New kids on the block

Dear Diary,

Adam: This story is a bit old but because of being off the computer, it didn't get told.  I've been saving it to tell everyone once we were back online. 

We have a nanny goat named Stoney who was given to us when some friends moved and their new property didn't have enough land to support grazing her.  Little did we know when she arrived to live here that she was pregnant.  Over the course of time she got wider and wider and we waited the arrival of her offspring. On 20 September, I did my morning chores and said hello to the goats.  Later in the day, I went out to the barn to do some chores and as I passed the goat pen I looked in.  To my surprise, this is what I saw:

Stoney, Max & Lola
Stoney had given birth to twins!  This pair couldn't be more than about 8 hours old.  That must have been some delivery!

The next day I went to do my chores and the family was already out of the barn and playing.  The kids are staying close to mum
Goat milking stand in the background.
because she is the feeding station!



They have grown a lot since these photos were taken.  I'll update you soon with more photos.



Comments

  1. Oh wow lovely little kids. Mum had goats when she was young and living on a farm in NZ. She has always said she'd like a goat again someday. Those are big for new arrivals and incredibly cute. They are such fun to watch when they are playing.

    Henry.

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    1. The nanny is small so the kids are smaller than they appear in the photo; the scale is deceptive. If I hadn't seen it myself, I wouldn't have believed it. Stoney had made a nest in the in the morning and then had kids with her in the afternoon.

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  2. Giancarlo says:

    We think they’re adorable. Sasha says they remind him of a scene in one of his all-time favorite movies - “The Lonely Goatherd” marionette show from The Sound of Music. We like the names Max and Lola too.

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  3. Hi Giancarlo & Sasha, All our goats have names, some given by their former owners (Stoney, Maria and Skipper). The others my papa named: Zoe, Bianca, and Heidi. Heidi is from the book and Shirley Temple movie! Do you like marionettes? Papa has one and loves to watch the marionette movies and TV shows like "Thunderbirds", "Fireball", Stingray" and other Gerry & Sylvia Anderson shows. Your friend, Angelo

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  4. We have never seen any of the Anderson's marionette shows, but we'll have to check them out. We have seen their later TV show UFO, which is entertaining in its own kind of trippy way.

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