Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Midnight Express

No,my friends,this is not a story of a train. It is however,a story of a goat. I know big surprise on this blog,lol! So...meet my own personal Midnight Express....Sweet Pea!


I know you are wondering why I am calling this tiny goat the Midnight Express.Well,let me tell you all the story!

Long about midnight,see the connection starting to form already,The Boy burst in to my  room and says Sweet Pea is in labor.When I say burst I am not exaggerating,like to gave his ole Ma a heat attack! For one thing,The boy never gets in a hurry for anything.That is just his personality.I have rarely seen him get past a mosey along! His nick name in T-ball, years ago, was 90 Year Old grandma! He was the only kid that would walk the bases and then stop and yawn between second and third with everyone yelling the whole time for him to run! On the plus side,he has no temper.You can hardly make The Boy mad! Now see, I have gotten off track! My mind just bounces around like that! Back to the story of the Midnight Express...
So I get up and stumble out side grabbing an old towel from the box that I save them in just for goat birthing time. Soon as I open the door I hear Sweet Pea screaming like a freight train.  See more connections with trains! Good grief she was hollering! That didn't sound well. She was due last Sunday and my long time readers will remember she is the money goat. I say the money goat because, in a matter of mental lapse  according to my Hubby, I paid for her to have a goatie c-section when her first kid was so big it got stuck. She came to our farm bred so who knows what went on there. Any way...she was screaming and pushing and not making any progress. I could see she was having trouble.Waiting is hard in these situations. Finally a little hoof appeared! I felt around a little to make sure the kid was in the right position and thankfully it was! So I began to gently pull the legs....nothing..gentle tugging became more aggressive tugging. All the while Sweet Pea was licking my leg between screams like she knew I was helping and was thankful for it. Pea is not an affectionate goatie so this was a little surprising. Eventually and what seemed like forever but was in reality  only a few minutes I was able to get the head out! She a a big baby girl! This is Harley's daughter who has gone to his new herd of 10 girls! So here is the Midnight Expresses delivery,Little Big Head!  She will get a real name soon,but considering how her big head almost kept her out of this world Little Big Head seems to fit for now!

I was hoping she would have Harley's beautiful color but it was not to be. She has the longest hair of any kid we have had here though! Mother and daughter are doing well this morning! Just in case you didn't know baby goaties are one of the hardest things next to Big Foot to get a picture of! I took around 30 pictures and had about 5 that were not blurry! They just cannot be still!

She has no real name yet. It usually takes us a few days to pick out just the right name for our kids. Feel free to make suggestion if you want!

So the moral of today's story...screaming goats with over sized babies at midnight....oh heck, there is no moral! Except maybe,I will need a nap today for sure!

20 comments:

Texan said...

And adorable she is!!! Your discription of your son tickles me. I can just imagine him bursting into your room LOL and you thinking my gosh the house must be on fire cuz he is so laid back LOL.

the wild magnolia said...

Great post, I absolutely loved it, from the descriptions of The Boy, to the goatie tales. Little Big Head, well, she is a beaut!

Good to hear from you!

Thank you, for sharing.

texwisgirl said...

oh, what a sweet little big-headed girl! :) glad things went better this time w/ your money goat!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh my...cute, cute, cute. So glad it all ended well. (So this was a vbac?) Can't wait to hear her name. My name suggestions are...Penelope (because it ends in "pea" like her mama and it is just fun to say) or maybe Zinnia or Posey to carry along the flower theme.

Lin said...

WOW! I'm impressed that you knew what to do in that situation!

I'm going with "PEZ"--you know, cuz she's got a big head.

Pricilla said...

Awww, she's precious. We have one more to go too!

Tayet Silverspoon said...

Sprite, Snow White, Magnolia, White Rose, White Lily, Baby's Breath (Baby for short), Char, Maya. Just a couple name suggestions my sisters and I came up with.

She's adorable! My younger sisters first comment was: "She has a big head." Without knowing the story.

Tayet

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congratulations! What a sweet furry little baby you have!

Teresa said...

She is awfully cute! Good thing the boy was checking on her (how do you do that~I'm the one that has to go check them at midnight here).

Doc said...

How adorable is that face, sure wish we could have a gotie.

DebH said...

Wowzer and good thing you were there to assist! Little B is a gorgeous girl! and how the heck did that boy of yours know to check? Way to go and Congratulations! What a good description of your son also, I like that....I like that alot!

Sharon said...

Exciting post! Adorable kid! Why don't you try to find big headed girl in a different language, it may make a pretty name.

I don't believe I could make it birthing kids anymore at my age, I need my sleep.....

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So totally adorable, Melodie. I haven't seen a baby for awhile. I almost forgot how cute they are. :)

Kelly said...

I never knew how much I would come to love baby goats! They are so dang cute-and this one, well she's just adorable! I love her all white coat!

Our babies are getting big, in 3 more weeks they will be ready to wean and be sold. We're trading one and a milker for a butcher pig.

Oh, and the last of our babies born had to be pulled, but it wasn't hard. Her birth sac had burst before she was all the way out and I wanted her free to breathe.

Jim Fisher said...

Adorable is right. Enjoyed the story, Thanks for the smile

Lisa said...

Too cute!! But you're right kids are the hardest thing to take pictures of.

I think you should name her Blanche Neige.

Chris said...

Hi Melodie

I've been trying not to think too much about getting goats on top of everything else...

...and then you go and post such lovely photos.

Great, thanks a lot! Another brilliant blog I'm gonna have to read now!

Jim said...

Melodie, this was fun to read....for me anyway! I think baby goats are the cutest of all 'farm' animals.
How about Choo-Choo for a name? Seems to fit her...moving all the time.

John Gray said...

still here still reading!!!!

Rachel said...

Loving that Daisy! Goats are just the funnest (is that a word?) pets... I loved having ours and I know our little guy would enjoy getting some now!

Congrats on your sweetie!