Our good goat Maggie kidded on April 16, adding little Iris to White Flint Farm.
Iris is cute, but she’s not very smart. Because of the mastitis Maggie contracted last year, one half of her milk bag produces no milk. But Iris will only nurse on that side. With the other half bursting with milk, Iris sucks in vain on the dead side.
One would think that the little goat would wise up if she got hungry enough. But she didn’t. So we had to intervene.
Cherie is bottle feeding her four times a day now.
Just more evidence of how complicated the simple life can get.