Friday, March 6, 2009
~~Another beautiful spring day in Texas~~
I love goats...for pets. We had goats in Washington state that we loved lots. Lucy, Jane and Annie goats. Lucy and Jane were nubians and Annie...only her momma and daddy knew! I helped Lucy deliver her first kid. Of course I had to run in the house for "the" goat book and figure out from pics that she was NOT doing it per book! omg, I'm gonna put my hand WHERE and with the neighbor children watching. Their momma asked if they could. You know, live in the country, you SHOULD know what animals do. Lucy...she lived, so did her kid. She refused to nurse it though. My sweet spouse took all the newborn kids...since goats decide to kid all at the same time...Lucys kid, Janes and Annies twins...in the front seat of his pickup to the vet @12 miles away to get their horns burned off. He said all was well until people noticed he had 4 baby goats in his truck. Makes me laugh just thinking about it 20 years later.
We were given the buck, white with brown head/neck. We had to buy the girl since he needed a room mate. So imagine our surprise when my husband and 30/yo son heard a strange noise in the goat condo.
Welcome Krista the new baby girl! The first pic of her and momma are the day she was born on 20 December, my daughter in laws birthday. Since her name is Kristina, the baby HAD to be named Krista. She doesn't eat goats either...thank you Jesus.
They all had to come into the backyard yesterday to eat leaves and twigs. Goats need that to stay healthy. If they develop a cough or runny nose...leaves and twigs. They are so sweet and friendly. I just had to share a pic for you.
Back to housework...ugh! Elaine