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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by NH Homesteader, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Feb 12, 2019
    baymule

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    Fresh greens would definitely cheer you up over the winter.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    We have a baby goat! Yes, a single. And, of course, a single buck. Ughhh. He's been named Lucky. Cause he's darn lucky he didn't have a sister, or he'd be sausage! Lol. He's dry, Patty is passing the placenta, and I ran in quickly to deal with human children and am now headed out to make sure he finds a teat. I can't believe she had a single after having twins last year!
     
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    Woo Hoo - Congrats! Go Patty!! And of course - a boy. :rolleyes: He really IS lucky...for now? Will he be made into sausage later? Are you gonna keep Patty around? I know you're not milking but she's a sweetie and wants to live with you forever, lol! I just love wittle goats! :lol:
     
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    Congrats on the little one! Sorry it's a boy and a single, but congrats anyway :) Any chance of a pic?
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Lol DH wants me to keep Patty. So since she and the sheep don't always love each other, I will also keep Lucky. Which means I'm going to be taking a trip to the vet to have him disbudded.

    We have a ton of brush we need cleared so they have a job! Sorry for the bad pic, it's all I could do at the moment! 20190212_150731.jpg

    He's drinking away now! Little waggy tail, so cute!
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh - he's a cutie!!

    What's the temp up there today? And how's Charlotte looking?
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    It's cold, 19 degrees. But the barn feels much warmer, and the heat lamp is on.

    I didn't go down to see the pigs today, but Charlotte looks big. DH went down to give them hay and she was harassing him for attention.

    We've lost our sense. Keeping a pet wether, and if Charlotte doesn't farrow we're keeping her as a pet/farm mascot lol!

    It's snowing now... ugh.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Cannot imagine having baby/ies in that weather! It was cold when Lucy delivered - but nowhere 19! I'm always amazed that as long as they get dried off and nurse - they usually withstand the temps pretty well. But, a heat lamp is cheap insurance!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Love it! My female pigs are all very tolerant of all babies. Some sows will nurse other babies too. Charlotte might make a very nice auntie/babysitter. :)
     
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