Archive for April, 2014

Settling In

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Our little goat babies have had a tough 24 hours. This is the first full day away from mama, their herd, and their original home. I understand this, but I won’t lie…… it’s been a little tough on all of us.

But, today is a new day. And Anna Mae and Gloria eased into it. We spent a great deal of time building trust.

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We made many baby steps, and soon we were playing.

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Even posing for pictures.

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But mostly playing.

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It’s stressful having babies here again. It’s stressful trying to convince Mirrie she’s no longer the baby.

But we’re gonna take this one day at time.

And every time I look at these two sweet faces, I know it’s all worth it.

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The babies are settling in. I’m sure enjoying helping them!

New Kids on the Block

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We decided to adopt two adorable 8 week old Nigeria Dwarf does, and today we brought them home!

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They were pretty nervous about the whole thing – being the new kids and all.

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I told Mirrie earlier to expect some company, and she seemed a little skeptical about this idea…..

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She questioned my seriousness on the subject……

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And asked if I was sure this is a good idea…..

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I told her it would be just fine. I’m not sure she believed me……

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The chickens actually seemed pretty excited about the prospect of new babies.

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Or maybe it was the scratch they were excited about….

We named the new kids Anna Mae and Gloria. They are just adorable and so sweet. They have beautiful blue eyes.

And they are very black. If you have black animals, you probably know that taking pictures of them can be very difficult. If the lighting is not just right, the details of their features are completely lost. I took several pictures of Anna Mae and Gloria in the barn, but it was dark and none of them turned out at all. And a flash made their beautiful eyes glow…..

I will post better pictures once they settle in and I can let them out in the paddock. Right now they are spending some time in a stall in the barn.

But right now, I have goat babies to play with!