Graduation time

Well, I’m terribly sorry for not posting anything in so long.  I just haven’t had the time.

Since my last post Kennzy and Barbie kidded.  Both kidded within the first 10 days of April. Barbie kidded first, two little boys, one black with a gray ruff and a spot on his head (called Levi) and the second: black with a small brown spot on his back and a white forehead (Sebastian).  Sadly Levi died about three-four days old.  We aren’t sure why he died, he wasn’t acting good one evening, we tried to bottle feed him in case he wasn’t nursing good off his mom, but left him with her, the next morning he was dead.  I am thoroughly tired of the babies dying this year.  I’ve been told repeatedly that it happens to everyone, but it’s just been a tough year for me.  The good side though is Barbie is healthy and Sebastian is doing wonderfully.  He is now the biggest Nigerian kid we have right now, he’s bigger than Magic! She’s a month older than him!

Kennzy kidded two-three days after Barbie, before Levi died.  She had a doeling, mainly white with a tri-colored head (Macabre Calico, or Ghost) and a black and white buckling with blue eyes (Romeo).  Romeo was picked as a pet to go to his new home early June with Hypnotic (Blackberry).  Ghost will be my show doeling this year. Front to back: Romeo, Ghost, and behind is Sebastian.

Romeo & Ghost 4-13

School’s almost out, so theoretically I should have more time to post but I have a new job that is taking a bit of time  and other responsibilities.  So I’ll try to get new posts, just not promising timeliness. 🙂

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Babies!

This has been a long week.  I’m sorry if anyone was curious what all was going on with the babies… Mocha had her kids last Saturday night, Caribou and Mousse whom I posted pictures of already.  Monday afternoon Kalypso and Scotch also had their kids.  Kalypso had a single doeling (Madeira), but Scotch took Madeira as hers, leaving Kalypso terribly upset and now being milked. Scotch had a buckling (Port) and a doeling (Rum).  Tuesday afternoon about 3, Amber had her kids, she had triplets: a buckling (Hephalump), a doeling (Jamila), and another doeling (Tarragon).  Jamila was so weak when she was born she couldn’t even rock herself up off her side and it was really cold out so we brought her in to keep her alive, hoping Amber would take her back the next day.  Amber didn’t so Jamila is now a bottle baby staying in the house with us and following out for chores.  Finally Tiger had her kids Wednesday night about 8. She had two beautiful red boer/kiko bucklings, the oldest and darkest named Loki and the younger and lighter one Thor.

Weights:

Mousse (1-13): 7.8 lbs (1 day)

Caribou (1-13): 7 lbs (1 day)

Madeira (1-16): 8 lbs (2 days)

Rum (1-16): 7 lbs (2 days)

Port (1-16): 7.8 lbs (2 days)

Hephalump (1-16): 6.8 lbs (1 day)

Jamila (1-16): 5 lbs (1 day)

Tarragon (1-16): 5.8 lbs (1 day)

Loki (1-18): 7.8 lbs (2 days)

Thor (1-18): 7.6 lbs (2 days)

I marked how old they had been when they were weighed so you could see the difference 1 day makes and the difference between twins and triplets (Amber’s kids).  You can also see Madeira being the heaviest 2 day old, she was a single and also very stout.

Caramel Caribou 1-18

Caramel Caribou 1-18

Chocolate Mousse 1-18

Chocolate Mousse 1-18

Madeira 1-18

Madeira 1-18

Rum 1-18

Rum 1-18

Port 1-18

Port 1-18

Hephalump 1-18

Hephalump 1-18

Jamila (Egyptian for Beauty) 1-18

Jamila (Egyptian for Beauty) 1-18

Terragon 1-18

Tarragon 1-18

Loki 1-18 (boer/kiko)

Loki 1-18 (boer/kiko)

Thor 1-18 (boer/kiko)

Thor 1-18 (boer/kiko)

They are all doing beautifully now.  Kalypso’s milk is going to Jamila which really makes me think about everything happening for a reason.  All in God’s plan.  ?  We are finished with kidding until March! Maybe I can get some more sleep? Probably not, oh well.

Well, I only have one more picture to share just because it is really cute.

Just trying it on for size.  I small dog blanket fits Caribou perfectly, at 1 day old.

Just trying it on for size. I small dog blanket fits Caribou perfectly, at 1 day old.