Catching Up

We’re entering into the quiet time of year here. I still have plenty to do, but most days the only thing I have to do is keep wood in the stove. So I’ll pull out that long list of “winter projects”–things I don’t have time for when the weather is good. And before I know it, it will be spring again.

Since my last baby goat post, we’ve added a few more. I imagine some folks will enjoy seeing them.




Freshly born


Still a little wet behind the ears, but looking much more presentable a couple of hours later

Sometimes the mamas have their kids in a barn stall. That makes things easy for us. But sometimes they have them in distant corner of the pasture.


This is the first view I had of that last kid and her mama

We still have a few more yet to be born this season. I’m hoping they arrive while the weather is still good.



25 comments on “Catching Up

  1. I definitely enjoy seeing those precious babies


  2. Love the kids! Hope you have some fun winter projects.


  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Adorable! Utterly adorable. Hope the rest come while the weather is good.


  4. Phuong says:

    It looks like you’re having a gorgeous winter with lots of babies underfoot. Winter projects can be very satisfying especially without the all consuming pressure of time. And I’m very excited about your upcoming book, it sounds fascinating.


  5. Joanna says:

    Winter projects here too, especially since there is snow on the ground now


  6. shoreacres says:

    I love the color of that first one — and that brand, brand new one. I wonder what they think when they hit the ground? The facial expression suggests bemusement.


  7. NebraskaDave says:

    Bill, there’s some good looking kids you got there. I know there always seem to be some loss during the birthing season but I’m praying that it’s minimal this year.

    What’s going on in the high tunnel?

    Nebraska Dave


    • Bill says:

      I’m not getting optimal use of the high tunnel this winter. It’s mostly sowed in spinach. The good thing is that means very little work required from me over the winter.


  8. How can one not love baby goats? 🙂


  9. Dearest Bill,
    Goat babies bring always a smile to ones face; they are so super cute!
    Yes, that winter list is never manageable it seems like. All of us think, oh this winter I will do this and that and time is racing!
    Both of us are so thankful that Pieter’s heart condition is back to stable again, thanks to a 2nd option, abandoning the bully of our previous cardiologist… and new meds. One cannot imagine the difference between two professionals! But only God will deal with that one day.
    Grateful for having my husband with me and I’d begun writing our travel stories, while he still can enjoy reading them and going back to happy times. He’s enjoyed it and it was a great, much needed distraction for both of us!
    Hugs and enjoy the cozy indoor days together.
    Pieter now officially has handed over his huge garden to a professional… It would have killed him.

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  10. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Bill, it’s good to return to posting and to reading the posts of others and to come to your blog where you always bring me back to the basics of life. Thank you.

    I have a question: I’ve always thought that lambs were born in the spring and so the child Yeshua was born in March or April of the Hebrew calendar that Luke used to write his Gospel.

    Now I learn that baby goats are born in the winter.

    So tell me, is the nativity story with the shepherds about lambs or goats? What do you think?



    • Bill says:

      If left to their own our goats have their babies all different times of year. They seem to prefer having them in winter and they rarely have them in summer.

      I don’t know the answer to your question. We’ve never kept sheep. Many farmers keep their ram separate from the sheep until they’re ready to breed. That way they can control when the lambs/kids are born. Maybe the practice there is to have spring lambs. But that’s just a guess.


  11. cats and me says:

    those are the cutest things
    awwww!!! 🙂

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  12. Zambian Lady says:

    Happy holidays and what cute kids you have. I look forward to the day I will have a bunch of my own, but I will live vicariously through you in the meantime 🙂


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