day long making a horrible smell. She has been banging pots, running water and stepping all over the place. She said something about "Dyeing" it sounds serious. There is all this color hanging about but the smell, what did she eat? We decided to go sit in the corner and just get out of her way since bitting her ankles and wetting on her shoe did not get her to go away. You would think if she was in here it would be just ALL ABOUT US! We are the sweetest things on four leggs.
How is the naming thing coming? Now Mom has taken to calling us PUDDLES! What does that mean? Then she put down these weird papers - they sound funny when we walk on them and they sure don't taste good.
We did get a warm washing on our behinds this morning - we wonder what that was all about? Felt great but weird.
Well, nap time again it has been about an hour since our last. Admit it, don't you wished you where a goat?
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Do People watch you will you shower? A little privacy PLEASE ! We had a great nights slept for 4 hours at a time, so Mom was really happy. We now drink almost 3/4 of a bottle of milk with each feeding and we are almost getting the hang of walking on this plastic floor. Mom read us some of the names that have been posted and we have six more days to go before we will be picking our new names. We looked over the cards that are going to be given to the lucky winners and we think the pictures of the goats are best, but I do like the fuzzy bunnies and that long necked llama well, that's just weird. I also had a big question - why is it my butt keeps jumping around? Is this what we are meant to do? I don't see Mom doing it - but Mom sure seems better then us!
Mom let in this really big white thing into the kitchen this morning - it was covered with snow. Mom called her Kasha (one of the pry's) and kept saying "Who Mom's great girl?" I thought we were the best thing in the house - what's up with that white thing? Can you believe it she licked my butt!!! Some people just have no class!!! Mom made her got back outside and we are glad for that - it will take hours for my butt to dry off.
Well, nap time again. Good luck with the names and watch out for the big white things - they are just not cool!
Friday, January 19, 2007
That's right - two newborn goat kids! It was Wednesday night when the temp was again -16 degree below zero and the wind was blowing up the snow that we have had since December 23rd. My son Nick went out to check on our goat girls and make sure all was right , while I just got out of a hot bath and jumped into my pj's ready to easy into a quite night. Just then the shop door slammed shut with the sound of screaming little goat's crying in panic. We went into our emergency mode that we have done so many times after the eleven years of raising animals here at the Funny Farm. First the sink is filled with warm water and a tiny bit of soap, the birthing towels are brought in along with the box of baby bottles, hair dryers and supplies. The cold little one's are softly rubbed while keeping them in the water to warm up and clean off. Then on to the towels for a gentle rub to start the bodies gearing up to nurse, then the hair dryer is turned on low to dry the soft curls and warm their toes. Next comes the goat's milk that has been warmed to just the right temp. After all this is done then we wrap them in a warm clean blanket and hold them for as long as it takes to get them into a sound sleep and sweet dreams. Back from the brink of death most of them come and these two are doing very well. The white boy is an angora and the red fawn boy is a cashmere.
When my boys and I started this farm back in 1996 it was after their father, two grandfathers and great grandmother had all passed away within 6 months of each other. We vowed that if we were to do this it was with one mission in mind "We would move heaven and earth to save those that we could and if we could not -- not a single animal would die without someone being there with them in their final moments" It has never been easy but I have never regretted a single moment. Many tears have been shed but there has been far more success stories then losses. We would like you to wish these two sweethearts a speedy recovery and a long life!