Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lost again in Puffy Butts

It has been a wild week here at the farm... Last Friday as my CD Player did not wish to work outside (Yes CD Player)I was forced to clean the barn with only the wind howling in my ears. I heard horrible teeth grinding in the girls barn. After checking who was standing next to me I soon found out my sweet little bottle girls (Wynonna and Goldie) are expecting. O.K. Grace had a melt down. Yep, the kind that you see toddlers doing with little effort but can make the world stop in it's tracks. After a good fit (arms waving in the air, kicking a feeder dish across the barn and sorted other childish behavior I looked at them looking at me as if to say "Mom, WTF".... I went to the house composed myself and went back out to the barn. I constructed the two kidding jugs (pens to keep them safe) and then went looking for the other goat girls. After pulling up tails and checking teats I think it is only the two who are with babies. I put the two in the jugs and then tried to figure out how this happened. Again, yes I know how it happens but I have no idea how it happened.... So what does this mean for the farm. First I would have never bred these girls because they are too small and just not ready to be mommies. But no choice I get on this so then I was thinking how little they will be since their mommies are so little - my gosh I will need to use the puppy bottles in an emergency. Lucky for me I have those and I have the goat milk formula... However, I would ask that everyone sends out a prayer that all will be well and that they become excellent mothers... You know Gracee - planning for the worst.. So this gal has been on two hour watches around the clock since last Friday so you now know why I have not written. I can hardly place one foot in front of another but this is what I do. So send good vibes my way we are going to need it...

9 comments:

Ngo Family Farm said...

Uh-oh! Are they going to give birth soon, do you think?

Cheryl Harper said...

Oh my gosh,I'm sending prayers your way. This reminds me of when I had my girls(sheep) and they were lambing. Just stay calm and all will go well. Hugs, Cheryl

Tombstone Livestock said...

A case of Immaculate Conception? or somebody jumped a fence. I have a yearling ram in pen next to yearling ewes ... he does all kinds of standing at the fence but that's all he can accomplish.

Spinners End Farm said...

Oh my goodness.....what a surprise! The description is just hilarious though Grace.

caprejan said...

Yes there was certainly a star shining over your farm. Something similar happened with my angora rabbits many years ago, I went out one morning to find my 6 pedigree does were all giving birth at the same time. The naughty only male had jumped over all the pens and returned to his own after a busy night, hence I had 24 babies to contend with.Good vibes coming your way.

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks ladies - no babies yet. Will be keeping up on the pace till the little one's are here. Hard to believe I have been doing this for 17 years - no idea how many babies but I thought I had seen it all.... I will keep you all in the loop.

Shayna Prentice said...

Sending love your way!

Nancy said...

Just wanted to say,I just found your blog this morning.i love it! The animal stories, the ranch or farm life--I'm envious of your life but I' too much of a wimp to succeed at it, or even try. I will be content to live vicariously through you and your blog. Please keep writing!

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