Exciting Beginnings

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…

27 thoughts on “Exciting Beginnings

  1. Hahahahaha!!!!! Too funny! Poor Mamma! Having her baby farmed out to someone else. Bad farmers! Bad, bad farmers! LOL! :o)

  2. oh heavens….that was FUNNY. Poor Daisy. I love that picture of Bunny because I *never* see him that tired and sleepy. Definitely keep that picture up. 🙂 Mr. doesn’t mind.

    Spring….YEA!

    ~Annemarie

  3. It was my goat! You know that.
    How is my dog doing? Should we expect puppies?

    And I am still wondering what plant is in that little cup that Ryann gave me before she ran off. Was that set up? Hand her than plant than run!! I am hoping it is legal so I can plant it on our property.

  4. Maria, our dogs are in love. The other day Ryann was out there and said they were snuggled up together and actually ‘holding paws’

    I think you and i are going to be grammas in a few months.

    PS the plant is legal. Mint *is* still legal, right?

  5. um. i’m wondering if you’re the best choice of the 2nd person I want in the delivery room with me besides my husband when Eden is born. You’re likely to sock some random nurse in the hospital for not trying to nurse or hold my kid.

  6. I will tell Joe about the dogs. We will be related! Isn’t this exciting! Do you need more dog food? I think he sent her with a bag of puppy food…
    See you soon grandma!

  7. Nope, we don’t need no dog food. Banjo is happy to share with his lady friend. I think he will be sad when she leaves…

    Jess, I promise not to try and pawn your kid off onto some random nurse. If anything, I might just pretend she’s MINE. are you scared?

  8. Thanks for visiting, Jen!!

    That little goat is so precious. I am glad he has found his momma.

    Adorable baby!!

    Ruth

  9. Thank you so much for your note. I had very bad post partum depression after my third child and it actually gave me peace knowing that you went through that too (not that I would wish that on anyone and I am sorry that you had to go through that). It actually makes me feel a bit more normal instead of crazy. Thank you for sharing such a personal thing. I had a victory tonight that I am going to write about in a day or two. Thank you again. It really meant a lot.

  10. That is really funny.
    We are currently goat-less… our Mocha was attacked by dogs or something in the night about a month ago. Our barky dog was too far away to help and our wimpy Californian dog was in the garage for warmth that night (if it is 40 degrees, he cries).
    So we are goat shopping… for females. We plan to have fencing and closer doggy protection.
    We do have lots of eggs from our chickens right now, that is a nice thing and our garden areas are just about ready to go. We have lots of seedling going–ready to be planted very soon.

  11. Oh my goodness, that is *so* funny. Bait and switch – or rather birth and switch. :+) So glad it all worked out. I sure would hate to have been in the mama goat’s place! All that work for no rewarding snuggles.

    I love the growing things pictures and the one of you with a little buppsnip is just darling. We are getting our garden area a movin’ now that the rain has gone and the sun has decided to make spring happen here. You will just have to come and VISIT and see.

    Love you!
    Me

  12. I dreamed about you last night, Kate. I dreamed we were doing Rosetta Stone conferences together. Now THAT would be fun. miss you!

  13. Jul! Come and get one of ours. Seriously… we can make a day of it. We miss your family sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

    I will also give you some of the plants I’ve started from seed. I always accidentally over do things. I have way more than I need

  14. Oh what a sweet baby goat!
    I’m so glad you were able to find his mama!

    I’m jealous that your spring has arrived. We’re still buried in snow. But…it’s supposed to hit 40 by the end of the week! 😀

    Blessings,
    Michelle

  15. Hey Jen!
    Wow, is that baby cute! Those cheeks must weigh a pound a piece. I love that sweet little goat, too. We won’t have any until next spring, but that’s okay. We’re currently not bound to a milk schedule, so I’m going to appreciate that while I know what’s good for me.

    Quick question. How did you get your jeneralities.com domain? I can’t imagine you paid an arm and a leg for it. We just got our vendor’s license for our farm and want to get our own domain. I know some of them start at $200. We have our own name we want to use, so I guess it costs less if it’s not already in existence (which it isn’t). Any info is greatly pre-chee-a-ted! You can either leave me a comment or e-mail me at jennlovesjesus2@yahoo.com, if you wouldn’t mind. Thanks, Jen! — Jennifer 🙂

  16. Hey, me again. Thank you so much for the comment. I did check out godaddy and, frankly, it frightened me. A little too edgy for my liking — though I know you were an innocent bystander in your own “operation domain obtain”. Yes, I am tired, why do you ask?? Anyhoo, I’m going to look at some of the other sights, but I really appreciate the info. It helps.

    Also, back up there on comment #18, what exactly is a “buppsnip”? Is that Ukrainian or something? We have a Ukrainian family that keeps bees on our farm and I could perfectly hear the wife saying that…”Oh, look at the cute little buppsnip”. I don’t know if I spelled Ukrainian correctly, but who cares.

    Jennifer 🙂

  17. Oh my goodness- that is quite a mixup! I’m glad you got it all sorted out before the poor thing’s self esteem was crushed to smithereens.

    And your little borrowed bunny is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

  18. Good thing that the goats got it worked out!:) Still a cute baby goat and the little bunny…. even more precious:):). Your plants make me want to go on out and get some of my own going and pray that our boys don’t eat them!:):)

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