Sunday, February 21, 2010

We have a first here at the Funny Farm

Tuesday at 2:30 pm Esmerelda went into labor and delivered a sweet girl, then about 15 minutes later out came a wonderful little boy now I thought we where done but about 10 minutes later out came another strong boy. WOW TRIPLETS!! That is the first time any of my goat girls had triplets. Our sheep yes but not our goats...

She is a great mother and went about the job of getting them up and running. With great care but with driven desire she got them clean and up to nurse quicker then most with only one. Esmerelda is not the friendly type at all but her mothering skills makes up for that ten times over. I must admit I was so excited but worried so I sat for four hours watching and waiting for any sign of trouble. Not a spot and I am glad for that!!

The little girl I have named ( Olivia ) and she is sure the lead out of the group. First to arrive, best at nursing and has already figured out all the ways to get out of the kidding pen. Under the heat lamp she appears to be a white but until I can get her in sun light I will not be for sure.

Next to arrive was ( Oscar ) and he is a gentlemen. Let's the others nurse first, let's them have the best spot under the lamp and never makes a sound. Such a kind fellow. He also appears to be a white but again natural light and time will tell.

Last is the odd man out ( Ozzie ) because unlike the others he has black masked face, a black streak down his back and black on his legs. He is also developing some light carmel in this fleece.

I will get pictures up as soon as the weather gets warmer. I have a floppy disk camera and it hates to work in the cold. I even tried holding it under the heat lamps but you are not fooling this relic. So for now no pictures but soon I hope.

Did a big happy dance TRIPLETS


Lisa said...

Congratulations!!!so glad to hear that all went well after the very unfortunate events of last week.

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks Lisa - it was exciting to have such wonderful kids - tons of energy and mischief...

monica said...

Grace, I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for you! You will have to post pics as soon as you can! I can't wait to see them, but I especially can't wait to see Olivia!!!

Hugs and stay warm!