The Kids

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You know that friend who always wants to show you the latest pictures of his kids? ย Well today that’s me.

Aretha's twins

Aretha’s twins

Madonna's kid, with photobomb by Mom.

Madonna’s kid, with photobomb by Mom.

Neo and Pearl getting their bottles.

Neo and Pearl getting their bottles.

Some mornings they don't wait for me to get to the barn

Some mornings they don’t wait for me to get to the barn

Somebody stop me.

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34 comments on “The Kids

  1. Buffy says:

    They are so cute! I love the way they wiggle their tails when they drink their bottles!

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  2. Joanna says:

    No way will I stop you. They make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ I have just been to see my friend’s kids all 34 of them, they arrived over five days with another 18 expected soon. So very cute.

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    • Bill says:

      34 with 18 more on the way?! That’s a lot of kids! We have 17 so far and I expect we’re about half done. It’s a joy to see them all romping around the pasture.

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      • Joanna says:

        It is a lot of kids and she was surprised that the Billy did so well. Now she is wondering how to extend the holding pens in the barn, as they have to be housed inside over the winter. Summer isn’t so much of a problem. She is at the stage of trying to work out what is a comfortable number to handle, she needs a new kitchen to make cheese in now.

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  3. BeeHappee says:

    Don’t stop, Bill. My kids love your kids. And if you ever need help with naming, they will glad to help with names too (I cannot guarantee any easy to pronounce names though). ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the kids. Are there any other baby animals coming up? Happy February!

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    • Bill says:

      There’s a story behind every name. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve capped our herd so none of the kids get names now except for the bottle babies. You can name them, but if you do you have to take them home with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      We haven’t had any kids born in the last two weeks, but I expect another wave to arrive soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, you are too funny with showing us pictures of your kids. It’s kind of surprising when a lifestyle has changed, how the desires and wants change. I chuckled at Cherie’s envy over the chicken water warmers in yesterday’s post. As I press into gardening more each year my desires have leaned toward that as well.

    Goats and sheep are always so energetic when they get their legs under them. They are the most entertaining new born animals that I know of. They can be romping and jumping for hours. It’s as if they were born to play. We humans could take some lessons from watching their carefree lifestyle. I find myself taking life way too serious at times. Up until a few years ago, I was a quiet, isolated, emotionless, kind of guy. Through the help of friends and family I blossomed into a new person that enjoys life a whole lot more. It’s become an entirely new outlook on life.

    Have a great kid entertaining day.

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    • Bill says:

      I hear you Dave. I tend to be way too serious myself. Watching all those kids romping around in the pasture is good therapy. Guaranteed to bring a smile.

      Spring is right around the corner. Some long days in the garden should take care of any remaining wintertime blues.

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  5. Leigh says:

    They are so cute! I can never get enough of these kind of kid pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Your kids are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ How old are they?

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  7. avwalters says:

    Keep it up with the kids’ pics. On the farm we had lambing season. I was no fan of sheep. They struck me as interminable stupid. But lambs! How could an animal doomed to be so dumb, pop out and, within hours, have the coordination needed to stand on three legs and scratch an ear itch with a back foot? For lambs and kids they invented the word “cavort.”

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    • Bill says:

      We’ve never had sheep, but in my limited experience with them they seem to have far less personality (and spunk) than goats. It really is amazing how quickly the babies become mobile. Within a few days they’re able to leap twisting in the air. Yep, cavort is a good one.

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  8. Very cute – and so stout and healthy. Love ’em!
    All the best to you all ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Bill says:

      They’re a healthy (and happy) bunch. It’s a shame we have the bottle babies, but they’re both healthy and strong. We had one kid who seemed to have a problem with his front legs and we thought we might have to splint them, but after a couple of days he overcame it and now is running and jumping with his all his cousins.

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  9. hahahah … I love it… don’t you dare stop … I count on those sweet faces to lift me up … photo bomb by mom … love this post …

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  10. Sue says:

    So sweet! No one would stop you from showing “the kids” ever!

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  11. barnraised says:

    This is the cutest thing ever! More pics please!

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  12. shoreacres says:

    I can’t believe they’re that young. I must admit — on a scale of one to ten for cuteness, they’re hitting about a 23. Keep those pics a’comin’!

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    • Bill says:

      They’re actually much cuter than the pictures reveal. It’s hard to catch them being still long enough to get a good picture. It’s also hard to take their pictures when all the adult goats are crowding around me, assuming the camera is something for them to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. EllaDee says:

    Nup, don’t stop ๐Ÿ™‚ Too cute that the kids come looking for you.

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    • Bill says:

      Those two just slide under the fence like it isn’t even there. I’m afraid they’re going to teach the other kids to do it too. They know when it’s time for their bottles and they prefer to meet me half-way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I don’t think there could be anything cuter than those little bay goats! Although your pig pics are pretty darn close.
    M is lobbying for sheep, but I am locked in on having goats. Your pics are only adding fuel to the fire!

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    • Bill says:

      I’ve never had sheep, so I can’t compare them from personal experience, but one of the best things about goats is that they’re as friendly as dogs. And each one has a unique personality. We’re big fans of goats on this farm. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Laura says:

    Adorable! I never tire of these “kid” pictures.

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  16. These pictures vastly improved my morning. Thank you!

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  17. jubilare says:

    Why on earth would we stop you?

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