Thursday, June 11, 2009

Goat Baby Updates

This is my absolute favorite picture of the goat babies from tonight. Her cute little tongue sticking out just cracks me up. :)
Susan stepping in while I was trying to take a picture of Bob

Friendly Susan


Jumping down
Susan and Bob
Susan is a big jumper and climber, she's always looking for food.
The tail end of Lucy's yawn - so cute
The suspicous Lucy. She's a little more shy than she would have been if I was bottle feeding her, but after the disaster of the first four and all that trouble, I just wasn't up to it. We won't get as much milk, and the babies will be more shy, but I guess that's just the way it has to be.

More lucy
I lifted the heat light to shine on her for a better picture, but she wasn't such a fan of the light in her eyes, not that I blame her.

"Are you taking a picture of my bum??" funny little goat
Mama Gabby
Gabby peaking at me
Watching my every move to make sure I'm not bothering her babies

Fawn scratching his head
Chewing his cud, such a cute pic of his lip sticking out

Fawn
Here's Billy Bob
Bob again
Susan, Bob, and Fawn
Susan, Bob, and Fawn again
So right now we have Susan, the only survivor of Gretta's brood. We brought her home about 10 days ago or so. Then we have Bob, or Billy Bob as I call him. We bought him from Beth the goat lady, to keep as our own buck. He's a funny guy, totally different personality than the lady goats. He's only a few months old, and he's already trying to get to Gabby, and trying to flirt with her and stuff. Kind of funny. Next we have Fawn, or Mr. Tumnus the Fawn, named from "The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe". Lucy is also named after Lucy from the book. They're gabby's. We don't yet know if we will sell Fawn or eat him. The jury is still out on that. Then we have mama Gabby. She's doing good, taking good care of her babies and very protective of them. And that's our goat brood!

2 comments:

Carolee Jones said...

its hard to keep up with the Farmer Clarks! ha ha ha.. you seem so totaly in your element though. I"m sorry about the other baby goats issue..that must have been really hard. I wish you the best of luck with these two! HUGS, miss you and hope to hook up in a week or more to do scrapbooking. i have a zillion a one projects to do..but need to do the Missionary book. i'll call to plan that one out. ok.

Twizzlers mom said...

Hey, once you named them then they are pets and are even harder to eat. I had a turkey, and named him uncle tom (after uncle tom's cabin), and my ward knew I was attached to him, and my dad said that uncle tom was to be thanksgiving dinner. And that year we got like eight frozen turkeys mysteriously so my dad won't have to kill him. we did have to later that year when a coyote killed him, but we didn't eat him