Friday, March 27, 2009

Catching up…….

Tuesday I drove to Port Arthur to our accountant’s office to take care of income taxes and then drove back to Houston to stay in Motel with my brother and sister-in-law.  My brother was having an arteriogram the next morning at St. Luke’s.  We received good news in the fact that he doesn’t need by pass surgery although his heart is weak.

I then got a hair cut and drove home to try and catch up with being gone 2 days.  Roy had come home from work and fed  Missy and Prissy Tuesday evening and Wed. morn and then left on a 3 day fishing trip.

Yes, I guess I forgot to tell you I had two baby goats in the playpen.  Prissy is a sister to Missy and had a neck problem, she couldn’t hold her head up, so she couldn’t suck from her mother.

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By the time I got home Wednesday, the babies were starving and so were all the dogs and the ducks….then I fell over……..

Thursday started at 3:30…crying hungry babies and a ice chest full of shrimp I bought in Port Arthur on Tuesday. I count my shrimp when I put them up instead of using pounds.  I beheaded 1100 ( yes) shrimp and put them in freezer.

Gloria was here cleaning the house, so I took a stroll out to the pasture to check on expecting nannies.  Brightie was over the hill and she had a new baby and a big one.  He is a paint and beautiful. I think we will name him War Cloud.

I heard Mamma crying and found her in the old shed about to have a baby.  I left her and returned about thirty minutes later and she had three black and brown babies.  I went to get some hay to cover the dirty floor and when I came back there were four, three boys and 1 girl.  They were all doing great when I left them last night.  Only my sweet Mamma could take care of 4 babies.  Mamma and I are old friends, so I could help her take the sacks off her babies and I made sure their faces were clean.  The dogs also help, they will come and lick the babies.  I am anxious for daylight to check on them.

We now have 10 babies and still have 3 or 4 expecting nannies.  This is a wonderful time on the ranch.  New babies are so much fun to watch. They are part of God’s world and I treasure them.

Yes, my new camera has completely quit working and I took pictures with my very old one and there is no program to open them, I am still trying.

Well, hope you were not bored with my posting today, guess I need to start a new day ….Purple Goat Lady and her 10 new Babies..the care and feeding of baby goats. The only problem I would be the only one to participate.

Going to try and find way to open yesterdays pictures.

Have a great day and if you have any spare time, drop in and hold or feed a baby goat.

You will be amazed how they touch your heart.

See Y’all

Mama Barbara

12 comments:

cityfarmer said...

touched already!!!!
LOVE their names!!


it's clear how much you love them

Smilingsal said...

You're being overrun by goats! Isn't spring a wonderful time of the year?

Sure, you may share my post from yesterday with your friends.

Stacey said...

How precious those baby goats must be. I bet that really feels like spring time. Show us lots of pictures of the babies and Mama.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Deb said...

wow isn't spring wonderful! can't wait to see all the new babies

Susan S. said...

awwww...how cute are those baby goats! Ya'll sure have a lot of them.
Glad you got good news from St. Lukes! YEAH!

ginny said...

Awww, they sound so sweet. No baby goats here where I live, that I know of anyway. Gotta love the springtime!
ginny

justabeachkat said...

You can bet if I lived close enough, I would pop over to help and to get to meet you in person. THAT would be wonderful! It sounds like you're gonna be busy busy busy for awhile, but sometime I'd love to know how and why you started raising goats. Maybe you can do a post on that soon. If you've done it before it must have been before I started reading your blog.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

bj said...

Hi, Barbara..my goodness, you are a busy lady. And sounds like you have more goats than you can keep up with right now. And shrimp!! :O)
So glad he didn't need bypass surgery..hope he continues to do well.
xo bj

Sit A Spell said...

My Grandpa had goats and I loved them! I've enjoyed my first visit here tonight.

Southern Lady said...

Awww, Barbara ... I'd love to come and hold some of your babies ... they sound so sweet.

I hope you get your camera fixed soon so you can show them to us.

I'm so glad your brother doesn't have to have surgery. You get some rest when you can ... it sounds like you need it.

debbie said...

DEAR MAMA BARBARA,
MAMA HAD 4 BABIES....HOW BLESSED YOU ARE OUT THERE ON THE RANCH.....IT IS GOD'S SPRING TIME AWAKENING EVEN THOUGH HE IS STILL WITH US IN WINTER....EVERY TIME I WAS IN ON A DELIVERY AS A NURSE YOU COULDN'T HELP BUT CRY AT THE BEAUTY OF BIRTH AND A NEW BABY...ONLY GOD COULD CREATE SUCH A MIRACLE.
I'M SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF THE BABIES.
YOU HAD YOUR PLATE FULL....GOING TO THE ACCOUNTANT AND THEN YOUR DEAR BROTHER AND THOSE SHRIMP...I LOVE COCONUT SHRIMP OR JUST BOILED.
HUGS
LOVE
debbie

Tinta's Treasures said...

I just came across your blog. Your title is what stood out to me. My husband and I just started raising meat goats this year. We bought two pregnant moms. They both had twins. Then the guy we bought the moms from called us and said he had triplets that the mom rejected. We are now bottle feeding triplets. ( 2 does, 1 buck). Can't wait to see pics of your babies. I have a few pics of mine on my blog.
I'll be back to see the progress of your babies.
Oh, by they, I love shrimp and was drooling while reading about them.(lol)
Cindy (tinta)