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.
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.