yes, there are little ones on the farm! i never quite thought i would write that statement or at least so soon. we dreamed for so long of owning our own piece of land & having a barn full of animals, but in our 20s? right now? what a gift. a farmer? me? oh my goodness.
of course, we didn't do much in bringing these precious babies (err, goat kids) into this world. the amazing mamas did all of the work & finding them was quite the surprise!
you see, from my studio window, i can see our flock of chickens & the coop. i heard quite a bit of ruckus yesterday morning & looked out my window to find a hawk swooping down for one of our girls. i grabbed the nearest pair of shoes & ran out the door frantically screaming & waving my arms in the air. the hawk was gone quickly & guinea feathers covered the ground. i called luke in a panic & told him about the incident. he asked me to count our chickens to make sure we didn't lose one. i began counting & soon found myself at the goat barn in our lower pasture.
to my complete surprise, heidi was sitting quietly in the barn with two little grey & white furry balls. i immediately called luke & he was as shocked as i was. i watched them for over an hour, taking photos & thanking heidi for bringing these two onto our farm. it was a miracle & one i couldn't believe i was a part of.
an hour or so later, i checked on the little ones & again, to my complete surprise, bonnie had just given birth to a kid of her own! i found her snuggled in a hay pile next to her little one content & calm. it was so beautiful!
we checked on our newest additions to the farm this morning & they're all doing quite well! ginger is laboring in the pasture & we should have even more kids this afternoon! our total count is three right now & all doelings (girls)!
meet the kids!...
she's quiet & a little more reserved than the others, always tucking herself behind her mama or sister. her markings are unbelievably cute.
she's oh so precious with her white coat & very playful!
this little one has a personality of her own. she's adventurous & silly. she was the first to come up to me & will follow her mama outside of the barn. we're going to have to keep an eye on this cute one.
they're all yet to be named, but we are thrilled with these kids who have joined freckled hen farm!