Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Our new year has us trying to keep our baby goats from freezing.
Our first two where born on the coldest day of the year 6th January when the temprature reach -25C with a wind chill that sent it way down to -45C.
Emily decided that it was time to give birth to twin boys. one white one back and white.
The pic is of the white one have a warm, his back legs where frozen so we brought him to the house and layed him on towels with a hot water bottle under him and a hot
His to nurses(Giz and Copper) watched over him for the 4 hours he was in the house. Giving me the opportunate to do other jobs. As soon as he started moving around the dogs wimpered and I went to see what was going on.
Emily happily received him back lettimg him nurse straight away.
His brother came next.
This up set Copper who cryed and howled for his new friend to come back, by 3 am I had him in bed carlming him down so we could all get some sleep.
At 9.30 I went to see if Peaches was ok and couldn't find her baby. He had crawled under the milking stand, I pulled him out and put him under the heat lamp, but I could still hear a baby crying and it wasn't coming from the 3 here.
I was out of heat lamps, but Baby and her Mum Jolie looked like theywhere doing a good job of cleanig the baby so I went off to buy another heat lamp for the night.
Peaches and Emily family will have to manage with one heat lamp as these two little fellows need heat, still damp we left them warm under heat. I have just returned from the barn checking to make sure they are ok.
He is a cute little guy with his skunk marking on his head.
They are 3 days old and showing no signs of harm from their frozen legs.
The can get in the barn and we did shut them in all day on Monday when it was so cold, but they have no heat they are well insulated with a warm wool coat.