Babies

Our goat herd and sheep flock have expanded in the last few weeks. 4 kids, and a lamb is our current baby count. Nellie stubbornly holding tight to hers.

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Butter had solid black twin bucklings. Just the of sweetest babies. One of them had an eye infection early on and I had to put ointment in his eye twice a day. As it got better, the only way I could tell the 2 twins apart was by the navel clamp which hadn't fallen off of one. Now that they have both lost their navel clamps, I'm clueless. Good thing the eye is better. 

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Our ewe Rue had a boy as well. Chive is his name. He will stay on the farm as a breeding ram when he grows up. He was born big and strong with a cautious but curious personality. Mama wasn't too keen on the nurturing part of motherhood. She refused to clean him when he was born, doesn't really seem to be concerned with where he is, I have never heard her call to Chive, and she occasionally kicks him in the face when he tries to nurse while she is eating. She isn't truly mean to him, just not the kind mother all of my goats have been so far. Since this is her first lamb, I'm hoping she learns to be more nurturing in the future.

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The only girl was born just today. Rosemary had a curly red doeling that looks much more like papa than the black twins. Kallan should be proud. Totes is quite the mutt: 1/2 angora, 1/4 boer, 1/4 saanen. But she is a cute mutt!

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 Mister Luke is now almost 2 months old and huge! He is a solid boy. 

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I hope Nellie has a girl. The boys are cute, but there's nothing like little girls!