Saturday, January 26, 2008
Goodbye and Hello
Goodbye to Belle. She was Nitro's girlfriend from Christmas Eve until this morning. Hopefully she will be having Nitro's babies in June. Bye Belle we will miss your sweet kisses.
We have been so busy checking Sammi every little bit for her going into labor that we got a very nice surprise this afternoon. Sonya, one of our new goats we got from Rosie delivered a buckling. We thought she was due around the first of March even though Rosie said the way her bag was filling up she might kid the end of the month. Well, she kidded in the middle of her pasture. Our neighbor just happened to be looking out the door and see it happen. Sonya being a first time mom did perfect. She is resting in her stall after having a nice bucket of warm molasses water and extra grain and hay. The baby is inside for the night. I couldn't resist. He nursed Sonya several times and is drinking great. He was cold and shaking so I had to be grandma and put a sweater on him and bring him inside. He likes drinking from his baby bottle too so we will let him nurse and drink from the bottle. I will take him back out to Sonya in the morning. We let her bond with him for a couple of hours but she is resting now and I am spoiling the baby. He weighed 4 lbs. 10 oz. Haven't named him yet.... anyone got any ideals?