Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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!