Baby goats born at the farm!
What an incredible couple of weeks! In the midst of the quarantine and the awful things going on right now, life goes on and babies continue to be born. Klondike had 4 babies on Thursday 4/2, and Godiva, who had to do one better than her sister, had 5 babies!
Good things to remind us that all is not bad in this world right now. Baby goats bring a smile to our faces!
Klondike's 4 babies - 3 boys and 1 girl. Meet Finn, Prismo, Gunther and Cinnamon Bun!
Godiva's 5 babies - 3 boys and 2 girls. We are still working on those names. We like the names: Sanka, Frappicino, Macchiato, Mocha, Kenya, Columbia, Cappuccino, Espresso, Dunkin, Maxwell and Starbucks.
Klondike seems have to settled in and is having no issues with keeping up with nursing her babies. Her appetite is huge, and she insists on leaving her stall to eat the wonderful clover in the goat paddock every day.
Godiva is adjusting to feeding 5 babies, and we are keeping a close eye to make sure that they are all feeding, and that none are being kicked away. Godiva seems to guide them to nurse, licking them and nudging each to her teats. We also put each next to her and watch them nurse at least 3 times a day. We anticipate that we will have to bottle feed soon, since 5 babies is a lot for one little momma to feed.
Life is good on the farm, and we love our goats!
We have a small family farm in Covington GA, where we have 3 horses, 3 dogs, a growing herd of goats, and many chickens, guineas and ducks.