I had hoped to have a baby goat fashion show for you, featuring all those little goat coats I’ve been knitting. As things would have it, it hasn’t even gotten down to freezing since the kids were born. We’re having beautifully mild weather. But last time I mentioned more photos and potential names, so for all my goat lovers out there – here they are!
Jessie’s twins were born February 10th.
|This is Jessie’s Beau. For some reason that old oak stump in the
goat yard is one of the first things all the kids want to nibble on.
|The circles on the top of his head are from being disbudded.|
|Beau’s twin sister Ellie|
|Ellie looks identical to their older sister April.|
Lini’s triplets came two days later, on Feb 12th.
|Conner is the firstborn, a buckling.|
|I tell him apart from his brother Jack by the light
spots he has on his jaw. Jack has waddles instead.
|Jack was second.|
|The boys coloring is nearly the same. Jack is growing in height
and length, while Conner’s growth spurt has been in width.
|The last of the triplets is a little girl I’m calling Lady.|
|Lady is similar to her brothers except no white. She’s
become hard to photograph because she’s so friendly.
Last but not least, Violet’s twin girls, now four-days old.
|Sky was firstborn.|
|Sky has very long legs. Kinders are supposed to have short legs,
so we’ll see how she turns out. Growing up changes things!
|Windy is the second twin.|
|She looks white in the photo, but she’s really more cream-color.
There are tips of very light-brown color, so she will likely darken.
Yes, I admit it, I take too many pictures of baby goats. But this time of year is such a joy around the homestead, so how can I not? No matter how long my to-do list, I make sure I spend some time every day enjoying my baby goats.
I will enjoy them all but keep only a few; the rest will head to new homes around the middle of May.