I love heading down to the barn this time of year. I was out at the barn at 2am this morning as I was convinced our ewes were going to deliver. They appeared to be starting labor last night. But, as of 2am there were no lambs.
I had a baby goat in the house last night due to her mom’s milk not coming in so this morning I wanted to get her back down to the barn to be with her mom after I fed her a bottle.
Low and behold we had another baby kid goat (a male this time) born. I am really excited about him because he is 1/2 Nubian and 1/2 Nigerian Dwarf. Both are dairy goat breeds but I like the cross as the Nubians are a bigger dairy goat but I like the Nigerian Dwarf’s milk content and flavor better. So to have a buck from this cross is great for our herd going forward.
It was a cold a dreary day today so I spent a great deal of time in the barn with the babies. Sitting on a hay bale and having them jump and play around me is just about the best way I can spend my time on a Saturday.
I wanted to get back down to the barn later in the day to fill all the water and low and behold we had a second baby goat born today. The second was a little girl!
So, now we have five babies, four girls and one boy.
Here’s our cute little flock as of this afternoon.
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