Monday, March 9, 2009

Our new "kid"

We came home on Sunday from morning service at church and David noticed Eddie (the male goat) was "peaking" in the shelter....... not usual behavior for him :) So without saying much he asked me to get the kids in and that he was going to check on the goats. Since he'd just built a gate for them the day before I assumed he was checking to make sure it was holding up well. A few minutes later Brianna came in sounding a tad frantic and said dad needed me.......... since I'd seen Chloe (momma goat) laying down the night before breathing like she might be in the start of labor I thought it was probably related to that! Sure enough she'd given birth JUST before we got there! She hadn't even fully delivered the placenta yet so we knew it had all been recent :) The baby was of course quite messy but momma was doing a great job getting her all cleaned up. So here are pictures of her, probably less than an hour old!! Mom and baby appear to be doing great and it looks like we'll be getting a wether (castrated male) so Eddie won't be lonely ;) Goats milk anyone ??





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It was so cute, though the kids were fascinated by it all they were a bit grossed out by the placenta ..........Micah thought it was poo :)
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7 comments:

CampB said...

That is just AWESOME!!! I love that your children receive such a well rounded education!

CampB said...

What an awesome experience! I love that your children are receiving such a well rounded education.

Tanya said...

This is fantastic!!! You are doing a wonderful job of educating your children...YAY Trisha!!!!

Sarah said...

AWWWWWW!!!!!! I am just melty... that is adorable! Congrats on the new addition!

S.L.P said...

So sweet! Did you know she was pregnant? Are you going to drink her milk? Very cool!

mom2four said...

We knew she was pregnant, we own the father too :) And we knew she was due in March, just not exactly when.

Charissa said...

How fun for your kids!