Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lester Flatt

Sorry no posts  but I have a sick baby goat. One of Nannie's boys caught a chill and now has a cold. I tried keeping him in the stall under a heat lamp while doctoring him but Nannie kept going and nudging him out in the pen. I know she wanted him in the sunshine but it was so windy he really got chilled so in the house he came. I am getting up every 2 hours during the night to give him a bottle and taking him to his mom every 2 hours during the day to nurse. I named them Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (if you are as old as me you know who they are named after)  With doing checks on the pregnant goats during the night and feedings I am not even sure what day it is anymore. Hopefully Lester (the white with a little black on him kid) will soon be well, back with his mom and brother so they can go back to their own farm. Time to go wipe his butt... had forgotten how hard it is to clean off that yellow sticky poo from a tiny goat butt. LOL


Lester has a rolled up hand towel to keep his head propped to help with breathing. Rusty was kind and let him use one of his doggie beds. I think Lester is getting a little bit spoiled.
Don't forget to count those blessings!

12 comments:

City Sister said...

What a little cutie...I love how they have rectangular pupils! And those ears!

PEA said...

Awwww sis, what a good nurse you make and even wiping his butt! lol I do hope Lester feels better real soon, I'm sure he will with all your TLC. Oh yes, I do know who Flatt and Scruggs were...loved the Foggy Mountain Boys music:-) Love ya sis. xoxo

Lamb said...

Lester is very cute! Then again, I think baby goats are the cutest of baby barn yard animals! Our young kid buck (born Dec 12th) is in the "If it's there, I shall climb it" stage and actually succeeded in scaling the gate to the pen and flinging himself over! No injuries, but then he panicked when he realized Mama goat was on the other side of the pen!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, Glad you are taking such good care of Lester... He is a cutie... Poor thing---hope he gets well soon and can go back to his Mama. I'm sure she is confused and misses him...

Take care of you TOO...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

How cute he is! I hope he feels better soon and you catch up on a little rest.

I loved to listen to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. They were popular a bit before I was old enough to listen a lot, but I listened to a lot of old time country music.

amelia said...

I am older than you but until this moment, have never heard of Flatt and Scruggs!! Maybe it's because I grew up in England!

Lester is the cutest little thing and you are the best mum anything could have, human or animal. I hope all your efforts make him better and allow you to have some sleep..

Rain said...

Oh Peggy, if anyone can help these little gifts make it-it's you! You are their blessing! They are fantastic tiny creatures!-fondly,Rain

JoyceAnn said...

He's mighty lucky to have Ms. Peggy Dolittle (LOL)to look after him and nurse him back to health. He's a handsome little fellow.


~ Many Blessings ~

Granny said...

Oh my gosh how adorable. I sure do know who Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are. Love the names. Hope you can get some much needed rest soon.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Depends with the tape straps...I'm just sayin'...
And yep, I do know who Flatt and Scruggs were/are...are they both gone now? I'm not sure ...

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a good mother you are. A real goat mother would use her tongue on that goo problem. LOL.

Lisa said...

Here is wishing Lester well!! so cute!