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.
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. 🙂
Well, we finally got our snow. Over a foot I believe from the Wednesday before last to this last Monday. So I didn’t have to go to school for half the week. Good part was I got a lot done around the house, bad that this last week was tech week for the spring play. So Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday morning, the cast of The Bold, The Young, and The Murdered was cramming to finish the show for this Friday and Saturday. Thankfully we pulled it off and it turned out wonderfully. That is the main reason I haven’t been able to post for a while, also my parents were in a car wreck so I’ve been having to take care of a lot more of the household responsibilities the last two weeks.
The day after Thor died we were given a kiko buckling to bottle raise by a friend, he was a triplet and for his, his siblings’, and his mother’s health he was pulled and sent with us. I named him Shakespeare and he has been living in the house until this Tuesday after the snow had stopped, then he was spending the day outside and coming inside at night. This evening will be the first night he has to spend in the barn. He gets along great with Jamila so he’ll do fine. All the other kiko kids are doing great too.
On a slightly sadder note: Bunny (Astartie) had her kids this last Thursday. I went to put Shakespeare out and she was having them. I got to see the second born and then had to go to school. Texting my parents between classes, I got to keep track of how things were going. Bunny had five kids… the fourth was a stillborn and the fifth had her head turned back so luckily a neighbor (and friend) who knew what he was doing, was able to come over and help her. The first and last kid were fairly strong for being about 10 days premature, the second and third not so much. The second and third were pulled overnight to try to keep them warm and alive. Sadly, when I went out Friday morning the fifth was dead, later that morning the second died, then in the afternoon we took the third in to the vet’s office. He died while we were there. She made it clear that there was nothing for it… The kids were premature; 10 days for a goat is close to a month for a human, so their lungs weren’t developed enough. The first is still alive. He was even trying to jump a little bit this morning! I named him Sampson, he is out of Phantom Gold, my younger buck, and he is definitely colored differently than last year’s Nigerian kids. He is white with spots of tan and a dark streak down his back wherever there is a tan spot. Please, if it is your religion, send prayers for him I would be deeply grateful. I don’t want to have the last kid die out of this group.
Black Lace and Kordelia will be kidding from later this week to the end of March. I’ve got Lace marked for this week and I have no idea on Kordelia, but she will be in March.
I hope everyone is having a good week and God bless.
Well I’ve got pictures to share with you all!
Top: Caramel Candy (Bugs)
Bottom: Wild Gypsum Rose (Gypsy)
And I just have to share a cute one of Edelweiss: