We have been so blessed this year with babies on the farm. Everyone was delivered easily, born healthy, and the mamas are all good mamas.
It started on Mother’s Day, with Ginny giving us a buckling. We weren’t 100% certain she was bred, but I checked her ligaments that morning, and they were gone. I thought to myself, “well, she’s probably bred…” about 2 hours later during breakfast, I looked out and a something was laying in the barn yard. Hank (an LGD) was standing over it looking and smelling. I knew a raccoon or something didn’t get in, so I ran out. Sure enough it was a baby goat. Lady ran out and got the mama, we got them to the stall, and they’ve been prefect since.
The following day we were waiting on Wendy to kid, when we looked up and Jolene, the Hereford, was standing over her calf! He must have just hit the ground; Jolene was already doing her mama thing. He is huge, perfect, and so sweet.
That evening, Wendy had 2 bucklings (it’s a buckling year?!). Perfectly healthy, and mostly white and gray/brown. No moon spots…
And finally, Lucy had 2 boys, each with moon spots. Their coloring is beautiful, but I don’t have pics yet.
Add rain for 2 months, and that’s been spring on the farm so far.
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