Saturday, January 16, 2016

Goats in coats!

HOW am I supposed to get anything done around here with this sort of cuteness luring me away from absolutely everything else??

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Today marked a week since the goat triplets were born. Rosie is doing MUCH better after her near-death experience last Sunday! She is eating well and like her sister and brother, is playful and cute. We weighed them all today. Rosie is 7.5 lbs, Annabelle is 8.5 lbs, and Luc is 9 lbs!

Here are Rosie and Luc a couple of days ago...



Luc and Annabelle


Luc. He has huge feet and legs!

Since those pics were taken, the kids have grown even more! They were super-playful today, not to mention cuddly. 

Rosie kept suckling on my hair...



...my eyelid..


...my nose...


...and my earlobe, which is incredibly ticklish!!!

When I checked the goat-cam this morning the kids were climbing all over Maamaa, wanting her to get up and serve breakfast!


That's a Sweeter Heater hanging from the ceiling. The surface only reaches 185F so they are not a fire hazard. I am now terrified of heat lamps (too many barn fires around here!) and don't use them in the barn.

The kids are being fed supplemental formula three times a day. Penny is producing more milk now but it's not enough for triplets. So we bottle-feed them as well.



I tke them down to the barn in my overalls and they stay nice an warm!  :0



Gordon does a great job feeding them too!


He is VERY smitten with the kids. Tis is Annabelle.



I think it's looooove!


Today I put bigger coats on Annabelle and Luc!





Penny and Annabelle... food chain!


Rosie still fits into her sweatshirt sleeve, but not for much longer! As you can see, she is obsessed wtih my earlobe.


Keaton is just obsessed with ME. He pesters me for lovin' anytime I'm down in the barn. Now he has taken to climbing on my shoulders while I clean out box stalls!


Sisters Honey and Daisy, two of my five cats from Syros, Greece where my friend Joan runs a cat rescue.

And their other sister, Daisy..


...who is anything but fragile!


Meanwhile poor Tristan was being watched over by Alex and Honey the other day...


...poor old dog! Cats rule, dogs drool.


And this is one of my favourite #felfies (farm selfie) ever...


Keaton and Saul just squeezed up to me like this while I was standing there! Keaton and Saul have been continuing their bromance.

More goat kids pics to come. If you are wondering, we are keeping the babies. The animals here are all pets, and when we take in animals from the OSPCA, we feel we have an obligation to provide lifelong care (fine by us!) Penny was preggars when she arrived, so I consider her babies OSPCA rescues too. Now, I am pretty sure my other three does are knocked up too, but that happened after the guys arrived and we decided to keep everyone together until the boys were neutered in December. We will be keeping those future kids too. I am just hoping that the other gals don't all have triplets!


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 

23 comments:

  1. Those kids can certainly attract your attention and keep it. They are cute. You are going to have to hire staff to look after all the population.

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  2. Oh my! Can I move into your barn? :) Those babies are so adorable! Lucky animals! You and Gordon are simply amazing. I do love that last picture of you three.

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  3. You've got more cuteness going on than should be allowed. I always enjoy your blog but it's especially fun these days. Saul is my buddy. Who could fail to love that face.

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  4. The video was so fun! They're so cute the way they bounce around the pen!

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  5. They are too gorgeous for words!

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  6. What a life (for all of you). I couldn't work as hard as you do, but in pictures it looks like nothing more than a relaxing love fest. The photos of you and Gordon as "nursing stations"? Very interesting.

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  7. I am so in love with your goats with coats!

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  8. Mmmmmm. Eyelids!

    Those kids are too adorable for words.

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  9. Dakota's Den left a comment on my blog recommending you. Great that they did! The kids are adorable! Lambs nibbling my nose always makes me smile - I've never had one so interested in ears!

    Great to meet you and your varied menagerie. Have a lovely day. :)

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  10. Wow! I'm just catching up and was so excited to see that the kids had arrived... and triplets! How wonderful! They are precious and I can imagine that you and Gordon are smitten. Also that last farm selfie is great!

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  11. So glad the kids are doing well. They're so cute in their little jackets :)

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  12. I love all your critter photos! So glad you are keeping all the kids. So irresistible !

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  13. OMG-so cute! The food chain photo made me laugh out loud. The last photo, the felfie is just wonderful! That Saul really does love felfies! :o)

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  14. I really love the last photo in your sequence :-)

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  15. The kids are so cute. I remember how much fun they were and how much work too. I ask Kristine now and then what she thinks about getting a couple of does. But so far she says no. But I do miss Kristine's goats. Have fun. The kids are darling.

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  16. I don't understand why you would want to do anything else besides cuddling with the baby goats!

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  17. There's a lot of smitten going on in those photos. Thank you for my daily smile.

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  18. I'm just melting :)
    That Saul is so full of character too :)

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  19. They are soooo cute! When Rosie is nibbling on your earlobe, we get a real sense of how tiny she is. You are going to have quite the herd by the time you're done. Lots of fun!

    Saul and Keaton are both characters, love the selfie.

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  20. What darling little treasures!

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  21. Our neighbors across the road from our front porch where have a bunch of goats on their 3 acres. When the weather is agreeable we often read and watch them telling everyone that we find their activities far more interesting than whats on TV most night....:)

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  22. awwwww they are just the cutest ! have a lovely week with all your lovely animals...Gail x

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!