Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DiDi's Babies and Snow!

Yesterday afternoon I was walking out to feed while talking to William on the phone. DiDi came up to the fence and cried. When I walked over she turned her butt toward me and I saw 2 little feet. I told William I had to go, hung up the phone and ran to the pen. DiDi wouldn't go in the building so I held the two feet and she just walked forward and out popped a buckling. I took it in the maternity building and started cleaning it up. DiDi came in and helped. A couple minutes later she turned her butt to me and there were 2 more little feet. I held the feet DiDi walked forward and out popped another buckling! They have her red color but white front legs and white waist. They were up walking within minutes and nursing. They are bigger than Sonya's triplets. Speaking of Sonya's babies. I sold one of the bucklings yesterday. She doesn't have enough milk for 3 and a lady that purchased one last year to bottle feed wanted another one this year. Sonya is mad at me and looking for her other baby but she now has enough milk for the 2 she has. DiDi got mad at me this morning as I accidently put the baby of Sonya's that looks like DiDi's on DiDi to nurse. DiDi corrected me quickly and all babies nursed the right mom. Had about 3 inches of snow while I did morning chores but by the time I got everything done we had 6 inches and its still snowing! I love it!!! The reason it took me extra long to do morning chores is a shocker I will post about later today. Belive me it almost made me have a heart attack this morning but ended up being a wonderful surprise. I promise to answer everyone's questions about rumen and birthing questions later also. Until then here are the pictures of DiDi's babies. They are the two in front. Sonya's are the two in the back. Like DiDi and Sonya the kids like staying together.

I will take better ones later when things have slowed down a bit. And here are some photos of our snow. I just love snow!! And its still snowing.

22 comments:

Donna said...

I think the snow makes Hidden Haven look just like a fairy land. I'm amazed at how all the animals trust you to help them... it just speaks of what an amazing lady you are.

Mildred said...

It's about time that something was easy for you - glad these births were simple. Cute photos and the snow is so pretty.

Iowa Gal said...

I think all of your mommies look to you as their human mommy and when they are in labor and are hurting they want you with them just like human children do. I just cannot get over how kind hearted you are to all of your "babies".........JAN

Raggedy Girl said...

Peggy:
Snow and babies. Oh I am just green with envy.
Roberta Anne

Amy said...

Congrats and enjoy your snow day!

City Mouse said...

You got your wish! I told you I would send some of that Northern snow your way! Wow your place looks beautiful.with all that frosty dressing. It looks like we had the exact same snow yesterday and the day before. Wonderful story about Didi - walking around with a buckling hanging out. Best wishes for Didi an the kids!

Christy said...

What a great story! I can't wait to hear what this surprise is.

Heidi said...

Glad she did ok! Wish I had babies that easy...wait, no I dont - I would have 30 of them then I am SURE!!! Love ya!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats AGAIN, Peggy..You have lots of new 'kiddies' in your barn!!!!! Glad things have gone so well--although I know your must be exhausted!!!!

Oh--I love your snow. We got about 2 inches max--and I'm happy although I would rather have had a little more Hidden Haven is gorgeous with the snow!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Marci said...

I am so glad that you are getting some snow!!!! I know you love it and were hoping for some. The babies are all just adorable. Were the 2 that you saw their feet sticking out right presentation or breech?

rebel said...

The snow looks absolutely beautiful. That picture of the babies is so precious.

Kristie said...

Glad the birthing went smoothly.
And, I am so envious of the snow you got!
It snowed here for 2 days pretty solid but melted about as fast as it hit the ground. :(
No more snow coming our way and it's all gone now except a few little sprinkles here and there in the wooded area. I want more snnnooowwww! lol

Mrs.Ruiz said...

The snow is beautiful and so are all the babies:)

Jackie said...

All the pictures of your goat babies are cute but that one with them all piled together is adorable. It sounds like DiDi had it all figured out. I'm glad the births are over and now maybe you can get some much needed rest.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Your snow looks beautiful!
Love the way DiDi expects you to help with the birthing! The babies look adorable! CONGRATS!
Enjoy the snow!

Dandelionmom said...

WOW!! That Didi is a little communicator!--"here ya go-get it out now!" What a smarty-goat! Congrats AGAIN!!--I'll be back to learn the surprise--I just KNOW it's gonna be good!!!

Kyfarmlife said...

Look what happens when I cannot get your blog to down load for a few days!!! WOW you have been so busy! I'm SO happy that everything turned out so well! My goodness I bet you have been slightly stressed eh? LOL (by the way the snow is totally beautiful but I'm glad your getting it and not me!) I cant get over how much bigger DiDi's babies are...guess cause they wernt triplets...This has been the best day reading your blog finally!!!!! Okay also too funny how Didi gave birth...here mom you hold and I'll walk...is that the "lazy" way to kidding? LOL Girl you should write a book...seriously! LOL

The Mind of a Mom said...

Wow snow at the Haven, do you normally get snow? Or is this something unusual? Congrads on the new little ones, I chucked that you held the feet and she walked forward. How clever of Didi :o)

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Peggy, she came to the person that she trusts. What a great story. Do you have more due to kid out? Beautiful snow pics, by the way, but the wind looked wicked! Brrr...! And gorgeous kids. I am partial to nubian kids, don't tell anyone. :)

PEA said...

I guess the way DiDi gave birth would be compared to a woman giving birth in a taxi on the way to the hospital! lol I can just imagine your surprise when she came up to you and showed you her butt!! So glad that mama and two bucklings are doing well...they sure look darling all cuddled up together.

Oh wow, sis, you finally got your snow:-) I knew I had sent you some but I guess it just took a while to get there! hehe It looks just beautiful. Love you sis. xoxo

TEAM HALL said...

What a smart little goat!! I love your stories!!
Cath

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad you got the snow I willed your way. It looks like a lot for Eastern North Carolina.

I am enjoying your goat dramas.