Ten and Counting

We’re up to ten kids on the farm now, unless more were born last night. It’s always great to have new kids and it’s been especially nice to have them arriving in sunny warm weather.

Bella in labor. "Can't a girl get a little privacy...or at least an epidural?"

Bella in labor. “Can’t a girl get a little privacy…or at least an epidural?”

On the theory that you really can’t share too many pictures of cute goat babies…

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I would tell y’all that I won’t keep loading up the blog with pictures of kids, but that probably wouldn’t be honest of me. πŸ™‚

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22 comments on “Ten and Counting

  1. Oh my goodness, but they are too cute for words. They’d make a nice Christmas card – photo on the front maybe inside a wreath with a big red bow. Are you raising them for milk or meat or as pets?

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  2. gatheringplaceseasonfour says:

    ID (or Link) instagram?

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  3. shoreacres says:

    They are absolutely darling, and there never can be too many photos — no kidding!

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  4. avwalters says:

    Really, that’s only a theory? I was sure it had been scientifically established.

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  5. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, yes, it’s always nice to have birthing during warm and dry weather. Dad always had a sixth sense about when our milk cows were going to birth and would keep them inside the barn. He was usually right more times than not. Our cows were always artificially bred so we didn’t have a bull and we knew the exact day they were bred. Like your goats, our calves were sold when they were old enough to be weaned. On a relatively small homestead (114 acres), we didn’t have the resources to feed out 13 calves. Dad was not a feedlot kind of person. Cows were on the pasture. They got a coffee can of ground corn and oats mixture each time we milked them. The corn was raised on our row crop ground (80 acres). The pigs were pasture pigs and got a couple scoops of ear corn each day and all the skim milk they could drink. Only once that I can remember did we have a sow that gave birth to pigs. All thirteen of them lived. Even the two runts managed to get enough to survive to be sold as feeder pigs. I was about seven or eight when that happened. After the piglets were all sold, on a bright and sunny Saturday morning, a couple families arrived to help and by night the mother pig was chops and hams ready to be taken to town and put in the freezer locker. Freezer lockers were for people who didn’t have a big freezer. Individual sizes of freezer space could be rented. I don’t think they have any thing like that now but back in the 1950s it was common place for my area.

    Have a great kidding day on White Flint Farm.

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    • Bill says:

      You have some great farm memories Dave. Interesting about the lockers. I don’t think we had that here. I listen to a podcast by a farmer in Iowa who raises hogs (the right way) and he always refers to the processor as “the locker” (as in “I took 6 pigs to the locker yesterday”). I never understood why he said that, but your story must be the explanation.

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  6. They are adorable! I’ve been wanting goats for a while but the DH is totally against it and I’d need his help getting things ready for them 😦

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  7. allisonmohr says:

    There can never be enough baby goat pictures. They’re amazingly cute, with their ears.

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    • Bill says:

      They really are cute. This morning at dawn I looked out into the pasture and the whole gang of them were jumping, frolicking and playing. They’re a joy to have around.

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  8. Zambian Lady says:

    Congratulations on the multiplying herd. I would say photos of the kids would not be too much – they are so cute!

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  9. Sue says:

    All wonderful pics, but the 3rd one down really got me–what a doll–love the all brown with just the rear leg white—unique!!

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  10. hamertheframer says:

    Keep ’em coming. You can never have too many goat photos. Do they climb trees yet?

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    • Bill says:

      They’ve learned to form gangs and jump about in ways that distract humans from the work they should be doing. But they have not yet attempted tree-climbing.

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