Saturday, May 9, 2009

My goat

My momma goat died tonight, at about 1 am. We hope we can save the babies, if we can find some colostrum milk, and formula for them in the morning. I am so completely heartbroken.


Brian & Charlotte Carper said...

I am so heart-broken for you and for the baby goats. I still can't fathom how she could just die. What a roller-coaster day to be so thrilled to have the beautiful babies and then so sad to have Gretta die.

I was thinking if there is a "tender mercy" in this situation, it is that the babies were born early. She could have just as easily died tonight and not had the babies yet, so Heavenly Father does keep track of these things, even if we don't understand why she had to die.

I love you so much and my heart truly is aching every beat with yours. Love, MOM

The Rhiens said...

Oh, Alicia! I'm SO sorry. This must be devastating. I hope that you can get the help you need for the little ones. It will be a challenge for you, with all that you already have going on right now. My heart goes out to you.

Much love, Earlene and Scott

Anonymous said...

Alicia: I am so sorry. I hate it when things like this happen. You may have already figured this out, but the babies don't need cholostrom if they have already sucked. Go to the feed store and get milk replacer for goats & lambs. Better yet, if someone has extra goat milk that would be cheaper. They will do fine on the milk replacer. Should be fed three times a day at first, then twice. I have bottle raised many goats and lambs and it is fun, but am sorry about Gretta. With four babies, they probably would have needed some extra feeding anyway. Thats quite a bit for a momma to raise. Good luck! Carol Voss

Anonymous said...

Oh, Alicia
I am so sorry about your goat. it hurts so bad when our pets die.I hope you find slace in the baby goats.I send you hugs and kisses and so much love.
Grandma Marilyn

Sandra said...

Oh Alicia, I am so sad to hear your goat died. Life is so hard sometimes.
All we can do is go forward. . .

Love to you, I will carry you in my heart and prayers in the coming days.

Love, Sandra

Rhien Family said...

We are so sad to hear about your goat. We hope you get to feeling better with your stomach as well.

You are all in our prayers with your new business, new goats, and everything else you have going on.

We love you-

Jed, Laura, Lucy and Allison