Sunday, June 27, 2010

Surprise!






When I went to milk my goat late Friday night, I was surprised to find #6 cornered in the barn yard by a little white puppy. On closer inspection, I saw that this was no puppy, this was an unexpected goatling!
Everything had gone fine with her birth and #6 allowed me to get near her, a rare occurrence. Last time #6 delivered, she rejected the kids and had no milk, so I was concerned. But this time, she accepted her daughter and there's plenty of milk to spare.
Another improvement #6 has made to her personality is that unlike last time, this freshening we can milk her full teat without a fight. She just eats her grain and for the most part stands still while we milk.
Q-Tip the orphan lamb gets her extra milk.

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