Thursday, February 10, 2011
"D"- Day on the Farm
Yesterday was D day for the babies.......dehorn day! The twins were 12 days old and Daisy's baby boy was 11 days old. My vet likes to do the dehorn from 10 days to 2 weeks old. Dehorning is one farming element I have no desire to learn how to do. I am game for many new farming things but thats not one of them. Its not like I am kidding out tons of baby goats per season so the cost is not the factor for me. I much rather pay the vet to take care of that. I dropped them off at the vet at 8 in the morning and I picked them up after school. One of the doctor's assurred me that they looked like a great lunch to eat......I so appreciate a vet doctor with a good sense of humor! Good thing I worked there for so many years! My parents had stopped over and my Dad said when he went out to the barn Sassy came right up to him screaming and following him around looking for help to find her babies. Sassy is quite the drama goat and boy she was happy to see them!
So all 3 of them have their dehorn identification marks. Daisy's little boy pictured above already had very prounced horn buds so it was good that he got them done when he did. He is such a little lover and loves to jump on me and nipples on everything he can.
It was a tad nippy today, actually -9 when I started the mini-van to warm it up this morning and the windchill put it well into the negative teens. Since the sun was out I let the babies play for a bit after school. They are hay jumping crazy kids!
I would post more things but since its just snow, more snow, and icicles...well the babies are just more exciting. There is a heat wave coming in next week, the 40's by Thursday!
Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!!!!