"Hello, I saw you feeding the chickens and decided to jump the fence (for the 542nd time) to come get some treats too...don't even pretend you can resist my charm!" (I am goat sitting some goats for a friend and I love them more than my own! Ha. They are friendly and happy all the time, but this little fence jumper has definitely figured out our farm's system and where all the good treats are at. Ha. #goatsaregenious )
Good days and bad days abound in farming and the last 3 days haven't been all that great. Today's task was digging a goat grave and saying goodbye to one of our sweetest girls. It was a super sad and tragic loss because she died days away from delivering triplets. Cause of dealth is unknow based on the necropsy and all we know is she got in a funk, stopped eating enough and her poor little body shut down. I struggle with wondering if I did enough and what I should have done differently but in the end I made the best choices for our situation. It is sad but I was with her till the end and she was loved. RIP momma goat.
When your favorite girl is near her due date...and she clearly feels so fat and tired that any spot to lay down will do 😴🤣🐐 I checked ligaments the night before last and they weren’t loose...but that’s not an exact science, just like knowing when your time to birth has come in humans. (Also, I love that the goat yard is right below our bedroom patio. Makes for some interesting sights). #Meg#herdleader#lifewithgoats#barnhousefarms#farm#farmlife#kidwatch2018#spotthegoat#where ’smeg
As surprising as this may sound this lil girl is our first single birth from the Nubians! We’ve always had twins until this little fiesty girl! Which I guess is a good thing because her mama still isn’t making a ton of milk. We started giving her some oxytocin shots by instruction of our vet and that seems to be helping! Lil spunk here is a pretty fiesty little one and gets up and nurses every few hours and is helping get her mamas milk coming in! I guess it helps that she absolutely refuses any bottle feeding I try so she’s always hungry! 🙄😬🤦🏻♀️🍼 #mamaneedsmilk#babygoats#nubiangoat#nubiangoatmilk#nubiangoatsofinstagram#goatgram#goatlife#lifewithgoats
I'm in the baby goat business again! 6 little goaties joined our herd yesterday. 1 is very vocal about her new life (a girl, of course), 1 loves his milk (Can you see that adorable little milk mustache!?), and 1 mom who still hasn't forgiven me for being all up in her business helping deliver her 3rd one. Free Goat Cuddles for everyone!