Today was a rainy, quiet sort of day with a certain gentleness about it. Jeff came inside with the sweetest smile on his face. He told me that our mama goat Bree had twins! What a delightful surprise on this March day. We bundled up Bracken and headed down to the goat barn. (Bracken and Jeff pictured above, on their way.) I knew our mamas were due soon, but it’s still always a surprise when the babies actually arrive. Bracken has been in the goat barn quite a few times, but this was his first time seeing baby goats.
I love being in the goat barn, it fills my heart with peace.
Here’s a bunch of pictures:
Reiki the barn cat is curious about Bracken
Hanging out in the goat barn
I love Jeff’s smile in this picture
I think Faun is the next mama that’s going to kid (have babies)
Funny picture of me, but you can see the other barn cat, Grr, watching from above. Mama Bree is pictured. We waited quietly and gently. Bree likes us to honor her space and get to know the babies slowly. She came over for some love and we petted her and told her what a good job she did. She had already eaten the placenta by the time we got down there. (Pallets work so well for goat barns!)
One of the twins venturing out to explore
“What’s mom doing?”
Blurry, but too cute to not be posted
I was surprised at how light their coloring was. They look like little angel goat babies.
They both look to be girls. I didn’t get too close because I wanted to give them their space, but I’ll double check the gender tomorrow. Jeff wants to keep one.
I just love watching them nurse. It’s the sweetest thing.
From Jeff’s perspective. We grabbed fresh chunks of straw to sit on, which the goats came over to eat from under us. Jeff said they just really wanted the attention. 🙂
Lots of interesting things for Bracken to see
They have little waddles, just like their dad!
Those eyes are soaking so much up
“What is that thing?”
Watching each other
Bracken likes Faun
All snuggled up for nap time. Time for us to leave.
A kiss for the road