Friday, March 1, 2013

Tarragon and Nettles

Buttons had twin bucklings this morning. Mom and babies are doing great. Tarragon (because he is already a terror) and Nettles (don't touch me!) act more like 3 or 4 days old kids instead of a few hours old. They are nursing great, running, hiding from mom and not answering her cries, chasing a rooster, just things newborn kids don't usually do. They are such fun to watch. Basil (Lil Vicki's baby) is doing some better. She is starting to be a mommy to him but now he doesn't want her. Yesterday he nursed easy but today not so well. I spend time every couple hours trying to get him to nurse. He is one stubborn little buckling. Kidding season is over this year and we ended up with 4 boys and 1 girl. The girl (Rosemary) will become part of our dairy herd and the boys will be sold at 3 months of age.... no matter how attached I am! LOL

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's got to be the toughest part...

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats on all of the new babies... I wondered what your total was ---so you told us...

Hope Basil starts nursing --and gets strong... Sounds like the rest of them are doing fine...

Hugs,
Betsy

Kelly said...

I can't believe your done!!! I miscalculated my does due date :/ I got out a calender looked at old posts with dates and counted back. It would be the middle of March instead of Febuary :p I don't know how I screwed that up, just too much going on I guess!!!! Congrats on all your new babies ☺

pinepod said...

Congrats on all the goat kids, no more kidding seasons here since there are no more goats here now.

Amy

Mary said...

Peggy,

Love seeing your photos of the new kids.

Blessings,
Mary