Well, what can I say .. it's been a loooonnnnggg week. Ups and downs ... So, time for a catch up on all the news from the goat shed - long overdue!
Firstly - here's my main reason for lack of blog this week:
So, we have had 113 babies so far. I know you may be suffering from a lack of baby pics this week, so here's a few to keep you going:
The older kids in another area had the excitement of the grain feeder being put into their house this week - they are starting to nibble more at their hard feed and this is the best way of doing it. And it gives them something to climb on:
Mid-week saw several of our little chaps move to their new house at Continuum Kent Life (aka The Museum of Kent Life) at Sandling. We have been in discussion with them for a few weeks as they had approached us about having some of our little meat kids to bottle feed. This is not something that we would usually do but, having met Phil and Holly who would be looking after them, we were more than happy to let them have a few little chaps. Here they are, preparing themselves for the journey to their new home:
We are going to let them settle in over Easter and then go and visit them once the school holidays are over.
What else? Oh yes ... Flora and her little foster daughter. Well, Flora has got so much better that we decided it was time to try her back in the main pen with all the other milkers. We moved her back in there yesterday and she is getting along just fine. She has also managed to walk up into the milking parlour and seems happy being back with all her friends again. Her little foster daughter (whom we have called Florie, after her foster mum) is now living with lots of other kids her own age. She spent the entire day yesterday running around and playing with them - she was absolutely exhausted by the end of the day and we found her fast asleep at feeding time!
So, I think that's you all up to date now .. Just for a change - here's a couple of pics of someone else's baby. One of our blog followers, Richard, is now a proud father as well after his gorgeous British Alpine Tammy gave birth to a bouncing baby boy 'with a lot of assistance and wailing'!!! Here they are:
So, it's Goodnight from me! Back off up to the goat shed to see what the night brings.