Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Even More Baby Goats!!!!!!!!

My last pregnant goat had her babies yesterday! Daisy had two little girls. I was more nervous that something would go wrong this time than the other two times, because daddy was at work. He was there the last two times, but this time it was just me. We saw that she was in labor yesterday morning, but she didn't have them until that afternoon. Daddy stayed as long as he could hoping she would have them while he was there, but he had to leave. I kept going out to check on her, and she finally had them. The only problem was that the first one came out with one leg bent back, and I had to help her. (They're supposed to come out with their chins on their hooves.) The next one was born right after the first one, and I forgot all about taking pictures until they were both born. Sorry!!!

I named the one standing up Maggie, and the one laying down Mollie. Maggie was born second.

I hope ya'll can get this to play!

I know this isn't a very good picture, but they wouldn't be still!! There are three boys and two girls. The two in the front are Simeon and Levi, Dixie's kids, the one in my right arm is Reuben, Chloe's kid, and the ones in my left arm and in my lap are Maggie and Mollie, Daisy's kids. Reuben will be two weeks old this Saturday, Simeon and Levi will be a week old this Sunday, and Mollie and Maggie are one day old.

Monday, April 19, 2010

MORE babies!!!

One of my Nubian goats gave birth yesterday. She had three babies, but one was stillborn. She had just had the first one when I went out to feed them yesterday evening. The baby was sill wet and slimy, only a few seconds old. I ran inside for a towel and came back outside to dry him off.

After she had the first one, we could see part of another one coming out ,but nothing was happening. We called our vet, Dr. Anderson, and he said we needed to pull it. Daddy did this part. :) He got the baby out, but it was really tiny, deformed and dead. It was really sad.

Once we got number two out of the way, Dixie had another one. This one was a little smaller than the first one, but he's healthy. I didn't get any of him coming out, but he was still very young in these.

Meanwhile, number one has found something interesting. Dixie is such a good mama!!

Number two is getting up!

They are both so cute. I named these Simeon and Levi, the next two sons of Jacob.

Daisy, Dixie's sister is also due any day. She's the one on the right. After that we'll be done with babies this year. :(

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Goat Pictures :)

I hope ya'll don't get tired of seeing goat pictures all the time!! I got some good "three days old pictures", and thought you wouldn't mind seeing some more.

He is SO tiny!!

Their turn is next!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My First Baby Goat!

Saturday my goat Chloe had her first kid! I named him Reuben, and he weighs seven pounds. This is the first time that I've had a goat that's had a kid, and I'm really excited! Our grandparents and a good friend of ours, Gary Ball had come over for supper, so we all got to watch. It was a very fun experience.

I've got lots of pictures!!

He was only a few seconds old in most of these.

The audience.:)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Polish Salad Recipe

We usually do a theme night with our friends each time we go camping. This time we had a polish night. Each of the girls were in charge of making a polish dish. (Me, Allix, Shelbi, and Maddie.) I made a polish salad. Here's the recipe:

Polish Salad

6-8 servings

2 large potatoes
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
2 tomatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 golden delicious apple
1 dill pickles
1/3 sweet onions
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon pickle brine
1 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper

Peel potatoes, boil until tender, dice small.
Dice carrots, celery, tomatoes, eggs, and onion.
Peel and core apple.
Mix together dressing.
Combine and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

We didn't know what pickle brine was, so we used pickle juice. There is a picture of the finished product below.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Camping at Cooper Lake

We got back from camping last Saturday. We had a great time with all of our friends, and I hope we'll do it again soon.

The sunrise that morning was really pretty.

Our trusty camper. ;)

This cat kept hanging around our campsite.

The lake was huge. This summer there will be canoes to rent!

We went to the park several times while we were there. Stephen had alot of fun.

The lake was right by the park, so we went to play in the sand.

Some of us got in the water.;)

There were deer footprints in the sand!!!

We were joined by our camping buddies the next day. Here some of the little girls posed for about four cameras.

Katie is SO CUTE!!!!