At night in the golden glow of the lights, when all the babies and moms have been fed and bedded down for the night, the barn becomes a peaceful and restful place.
Yesterday Donna and I went for a walk in the woods on the farm. Deep in the woods is this pond and Donna said she had never seen it clear and in the summer it becomes black. The vegetation around it and in it keeps it dark. It was fun to be able to see parts of the farm I had never seen plus I got lots of exercise.
We have baby goats in pens all over the farm. I don't have any idea how many babies there is but hopefully Deann knows how many she has. I just get to enjoy them.
The baby goats seem to try to out do each other. This one was either playing on a tree or yelling "Hey Mom. where are you?". Life is never boring for them as they discover the world they live in.
The chickens have gone to roost in the hen house. Most all of them go to roost as soon as it begins to get dark. But we have a few that insist on getting up in the trees at the hen house and Deann has to chase them out every night and make them go in the house. If we miss one it will be caught by critters during the night.
It's dinner time in the barn. The bigger babies have learned to eat hay and grain and they go after it. The barn becomes a busy place at dinnertime.
We finally have kids! The pregnant goat finally had her babies yesterday and I can't believe it but she only had twins and they were not big, just normal size. She must have been eating a lot or her belly was swollen instead of her ankles! It does look like she will have plenty of milk for them.
The baby goats are allowed to go in the field with Mom today and they run and jump and play for awhile and then they find Mom and have a snack. They seem to have so much fun and just enjoy being alive!
Yes, the snowdrops are in bloom and the daffodils are up! Spring is coming, winter may sneak back in for some more snow but spring is waiting on the hill ready to rush down the valley leaving a trail of purple violets and wild larkspur and the bright yellow of daffodils!
In a couple of nights we will have a full moon, the Hunger Moon. It's almost full and last night one of the goats was taking advantage of it and walking in the field. This warm spell reminds me and the goats of how much we look forward to spring and we are hungry for green grass, flowers and warm weather.