Friday, January 31, 2014

Kidding Season 2014!!!!

I know I have been sadly lacking in the blogging department this last year.. 
But life around here is going full speed... I try to put the brakes on and it just piles up behind me.
So on with the goats. We had 6 does due between January 10th and February 13th.....No one made it to February...LOL
Some of the ladies in waiting.. 

Ms. Mercy was first. She had twins Boy and Girl the little girl didn't make it.
We think she may have been breech and didn't get cleaned off in time..

Here she is with Kyla her human and her boy Thor.
He was quite the chunk weighing in around 9lbs..

Hope about 2 days before kidding..
Can you say misery??

She had Triplets! 2 boys and a girl!
From left to right..
Lavinia, Zeb and Peanut

About 2 hours later... I was outside heard a baby screaming.
Thought some one was stuck or something.. Nope..Little Ms. Lavinia couldn't climb up on momma because her legs weren't steady enough yet..
These Spanish cross babies are rambunctious little things!

Same day as Hope.. Polly goes out in the pasture with everyone....
And has hers with no fuss... Twin Boy & Girl!

Sadie & Jep
Sadie is a tri-colored wild looking baby with blue eyes! So cute!

She KNOWS she is hot stuff!
Candice is very happy to have a girl out of Polly 
After losing Polly's momma Ethel to pregnancy toxemia last year.. 

Momma Jungle Gym. Hope is the most patient of mommas..

Mercy started out a little more panicky but she is a drama queen!

Hope, her triplets and Arwen her girl from last year. :)

Next up was Sunshine..
She waited till it was 4*
But she was having difficulties.
She is 11 years old and has been my learning goat. 

She had twins! Boy & Girl
Joker and Moonshine.
They are bottle babies. 

Zeb sliding into home....
Okay not really.. 
He just slide across the platform and off the other side.

Part of the gang.. Jep claiming the tree..

Next up was Ms. Emily..
Twin girls!
Like Sunshine she is 11 years old..
Baby was big and did not wasn't to come out.
Thanks to Brenda from Granny's Best  came to our rescue.
And Emily proved me wrong.
First baby didn't make it.. But Ms. Chaos did! 

Ms. Moonshine She likes to flip her ears around! lol

Last but not least...
Ceci had twin girls!
She looked big enough to have a litter..
but just 2.. 

This is Teddy she will be staying here. 

Sadie hiding.. 

Joker and Moonshine in the house.. 

Chaos... Not sure about this world outside the house..

Older babies snuggled up in the corner for the night. 

 This was a great kidding season. I have 2 more girls due in May. So we got a rest.. Now trying to get into the rhythm of milking , bottle feeding,and more chores in the morning. Along with the bitter cold we have been having.. I will post later about Hope's kidding and Emily's too. We have been through some changes in our family job wise. We are trusting for God's perfect will. We have lots of plans too. Just trying to let God lead us and not get ahead of him..
 Our plans for this weekend include getting to be there when a new baby is brought into this world. Human baby that is. I have a friend that is being induced tonight and we are going to go help out. At home and the hospital. So I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! I pray God's blessings on each one of you!
 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10-11


Carol said...

You have been keeping busy :) I haven't been blogging much this past year either. I guess we just need a break for awhile. ♥

Brenda said...

I love all your baby pictures.