Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday's Miracle

To say that this weekend was a long, stressful one is an understatement.  Saturday I was a zombie, back and forth to the barn checking on the babies, especially Daisy and her baby.  I put a collar on her and hooked her to the gate so she would nurse the baby.  She pitched a fit, tried to bite his tail, ran from him, pushed him a way when she was eating hay or grain....to say that I wanted to clock her one in the head is also an understatement.  I just had to remind myself how much I paid for her which I would tell you but my Dad reads my blog and I always lie to him about how much I pay for my farm animals so lets just say it was substantially enough that clocking her in the head was not an option but creative profanity worked just as well.  Saturday night I went to the barn at 11 in the evening and 4 in the morning to make sure he was able to nurse. By Sunday afternoon, she decided she would stand for him but only if I was there to rub her neck while he nursed, otherwise she just ran from him.  My parents came out on Sunday to see the babies and they said they would come on Monday to help make sure he got to nurse. I planned on leaving school early Monday so I could get home to make sure all was going well.  I got up at 4 am this morning to make sure I had plenty of time out in the barn.  I fed the boys first, then the chickens, then off to the big barn. Sassy and her babies were good and then there was Daisy................

.........standing in the stall, cleaning her baby boy and letting him nurse!!!  Of course this picture I took this afternoon, but you get the picture.  I wasn't sure if I should cry for joy or scream at her for causing major sleep deprivation and massive stress on me for 2 days.  She is CRAZY,  and oh she is just being such a good mom............

.........sharing her nice hay with him now instead of pushing him half way across the barn.........

................playing with him and showing him how to chew on my coveralls..........she is such an idiot, its like she had a total brain fart over night or just enjoys driving me CRAZY!  I am of course extremely happy this is going on now though her 'lil baby probably thinks he has a psycho for a mom. 

Sassy's lil kids are starting the jumping dance and are just too funny.  Everyone is doing well and we are all waiting for the BIG STORM to make its way into Ohio in some shape or form.  I ordered propane this morning, though it took me an hour to get through to them.  I was at 20% but just didn't want to risk it and since my driveway was nicely plowed and passable, I thought it best.  When I got home from school they had already delivered it! Our school has only used one snowday so maybe .....................

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, hurray-hurray-hurray! SO glad for you and the little buckling!

Foothills Poultry said...

It is great that Daisy accepted her little man. I would have been sleeping in the barn with worry. That is why I don't have goats.

~~Matt~~

jen said...

OMG I can't believe you lie to Dad!
That's why I am his favorite:)

Glad to hear the babies are doing good, Bobby and Gracie can't wait to them!

Periwinkle Farm said...

o i am soooooooo happy for you and very glad that things worked out! They are addorable!

Nancy K. said...

YOU did great! It's because you put in the time and effort so that the little guy could nurse that Daisy finally came around. His nursing probably stimulated her milk supply and if she didn't nurse him she'd be uncomfortable. Way to hang in there!

Dave Lewis said...

Great!!

Dave

Tammy said...

So glad to hear that Crazy Daisy took her baby! What a relief. You made me laugh with the line about your Dad reading your blog and you always lie about how much you paid. ;-) 11 inches of snow here so far and a very sick dog so the laugh was good.
Take care,
Tammy

Tracey said...

I am so happy for Daisy, the baby and you!!
Stay warm Kristie!

Susan said...

I knew she'd catch on :) Mother Nature comes to the rescue!!! Plus her babee is sooo adorable, how could she resist for long