Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Still get Surprised Now and Again

Right before I left on my little trip I got a surprise from Sweet Pea. Now you all have to understand Sweet Pea is a very, very...let's put it politely, round goat. The last week I was thinking she was even out doing herself in the roundness a little. So the day of the surprise I was out checking on everyone in goatie land like I do several times a day because you never know what mischief those goats have gotten themselves into. All you goat people are nodding your heads right now I know! Any ways , she wanted back in her stall so that made me a little suspicious.  After all, it was not like Sweet Pea to  be wanting back in  during prime grazing time. She didn't get that full figure by hanging out in the barn all day! I let her in her stall and made a mental note to come back out soon and check again.When I did  sure enough she had a kid about a third of the way out and stuck with it's feet behind. 
Well, I tugged it out and  started working on it as it was having a tough time getting started. I finally get it to breathing sort of regular and look over and danged if there was not another bigger head sticking out with no legs again. I tried to reposition it but there was just no doing it. So quick prayers were said that I could get it out with out breaking it's neck. It was looking at me and that really made it a bit worse.  After a little work, that seemed like forever but was only a minute I am sure, the second one was out and OK. Whew!  So I am thinking that day Mr.Tumnus broke out and had a big ole fun time in the girls pasture was when these two were made. Yes, I know you all are asking, How could you not know she was expecting?! Well, like I said she is exceptionally round and she was still letting her grown daughter snack everyday so she had a milk bag. Some goats are just like that on not weaning. She is the only one we have like that here though. This is her right after kidding when she should be all sunken in.Yeah right,not Pea! She is normally twice this fat or more,lol!
If there is one thing I have learned it's that something on the farm is always going to happen unplanned!
So here are my little surprises...
Total goatie cuteness I know! This is the first one,a little girl...
The Boy named her Popsicle,lol! She is our first baby ever to have wattles!
The second, and much larger one is named Buster. He looks like something dropped on his head and ran down his face! Buster also has on white shoes!
They are both very sweet and tame. Sweet Pea is a good momma. She hates all other goats and will try to pound them to mush or even bite them but she loves her babies more than any goat we have ever had. I am not surprised that she is the one who snuck in a date with Mr.Tumnus!
Thankfully it all worked out ! I will take these kind of surprises any day!

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they sure are cute! so glad you were home to help her! yikes!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Thank goodness you were there!
What cuties they are- just precious.
Good job, Sweet Pea!

Sandy said...

Those are the best kind of surprises! Congrats!

DFW said...

Precious!

wayside wanderer said...

Whoa and wow! That IS a surprise. I guess there is no time for changin' into baby goat birthin' clothes? They are too cute and I am especially partial to Popsicle. She adorabibble.

Texan said...

Holy cow those kids have grown a lot since I was there. They look great! Those secret dates with the buck, oh ya it happens to anyone who raises goats LOL....

Patty Woodland said...

They are just adorable. Sometimes you are just meant to be where you end up

the wild magnolia said...

Oh for joy. Baby goaties are so huggable. Glad she is a good Momma. Love the last baby face shot!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a great surprise - such cuteness!

Jill said...

How exciting! They are lovable...adorable babies. I love the names too!

Marigold said...

Oh, so cute! And wattles too! Yay! Congratulations!

Pam said...

Aww....love, love, love! So pretty and So happy all turned out well! Good going Melodie! xx

p.s. Cliff says he will take them off your hands for ya....;).

S. J. Qualls said...

That would have made me nervous! Glad they came out ok. They are adorable look like toys!

Lin said...

Hooray! I like surprises too! I sure hope I find some cute baby goats around here. ;) Oh wait...I need a momma goat first??? Bummer.

LindaG said...

Glad to see your new arrivals are doing well. Congratulations!

Suzanne said...

OH HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to move so I can have goats!

(Ill be looking to you for advice)

Congrats on your new furbabies!

Furry Bottoms said...

What a wonderful, wonderful surprise!!! And they are so stinking cute!!

DebH said...

Now that was an awfully cute surprise! They are both so colorful and sure glad you were on standby. Sounds like you were needed and really glad it turned out well. That little girl is a knockout!

edenhills said...

Glad it all worked out! They are just adorable.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh! I DID shake my head! lol
And they DO get up to all sorts of mischief! (and worse!) :)

Good grief but those babies are PERFECT!

I cannot say just how much having goats has changed (and improved!) my life......but I bet you know! :)

Blessings to the wee ones.......
do these twins make my belly look fat....? :)

Have a wondrous day, luv!

ps. Buster is wearing spats! lol

small farm girl said...

Awwwwww! Love it!!!!

in the coop said...

Those little kids are so stinkin' cute! We've had a similar surprise when our dog, who we thought was fixed, went and had nine puppies on Halloween morning.

John Gray said...

delightfulx

Saun said...

They are cute what a nice surprise.

goatgirl said...

Now that is my kind of surprise!