It's been a very busy day! I went out to a friends farm to pick up wheat, turned into kidpocolypse! Lol a doe I had sold him early this year dropped triplets yesterday afternoon and while she's an excellent mom, this little cutie wasn't thriving. He just couldn't stay upright to nurse. So we grabbed mom and tried to get him on the teet but he just kept falling down. Multiples sometimes have a hard time thriving-especially in the cold. He was the last to be born and momma did try to get him up and nursing. But he was just to weak. So my friend had me take the little buck to bottle feed goats milk for the next 2 mo... 😳😎🤠 I have alot of frozen goat milk and goat colostrum as you can see from my images. (Swipe away!) I keep them frozen in my leftover breastmilk bags cause it's the perfect size for one feeding per goat/kid/animal! You see he is the 3rd of triplets! The other two are up and bouncing about and doing well. As soon as I got him inside, warmed up and a warm bottle he gobbled it down! I'm thrilled and think he will be ok. Hes currently sunning in the window on my couch... my littlest farmette named him, "Spirit". (Her favorite movie/show/horse.) So little Spirit it is. Let's hope he has the spirit of that mustang to keep going!
As the last day of #farmsteadersholiday
this is a good one to end on. #love
You have to love what you do to keep going. To trudge out in the snow and freezing temps to love on a newborn baby who may not make it. Love what you do to break ice out of water buckets in 10degrees in the morning. And haul warm water to the entire barnyard, then muck out frozen piles of shit and hay to give them fresh bedding every few days. Love is what it's all about I think. I love my family enough to work this hard for them. To have this life, to work hard for our livestock, our gardens, our food. It's all for Love. This isn't my goat. I'm not keeping him, but I love him enough to feed him 4-6x a day and keep him inside to ensure he thrives until he is big enough and strong enough to go back to my friends herd. It's for Love. The greatest of all gifts. Happy Saturday folks ❤👩🏻🌾🐐