Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Twins at Two Weeks

Gabby's twins are doing well! We named them Grete and Gustav. Both are growing by leaps and bounds...and leaping and bounding all over their mama and their Aunt Champagne (who shares the pen, awaiting her own kid).
Gustav and Gerte

"Mama, she's taking my picture again!"

"Oh, hi! Make sure to get my good side!"

Floppy ears!

The wee goats are a delight to watch. Mama Gabby is doing an outstanding job at keeping them well fed and clean and happy. We finished walling in the goat shed...pictures of that yet to come.
This afternoon we will be banding Gustav. I was going to start milking Gabby today, but she still has a bit of a discharge, so I'll wait another 3 to 5 days and see if it clears up. Besides, after banding today, Gustav will want his mama for comforting and will nurse more. I know a lot of y'all don't band, you cut, but my fella prefers to band.
In other news, my new grandson is doing great, although new mom and dad are suffering from a lack of sleep.
Considering this particular son of mine did not sleep through the night until he over two years old....well...I guess this is "Mama Payback", lol!
I don't know when I will get to visit my son and his wife and get to see my new grandson...wish I could do it RIGHT NOW, but everyone out there that has livestock knows the situation. The Darlin' Man is trying to arrange for some time off so he can take over the duties of milking, etc., but right now---as all the guys are coming home from Iraq---no one is getting time off. My Darlin' Man has duties that involve greeting each flight in, inspecting the items brought back with them (you'd be surprised at what some guys try to bring back as souvenirs!) and then  making sure each soldier gets to where they are supposed to go and receives their assignments. Not his normal duties, but with so many coming back stateside, he got assigned to this until the dust settles, so to speak.
So...for the next month or two two, he is going to be incredibly busy. With new goat babies coming, so am I!
I'll have to content myself with pictures of little Gideon for a bit, I guess.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear the new kids are doing well, all of them lol. Mom's Curse, lmao, yep, kids never listen when you tell em to be good or else, then they have kids of their own & you get to just nod your head & smile real big.


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