Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New borns!

Typically, within a couple of hours of posting here on Sunday we had our first kidding. Of course by then I'd put the camera batteries on charge so couldn't take any photos, and with being in London on Monday didn't get a chance to take any until yesterday.

Anyway, meet Harry

Harry was one of twins, but unfortunately his brother was born dead (not a great start to the kidding season). His mum Holly has kidded 3 times now. Each year she has twins and each year only one survives. It's such a shame as she is one of our best goats, and she produces really good kids - which is the only reason we have kept putting her in kid. Her first born, Hollyberry, will be kidding for the first time this year so it will be interesting to see if she has similar problems. Fingers crossed it isn't a genetic trait she will have passed on.

On Monday Mally had twins, a boy and a girl

(These two are under a heat lamp with a white bulb, Harry's is red, in case you were wondering).

Not the most exciting pictures, but in the first few days life consists of just "poop, eat, sleep". Soon they'll be skipping about and at least Harry will have some playmates.


Anonymous Caroline M said...

Haven't they just got the most adorable ears! "Poop, eat, sleep" probably defines all baby mammals, it certainly works for baby humans (with the possible addition of "wail")

9:45 am  
Anonymous cathy said...

Awww... they're so cute :)
Just what I needed to start my morning.

2:58 pm  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

"Poop, eat, sleep" + "knit" pretty much describes my typical weekend.

Welcome to little Harry!! What a cutie pie!

5:03 pm  
Blogger Sarah said...

Sooooo Cute!

I want to pet their soft little ears!

heh heh, "poop, eat, sleep" sounds routine for any newborn!

6:22 pm  
Blogger Fair isle faerie said...

Cuteness !!!

Fingers crossed for you that the rest goes smoothly !

We've lost 2 lambs, the ewes had really bad persistant foot rot that just wouldnt budge no matter what we did, so it was a case of weigh up the needs of the ewes & we vacinated with footvax, 2 slipped, but the other 3 are doing just fine but the most important thing is that they all now have totaly clear feet !

We're almost at D Day here. just a few weeks to go, lambing kit is at the ready !

9:52 am  

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