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!!!!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Those cuties aren't doing a darn thing to help curb my longing for more goats. I just can't add anymore animals until we find out about our living situation in April. Then....depending on how things go.....watch out!! In the meantime, please give them hugs and scratches from me, ok?

kristi said...

Barb,
thanks for loving my cuties! Oh they are getting lots of hugs and fussings! Daisy's little boy is the most friendly and just runs right up to me. Yes, you probably should add a goat or two in the future;) I hope all is well with you!

Christy said...

I also have no desire to learn to do this job! I hope my vet will be willing to do it. I guess I should find out before babies are born. Luckily, we aren't planning on kidding until October so I have time.

Curbstone Homestead said...

Yay for a warming trend!!! Here in Colorado, we are expecting 50+ degrees and it will be well received!! So tired of the double negative degree days!

tera said...

See...this is why I don't come visit here very often, because every time I do I WANT GOATS!

sigh

They are so stinkin' cute. I wonder how the cats would feel about some new siblings?