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Friday, January 27, 2012

All In A Farm Week

What an exciting couple of farm weeks! Within a matter of days we welcomed 16 new critters to our farm, of which I was privileged to assist in 11 of those births. The excitement continued this week on Sunday evening, while I was in the middle of making a third batch of goat's milk soap, when Cole and Micah went down to the barn to start chores. Cole came racing up to the house to anounce that there was a new baby goat! Being that Belle was overdue I expected her, but was surprised to hear that Susan had delivered a little buck. Oh-wise-goat-farmer that I am, I hadn't expected her to deliver for at least another week, so she wasnt even in a kidding stall. Cole found the baby just born and still wet outside the barn door, and by the time I could get my snow gear on and run down he had them settled into a stall. He is of the Narnia line, so we donned him "Caspian".

After finally finishing up my soap, giving up on Susan to deliver another baby, and kissing my kids goodnight I finally sat down, exhausted, to eat a very late supper . . . only to race up the stairs to get the kids out of bed because Lady's water broke. The naughty dog ran away in the excitement and busy-ness of Thanksgiving guests last fall and had a rendezvous with the neighbor dog before we realized she was missing; luckily the neighbor dog was a lab mix, too. Sixty three days later and we found ourselves surrounding her in the living room, anxious to see the first little black puppy face appear in another miracle of birth. By 1:00 a.m., after four new roly-poly pups were born, we assumed she was done so all headed up to bed. We woke up the next day to two more pups: three girls and three boys.I chanced a day away to go get groceries for my own kids, guessing and hoping that Belle wouldn't be delivering on Monday. On Tuesday morning (before the coffee was even done) I was getting ready to head down to the barn, and on my way stopped to rescue a stunned cardinal from the cats.

Once at the barn I found a suspicious looking Belle and decided to bring her up to the basement "just in case." By the time I poured my coffee and went down to check on her, she was about ready to push. Cole and I welcomed two new beautiful baby does to the farm! Hurray Belle! We needed some more girls this spring: 7 bucks and 3 does, and one of them a beautiful spotted girl besides! Cole named them Princess Leia and Padme. No more babies are due until March . . . except the order of 100 pullets which will {Lord willing} arrive next week.

13 comments:

the canned quilter said...

Never a dull moment at your house is there ?

Hugs from Mama Hooch

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Great job Cole!! Those farm kids are awesome huh?? Sounds like things are a tad busy... Pretty babies!

cmarie said...

You got me shaking my head and smiling all at once with this Terri! The wheelbarrow photo is excellent. Maybe a ribbon winner at this years county fair eh?! sending a hug.

Dicky Bird said...

Oh my, what excitement! And to share all of it with your kids - you are an awesome momma! I LOVE the little puppies - even though she was naughty...I probably shouldn't confess this, however, I LOVE LOVE puppy breath - I know I must be weird - but, my kids love it too...every time we see puppies - we smell their breath! Have fun with all your babies - Blessings from Ringle.

Brenda said...

Your babies are all so pretty. New life is such a blessing.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Nope, never a dull moment, and if there is I am hunting down kids to find out what they're up to:)) {{Hugs right back Mama Hooch}}

Yep~ farm kids are awesome Tonia!

That's usually what I'm doing around here all the time, too, cmarie:)) Ooohhh~ it's always nice to see the photo's through somebody else's eyes~ I'll have to add it to my Fair File! Have you ever judged a county Fair?? Those Fair judges know what they like and what they don't like.

Yes, puppy breath Dicky Bird! Sherry want's some bottled if I have some spare time:))

Thanks Brenda! I am excited to see Jacob's kids in March {Lord willing}.

pilgrimscottage said...

Now I know why you call your blog, "OurCrazyFarm"! Nothing like a whole bunch of cute babies coming into the farm at the same time.

mulroymomma said...

I think you should also enter the cardinal picture at the fair - really, who gets to hold a cardinal in their hand??? Stunned or not, that's cool. Wow, what a week, when can we come see all the babies?? Makes me miss our pigs even more....Brenda

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Puppies! We haven't had puppies in years. How wonderful for your kids to see all those miracles with you by their side. You. Good Mommy.

Cathy said...

Ohhhh, now I REALLY want to come to your house Miss Terri!! I just L-O-V-E babies!!

I was so surprised to see(and read) that Lady had puppies, they're SO precious. Lady looks like one proud mama!

Paige

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh yeah...love the puppy breath! {Goat kids smell sweet too...}. See that little yellow pup? That little guy is heading to the Mitten State to live out his life with ME. So excited ~ our spring will be bursting with puppy antics {and puppy breath}...:) Welcome to the world Boaz! (...and great job Lady!)

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Wonderful wonderful!! What an exciting time and you have some gorgeous kids! I wish I could come over and play. Teresa is taking my Penelope and her twins home to milk for me. My knee isnt healing properly so there's a prayer request. My Luci looks ready to kid any time and I hope I can make it out there. I'll try to blog and post pictures soon . Your news and pictures made me smile ;). Thanks!

goatmilker said...

Puppies are so fun! We are due to have baby goats any day. We only have three to kid this year and I'm happy about that. Love the pictures of all your babies so pretty. Rebekah