Just look at this cute little fellow:
…and I didn’t think any of the goats were pregnant. Silly me. Either that, or the goat we “borrowed’ from Maria earlier this week is one potent Billy.
The sad thing is that the mama, Daisy, can’t stand her new little baby. He keeps trying to approach her and snuggle and the mean old thing just head-butts him. Emmiko had a clever idea of putting Daisy on the milk stand and then putting the little guy up there to nurse – but when they are not on the milk stand Mean Mama doesn’t want anything to do with her little boy. So Emmi has become his mommy. He follows her everywhere and rubs his little floppy eared head against her ankles. Sad but sweet.
In other news, there’s new life everywhere I turn
I love this time of year, I really do.
This little fellow is sort of new, too. He’s six months new.
He’s my very favorite little bunny in the whole world and I just love him and his siblings and his mommy.
ok, i’m going to cut this short — we have all sorts of fun and exciting things happening around the Ig Farm. I’ll try to update again semi-soon.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
**** Edit and Update!
Ok… *now* I know why Daisy refused to be a good mama to little Milo. It’s because Daisy was NOT his mama. Coie’s goat, Gee, is the mama. Once all of us dummies figured out there was a mix up at the hospital we were able to put baby and the real mama together. He is nursing and getting along just fine. Boy are we incompetent farmers. I hope there’s not a law suit…