Neo

Our orphaned bottle-baby Neo has grown to be a big, healthy, feisty lad–one of 21 kids we have on the farm these days.

Cherie with Neo shortly after his birth

Cherie with Neo shortly after his birth

Cherie and Neo now.

Cherie and Neo now.

We’ve had a lot of bottle babies over the years, all with unique personalities.  If I had to choose one word to describe Neo’s personality, I think I’d go with “confident.”

He’s too big now to crawl under the fence, so at least he’s no longer underfoot while I’m doing my chores.

Soon we’ll be able to wean him. We’ve been feeding him three times a day for months now (we started with four feedings per day).  The early morning and midday feedings are no big deal, but I”m looking forward to being relieved of the obligation to trek out to the barn every night at 9 o’clock for his last feeding of the day.

But that happy day hasn’t arrived yet.  So now it’s time to leave the computer and go feed Neo.

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14 comments on “Neo

  1. Cindi says:

    I know it’s tiring … but it’s enjoyable for readers to experience your reality vicariously. 🙂 Neo looks confident in both his photos!

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    • Bill says:

      I really don’t mind it. Sometimes the last feeding is not so much fun, especially if it’s cold or raining, but he’s always happy to see me and that usually brings a smile. 🙂

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  2. BeeHappee says:

    I am glad he is doing better. Fitting name for him. Thank you for the update!

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    • Bill says:

      His mother was carrying triplets. Neo was born first. The next kid was a breech and we ended up losing both of the other kids as well as the mother. It was the worst night of the year on the farm. Cherie named him Neo because she said he was “the one.”

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  3. bobraxton says:

    ROM = Read-only Memory – Neo fiddles while ROM burns

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  4. I’ve lost track of how old Neo is. How old are kids normally when they’re weaned? He seems big – but maybe that’s lack of comparison to other goats.

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    • Bill says:

      He’s the largest of our kids, but not by much. We normally wean them at 3 months. Neo is a couple of weeks from being that old, so we’ve been gradually reducing his bottle.

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  5. avwalters says:

    It’s almost like having a dog–following his people everywhere.

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  6. Been a while since I’ve watched the Matrix. Maybe is time again. 🙂

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Next thing you know, he’s going to be wanting to drive the tractor over to visit a girl-goat at the next farm….

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