Kids-a-Plenty

The kids keep coming.

Donna's baby

Donna’s baby

Jade's newborn

Jade’s newborn

Penny's cutie

Penny’s cutie

Emmylou's kid

Emmylou’s kid

One of Rose's twins

One of Rose’s twins

Nellie lets her kid walk all over her

Nellie lets her kid walk all over her

It’s great to see so much happiness in the pastures these days.

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24 comments on “Kids-a-Plenty

  1. dwerner1146 says:

    Are you kidding me?

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  2. Looks like a pretty wonderful place to be … I enlarged each one for full effect. Beyond cute.

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  3. DM says:

    When we used to raise calves, we called birthing time “Calving” ..so do you call this “Kidding”? 🙂 Are you all finished or are there still more to deliver?

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  4. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, So many cute faces. Sheep and goats are the cutest things once they get heir feet under them, don’t you think. During my youthful farm days we hardly ever had birthing on the farm except for the last couple years when we (I) milked 13 cows. Calves are a little rambunctious but from YouTube goat videos that I’ve seen goats are the most entertaining when first born. Ducks would be my next most homestead entertaining thing to watch. They are, to me, fascinating to watch. Watching homestead life interact with each other is better than watching sports TV, don’t you think? 🙂

    Have a great day with your kids.

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  5. Farmgirl says:

    Too cute! I love baby season. Makes everything right with the world for awhile.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. Between kids and lambs and people’s bulbs popping up everywhere, I’m starting to believe that Spring is coming.

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  7. avwalters says:

    We watch the uber-cute kids, much entertained, from our snowy position in the north. 15 degrees today, tonight, projected at 2.

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    • Bill says:

      Ouch. I admire you brave and hearty souls who can handle winters like that. I get all whiney on those rare occasions when it stays below freezing for 24 hours.

      Hoping you’re staying warm and cozy.

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      • avwalters says:

        We don’t notice so much. We’ve been working “indoors” (the cabin shell with no roof and no heat) building and sanding for days. Inside it’s low thirties, but working, we find ourselves stripping off jackets and hats. Seems plenty warm enough.
        It’s just what you are used to–a week or two and your whining would go away.

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  8. EllaDee says:

    That’s a bumper crop of kids… in my hometown they used to say if there were lots of babies at the same time “there must be something in the water”. Whatever it is, your goats are a happy place 🙂

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    • Bill says:

      We have 21 (I think) romping around here now. Almost all of them are progeny of our old buck Johnny. He’s gotten old, skinny and arthritic. I wasn’t sure he could manage another year, but he dug deep and got it done. 🙂

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  9. Just when I thought they couldn’t possibly get any cuter! What a happy place your farm must be with all of those precious little babies running about!
    Man, would I have a hard time parting with any of them… I’m a sucker for cuteness.

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    • Bill says:

      I used to look forward to naming the new does during kidding season, but now that we’ve capped our herd I don’t do that anymore. It’s always hard to sell the kids. Luckily most of the females we sold last year went to other farms, where they’re now having kids of their own.

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  10. Ru says:

    loving the kids! I was feeling so envious seeing Cherie feed them with the bottles! It looks like a wonderful time on the farm 🙂

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    • Bill says:

      Come on over any time Ru and we’ll be happy to let you help with the bottle-feeding. 🙂
      We have two bottle babies now and we’re feeding them 3 times a day. They are beyond cute.

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  11. I know this is absolutely wrong, but my neighbor brought over some goat meat from Billy Goat Gruff today. 🙂 –Curt

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    • Bill says:

      Nothing wrong with a good meal of healthy ethically-sourced food. Goat meat is nutritious and considered a delicacy in most of the world. Although it hasn’t been traditionally part of the typical American diet, consumption is increasing rapidly in the States (largely driven by immigrants) and we’re actually importing most of the goat meat eaten in this country from New Zealand and Australia (strangely enough).

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      • Well, I was thinking wrong mainly in light of the cute kid stories Bill. I actually like goat. We cooked it in Africa when I lived there and my favorite Indian restaurant serves it every so often. Quite tasty, actually. Thanks. Curt

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