Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another new baby and an unexpected visitor

This is Lucy's baby girl. She was born yesterday afternoon. She weighed in at 6lbs 9oz. She and her mom are doing fine.

We haven't named her yet. She is on the list of possible keepers, so we have to think a bit about the name.
We also found this rather odd trail wandering across the pasture and stopping at the barn. It took a few minutes to figure out what made it and to discover out visitor.

A goose has taken up residence next to our barn. It seems to walk just fine, but has made no attempt to fly or even flap its wings. I can get as close as about 6 feet, then it tries to run away (not an easy thing in the deep snow.) To keep the kids happy I've thrown it a few scraps and some chicken scratch. We'll see what happens as the weather warms.

Right now he/she seems pretty happy just hanging out with the goats.


Grace said...

Another very sweet baby!
How many goats do you usually have?

Alan said...

We have 12 French Alpine Goats. Five more pregnant ones spread out over the next few months (I hope!) We should be swimming in milk here soon.

our friend Ben said...

What a sweetheart! (And ditto for Phileas.) Congrats on the new additions to the family!

Callie said...

Cute kid! I always wanted to keep them all. Hope the goose is OK. I think they are so pretty.


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