Saturday, June 2, 2012


It's happening again...

We're adding on.

That's right.

Bring on the babies...


Introducing our new arrivals-- Shaun and Timmy the baby goats!

(Wait... what did you think I was talking about?)

It was a bit of a rough kidding, but momma and babies came through just fine.  And I SO wanted Timmy (he has spots!) to be a doe so that we could keep her (because of the spots!  I love spots!), but no, of course we got bucks.  Oh well.  That's how it goes sometimes.

Jonah named them, of course, after characters in his favorite show, Shaun the Sheep.  He spends lots of time holding and playing with them and I keep reminding him that we can't keep them...  Hoping he's going to be okay with that.  They're pretty stinkin' cute, especially bouncing around like they have springs for legs.  It won't be long, though, before they're going through the fences and getting into all sorts of trouble...


Earlier in the week, we had discovered the well-hidden nest of a duck who's been missing for a while.  I knew she was either sitting on her nest or something ate her.  We were thankful it was the nest.  Then this morning, Nathan said he hear peeping coming from her nest.  Later when I went by the spot, I heard peeping, too, but it wasn't quite right, so I peeked in at her and...

Yeah, those aren't ducklings.

Bastard chickens?   It would seem that way...

So now we have two chicks in the house so that the mama duck can be allowed to finish the gestation of her actual duck eggs. (The gestation of a chick is considerably shorter than that of a duckling.)

I'm not sure how they'll possibly survive in here with the two giant monsters trying to "love" them, but they're more entertaining than any toy, that's for sure.


  1. And how exactly did the chicken eggs get into the duck nest??

    Adorable baby pic as usual.

    1. Apparently we have a very smart chicken... she hid her eggs along with other hidden eggs.

  2. I'm from Alberta, Canada and I enjoy following your posts (and also your mom's). I'm retired and my husband and I live on 3 1/2 acres outside of Edmonton.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoy it! I love hearing that people actually read this... :-)

  3. Congratulations, Aunt Katie. Love You!

  4. Ok- yes, I had a mini heart attack when I read the first line. Those baby goats are precious! And the chicks- man, that was funny!