But here I sit, suffering from writer’s block of the worst sort...... I have a mass of words that won’t string together into actual sentences, and a bunch of jumbled thoughts. Chaos in life tends to do that to you I suppose...
So, as a remedy, I gave up my previous topic & I have baby goat pictures!
Yea, yea, I know that’s cheating….but my last post, I left everyone hanging so now y’all get to meet the newest babies here in the land of Noodle. Plus we all know I have a tendency to get overly wordy anyways, so pictures are a great substitute.. Haha
As mentioned in my previous post, momma & I made a road trip to go pick up goats… The original plan was to get a single doeling. Then I was offered her dam, Ginger, a beautiful 8 year old doe who has moved quite a bit in her life and I think she prefers her old Idaho home to her hot west Texas home… In addition to those 2, I was also offered the doeling’s half sister who was a tiny lil' thing, half the size of her twin, with the cutest lil chocolate nose & dished face…
So one, turned into three, and by the time we got up there, we ended up loading a total of 4 goats into my car (Yes, I did say FOUR). Which, BTW was a sight, as I drive a lil Dodge Nitro and hauling 2 humans, 3 goat kids and one adult doe is not what my car was designed for!!
First up is MY baby….. Her name is Heidi and she is the daughter of Ginger, born March 15, 2012 and is just tooo sweet. Quiet, mellow and loves to snuggle in my lap…. It did not take her long to establish her place as my favorite.. This girl is LONG and just beautiful, I can not wait to see how she matures.
|My sweet, fuzzy Heidi, not quite 2 weeks old|
|Shayla & Heidi|
|Miss Attitude - AKA Cookie :)|
#4 was unplanned, and I swore I’d never buy a Nubian, but once I saw her I had to have her…
This long eared beauty is Daisy… I wasn’t going to mention her because shortly after bringing her home we lost her in a sad accident… But she was so sweet, and too pretty not to at least give her mention. The smallest of quads, she wormed her way into our hearts very quickly… RIP Daisy.
|R.I.P Sweet Daisy|
|Rose - Born March 6, 2012|
She is a character and very much the love bug. In the beginning she was LOUD and I kind of wondered if I had made a mistake…. But my lil Alpines seem to be a good influence on her and if anything she’s quieter than Cookie.
|My view from above the lambar bucket... Lil' chunks are going though 9 quarts of milk per day!|
|Cookie headed for the top of the stairs..|
|Nothing better than baby goat snuggles|
|The trio impatiently waiting for their lambar..|
The loss of Astra, and all the plans/hopes she represented really hit me hard. I'm without an Alpine buck for this year and I feel like I'm having to start at square one all over again... But these 3 lil ones give me a bit of hope and a chance to try again......