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It’s Raining Goats

Published March 21, 2011 by glaumland

Well, we added to our goat population again today. CocoaBean had a set of twins this afternoon. And the funny thing is, they look very much like set number two. Since they are boys, we’ve continued the banjo theme.

This is Fleck, named for Bela Fleck

 

Seegar, named after Pete Seegar

 

Fleck & Seeger getting some dinner

 

CocoaBean is being a great mom, so I bet these little boys will be growing fast.

Here’s an update on the other kids…Mango, Pepper, Earl & Lester. We’ve got quite a family.

Playtime in the pasture

 

You’ve heard of reindeer games? Well the kids’  favorite game is ‘King of the Mountain.’ It’s fun to see how many kids can climb on at once.

Mango & Earl pretending to be mountain goats

 

Until next time…

Invasion Of The Ants 2011

Published March 20, 2011 by glaumland

I love Spring. The sights, the smells, the baby animals…it is a joy.

But..here come the ants. First just one or two, checking out anything tasty in the kitchen. I chase them down, wiping and disinfecting all the way. Surely I’ll get the upper hand this time.

But no! Today they were back again by the hundreds. Yuk! Yuk! Yuk!

I looked around outside for their regular trails but couldn’t find them. Dearest Hubby was kind enough to mix up a batch of ant killer and spray around outside. He found the source and drowned them in the stuff. Probably won’t be any other bugs around our house this year. Goodie.

Better living through chemistry…and pesticides.

Until next time…

Not Just Married With Children…But Also Crazy With Kids

Published March 18, 2011 by glaumland

Wow, it’s been forever since I’ve blogged. Funny how fast life can go sometimes when you’re bogged down in details.

We’ve been on baby watch for weeks now, not knowing when our girls got bred. Finally, the first of the month, two sets of twins showed up within hours. I had to care for one set, as Mozzie wasn’t at all interested in them. I had to run to the goat store (luckily not far away) to get milk replacer and spend the day feeding and keeping them warm. Each set was a boy and girl. The girls continue with the food theme and this year the boys are dedicated to the great banjo legends Earl Scruggs & Lester Flatt.

Ginger’s twins came first with no help…but Ginger bleated with each contraction. Motherhood hurts!

Ginger's boy Earl (Mango getting some dinner)

Mango's beauty shot

Mozzie’s babies slipped out quietly, but she didn’t want anything to do with Pepper once Lester made his appearance.

Peppercorn turned out with lots of color

My little guy Lester

 

So they’ve grown well and have been vaccinated and disbudded. It’s fun to watch them run and jump all over. It warms your heart all over.

Until next time…