Our Farm Family continues to grow!
We welcomed a new buckling on the farm early Saturday morning. I earned my goat stripes with this little guy. No name yet and we would love suggestions that start with the letter “G”since his mom is named Gwen. Little “G” man didn’t nurse or get up for the first two hours after birth. Not a normal behavior. So attempted bottle feeding and nudging did get some colostrum in him. By 3:30 am it was time for everyone to sleep. Early morning I found two dead fetuses that had developed until the third or early four month. According to the wonderful vet that made an emergency visit Saturday night it looks like there was an infection noted in the color of the placenta. Little “G” man is lucky to have made it . The good news is that he is making steady gains, nursing (thank goodness) and starting to jump around. He is absolutely the cutest creature on earth. Ok , that’s the mom in me speaking. However it’s true. As a perk to my emergency vet visit (and bill!) we had an ultrasound done on Olga and saw two pitter pattering heart beats. Looks like two more weeks for her delivery. As sad a the loss of these potential kids I am always amazed how mother nature leads the way. Acceptance and moving on to what needs to be done are lessons that farm life can teach us. In the meantime little “G” man would love to have visitors who would like to hold him and sit to play with him since he has no brothers or sisters .