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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Goat Babies 2011!






Iris threw triplets for the second year in a row. This time we have one buckling and two doelings, all as alike as peas in a pod, all the spitting image of their mama. They were born without complications, alone, because Iris took us by surprise. Homero heard one of the newborns bleating and came in to tell me he thought they must have been born. So they were! All three were on the ground when we got out there, but the last one had not yet stood up, and Iris hadn't yet passed the third placenta. We carried the babies and led Iris into the mama barn, and watched while they all three nursed for the first time.

I adore baby goats, I absolutely do!

14 comments:

luckybunny said...

How can you not love goat babies? :) It's the best time of year hands down! and your kids are absolutely adorable! I'm in love with the spots. I'm thrilled everything went well for mama and the kids, perfect situation.

Sandy said...

They are adorable! Love those spots.

Nekkid Chicken said...

so adorable! Congrats

~Tonia said...

Absolutely Beautiful babies!! How can you not love babies!!

Olive said...

They're so cute Aimee, both the goat kids and the humans.(lol) Your daughters are gorgeous.

Barbara said...

So Precious! I adore baby goats as well and can't get in enough kid hugs and kissed. I told my girlfriend that anyone who suffers from depression should be prescribed hugs and kisses to kid goats and 15 min of watching them play. BTW, Your children are beautiful!!!!

Dea-chan said...

They are adorable. And sneaky Iris, having her babies without help!

AnyEdge said...

Eat 'em quick, while theyre tender!

Snohomish Shepherdess said...

Goat and children kids together -few things are more adorable and joyful!

Karen said...

All together now...Awwww.

Beautiful babies (and people!)

Penelope said...

Oh no, dammit, I want one!

steph said...

Soooo cute! And so glad there were no problems for mama or the little ones.

polly's path said...

og, and Iris certainly makes the prettiest babies!
They are absolutely adorable. I am hoping one of our mamas is pregnant-it appears that her udder has started dropping.

Garden Lily said...

OMG, so adorable. If I didn't know better, I'd want one!