A couple in their 60's, a 1940's army building turned into a 3 bedroom cottage, 2.5 acres, vegetable and herbal gardens, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, Great Pyrenees, rescue dogs and cats, living as simple and frugal as possible. That is what you will find written about here. Thank you for stopping by. Share anything you like and ask any questions you wish!
We finally had the first baby goat born for this year, only it isn't a Hidden Haven goat. Sissy is one of the goats I am taking care of for a friend while they try to get moved and work fulltime. Sissy is one of 3 staying here and letting me play midwife. She needed no help in the labor and delivery from me. I did get to clean up the little girl, dry her off and put a nice warm sweater on her. I also got to teach her how to find where the milk comes from and how to latch on and drink. Sissy usually won't let me near her unless I have food but today she trusted me with her baby. She even licked the back of my neck while I was bent over teaching Lexie how to nurse. She wouldn't let me cut the cord though. Each time I tried to get near Lexie with the dental floss to tie the cord and the scissors Sissy would scold me and step inbetween me and Lexie. Had to wait for William to come home to help. So the picture of Lexie still has her cord hanging down. I only took one picture because I was so busy trying to get the little one to drink and get some nourishment before the cold snowy weather hits tonight. Momma and baby are doing fine. Me I am happy because I get some hot, fresh Krispie Kreme donuts! I won a bet. The owner of Sissy and William didn't believe me when I told we would have goat babies today. We had checked all the goats and none were in labor. Told them it didn't matter what they saw we were going to have goat babies today. I bet them a dollar to a donut and if I won I got Krispie Kreme.... I won! And I will still be going out all during the night to check on the other goats. Its suppose to snow tonight and we all know goats pick bad weather to go into to labor. Maybe I will get a whole dozen donuts!!!!