This place is filling up with goat kids. It’s fun. It’s crazy. It’s mayhem. And it’s also wonderfully precious.
So it’s a busy season around here. I am bottle feeding the kids so there is a very tight schedule with all of the feedings. Then there is the milking. And the cheese-making. And the gardening. And our harvests. And then there are the strawberries. Soooo many strawberries. Sooo much milk. And oh so many kids….
Daisy’s triplet kids are now 6 weeks old and they’ve enjoyed spending most of their life outside in their kid pen. This year we built a kid barn called The House Of Kids. We also fenced in a large area to give the kids a pen all to themselves. The kid pen is attached to The House of Kids and they have lots of shade since they’re right up against the woods edge.
The weather has been pretty mild so I got Daisy’s triplets adjusted to being outside since they were 2 days old. They sleep and escape the rains in the kid barn but they love being outside. Like all little goat kids, they really enjoy playtime. They like to run and jump up into the air. And they love to hop up on their little platform. We call it the prissy platform because they like to prance and be prissy up there. And I just love the clicking sound of their little hooves when they’re on the wooden platform.
Vienna had her kids 2 weeks ago — she had 2 little bucklings. They were also introduced to the outside world when they were 2 days old. They’re growing strong and they enjoy being around Daisy’s kids.
Daisy’s triplets are teaching Vienna’s twin bucklings how to eat hay, drink water, and nibble on grain. And, of course, how to jump on chairs and the prissy platform.
Friday, Sienna had her kids — she had twins, too: a doeling and a buckling. So now the House Of Kids has 2 more residents!
Here they are at 2 days old:
This week, Abbie is due to kid. Then Maggeah will have her kids in early August. That’s 5 Nubian does kidding this season, giving us 5 milkers. There are 7 purebred Nubian kids so far with more on the way.
Kids, kids, kids….one of life’s little joys…..