Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's That Time of Year Again!

I haven't posted for awhile! I hadn't realized it had been this long! The winter has been long and pretty boring, but the weather is getting nicer, and babies are being born! The trees are getting buds and my rhubarb is starting to peek out. Joe and I have been busy stockpiling wood for next winter and getting things done outside since the weather is cooperating.

It's hard to believe, but we've already had some minor flooding this year. The creek has been out it's banks four times already. It was really strange to have the flood waters freeze when it was really cold. Hopefully that's the worst of it, all the snow has melted, so hopefully last year's events won't repeat themselves.

I walked out to the barn to collect eggs Saturday morning and discovered Hester had had two kids. The doeling is mostly white with a little black and the buckling is mostly black with a little white. They are such little sweethearts and love laying the sunshine and playing outside. The doeling likes to nibble my chin, but the buckling calls for mama the whole time I hold him.

Last night I heard a baby goat crying and thought one of Hester's babies got stuck somewhere or couldn't find their way back to the barn, but when I got there, I found that Helga had also had two babies! I haven't checked the sex yet, but one is mostly silver and the other mostly white. Very cute!

I just checked on them this morning when I collected eggs and everyone is doing great! It's so nice to have baby goats again! I lost a few goats over the winter, so the new life in the barn renews the spirits!

The boys are happy to be able to play outside again, too! Laying around on the couch watching Annie and playing with their Legos and trains is getting old. Well, maybe not the watching Annie part, they can't seem to get enough of that movie!

I've finished tons of crochet projects over the winter to post, so check back later!


frolicnfibers said...

Your baby goats are adorable! So sorry to hear about the ones you lost...we lost some this winter also. But we begin again in Spring :) Take care!

Jenn said...

I love them , they are so cute !