13.11.07

New Birth



Well, Cappuccino Surprise is now the proud mama of a little baby nanny goat. I rounded the corner of our little stable with Blaise this morning, ready to milk Ermentrude and there she was!



It looks as though she was born outside, which is odd, because we put sacks over the walls of one side of the stable so the wind wouldn't get in and we put fresh sawdust down too.



What's so amazing is watching the little one walk already and nurse. I tried milking Surprise, but there's only colostrum. Maybe in a couple days. I'm going to by an animal bottle to feed the kid. This way, Surprise will produce more milk and her udder won't get smaller.



Amber came out with Acadia to see the little one too. We've had several guests already: the greenhouse guys, the greenhouse owner Miguel and also Walter, our neighbour.



This is sad news... along with the new little female was born a dead male. He's fully developed, so I'm not sure if he was stillborn or died during the birth. He was still inside the sack. I buried him.

5 comments:

Sirdar said...

Hmmm...I must have missed the post about you getting another goat. I thought I read that your goat died. Must be oldtimers disease...

Glad you got one of the babies to keep. They sure are cute. Have fun with them.

Debby said...

How adorable! It's very sad about the little buck,though. Sure brings back memories of when we kept goats. Blaise looks very happy with the little one ..great photos!

Aimée said...

Congrats on your growing family! Kids have to be the cutest baby animal ever. Keep posting photos! G/L with the milk.

Salome said...

HOw Exciting!!! Congatulations on the new baby. BLaise and Acadia will have lots of fun with it sucking on their jackets, fingers, etc.

dawn said...

How nice you have one of the little ones. How exciting for your children to have the little baby, and experience the life with goats.