"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baby Goats! (part 1)

Hi friends!

Wow - it's been so long since my last post! Time has a way of slipping by and, to be completely honest, posting on this blog has been the last thing on my mind for the past several months. 

But I have been stopping by to visit you all, even though I  didn't leave many comments.

Well, we made it through a very icy,

snowy winter.

We even got to see hoar frost for the first time ever! 

And once spring finally arrived, new life began again...with the arrival of baby goats!
Fiona was first: she had 2 baby boys on March 24th. And thankfully, I didn't need to assist with the births. She did it all by herself, and had her babies before we even knew it! We discovered them a few minutes after they were born. 
(Not so for Helena, but more on that in part 2.)

Titus was born first, healthy and thriving.

Then Toby arrived. He was very weak and couldn't stand up to nurse.
So we brought him into the house near the woodstove, and our daughter and son-in-law literally saved Toby's life by patiently working with the little guy, teaching him to take a bottle.

Toby is still bottle feeding twice aday, which is wonderful for the children; they love to give him his bottle!  And bottle feeding has made him more of a pet than one of the herd.  :)

Titus spends his spare time chewing on his mom's beard. :)

And Toby thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. ;)

 Since Toby is a bottle baby, I'm pretty sure he thinks he's human, and he and Mimi are the best of friends. Can you see the smile on his face? ;)
Stay tuned...part 2 is coming soon!

"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:"
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1