Thursday, March 09, 2006

baby goats!

My neighbors have several goats, one of whom gave birth to SIX babies Monday night (a typical pregnancy yields one or two)! Two of them didn't survive, and of the remaining four one needs some special attention, but the wee girls are doing well. They are too cute! Here are some pics of them at three days old. The darker brown one is the runt, and I've been given permission to name her since she felt so at home in my arms when I held her (isn't that too sweet?)
The other picture is of the three males that live in a separate pen, right behind my cabin. Didn't they pose nicely? And don't you love their expressions? There's an overturned boat in their yard onto which they love to leap and play "king of the mountain." The fact that they stood still long enough for me to photograph them is a minor miracle! (PS--please forgive the funky layout of this post--blogger makes it very difficult to manipulate the placement of photos.)

5 comments:

Patty said...

oh anne - they are just too sweet! i didn't know that baby goats purr! and i saw that you've set a date! congrats! i think that is MIColleen's due date, too!

happy days!

patty

samtzmom said...

Clip, clop, clip, clop... "Who's that going over the... err... boat?" The three billy goats Gruff!! Their expressions are priceless. And the babies... nothing cuter! So what did you name the runt??

:Jayne said...

How cute! Did you ever decide on the name for yours?

:Jayne

Pam in Moncton said...

Hi Anne

Pam in Moncton said...

Hi Anne I don't know if you will check this again since it's been up a while but I wanted to say congratulations to the two of you and say how wonderful it is that you have been accepted into the family so well (witness the bumper sticker). So happy for you! Lots of packing and so forth to be done for your move I imagine. Oh - and the goats are cute too!
Pam

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