Monday, August 27, 2012

Life and Death on the Farm.

Life on the farm is very rewarding but does come with it's share of tragedy...
The weekend before last our first set of twin baby goats were born. Unfortunately they were born to a mother that had been struggling with an udder infection. During weeks before the birth we were tending to the source of the infection and dosing her with antibiotics. She started to show strong signs of improvement around the week of the 22nd of August. However, on Saturday the 25th she gave birth to two premature little goaties :o( A boy and a girl. Neither of them lasted very long. The boy went first and the girl (below) went a few hours later despite our best efforts and Pippas' collie, Sugars' constant nursing.

When I saw that it's little hooves hadn't even hardened properly yet I knew it was born way too soon.
On the upside!!!
We should be getting healthy newborns any day now!!
I'll make new posts as it happens!

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