sweet little ones on the farm


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!

love,
 natalie

11 comments:

Jenna Lou said...

What an amazing experience to have right in your backyard! The kids are so cute!

Kelly said...

Oh Natalie.. what a precious early Christmas blessing... So glad you shared... Sweet family you have...

Jess said...

Sweet babies, welcome!!!

emily o. said...

They are beautiful, and so sweet! What an exciting thing to be a part of.

Holly said...

Ivy says goat baby 3 looks like Neville Longbottom. She thinks baby #1 looks like a puppy. Lucy will also squeal when she sees the photos and Ivy can't wait to meet them!

thisemily said...

they are so incredibly cute! what a christmas gift, i say! :)

SuperMom said...

So blessed to have this tiny little miracles just in time for Christmas...we have witnessed many birth blessings and hope that one day we'll have goats of our own and witness this as well. Enjoy your precious moments on your farm. Blessings, from our family to yours, http://fourfarming.blogspot.com/

Liesl said...

Sounds like an awesome surprise!

R Dhad said...

They're so adorable! Congrats :)

Leah Samour said...

I think any time I need a dose of warm fuzzies, I'm going to look at these pictures! Oh my GOODNESS, they are cute!!!!

Katie @ sweet peas said...

Oh. My. Gosh. They are the cutest!! I showed my husband, and I think he wants goats now, too ;) ((too bad the military won't allow goats in our backyards on the Air Force base!))

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