Thursday, June 25, 2009

She's a Keeper!

Betty Bob suprised me with a middle of the night delivery. The goat pen is right outside our bedroom window, and I woke up to hear grunting. I sat up while I was trying to wake up and process what was happening. I realized it must be Betty Bob in labor since it was the same sounds Bambi made and different than I've ever heard them make before. So I pulled on clothes, grabbed towels and gloves and a flashlight and headed out. She was in labor and pushing some, but the baby didn't seem to be coming quite out. I waited a while and she would push and you could see hooves and nose--so the presentation was normal--but the baby didn't seem to be coming along. Finally I applied a little pressure to the head as she pushed and the baby slid right out.

Since Bambi had twin boys, I kept telling Ivy she'd better have some serious talks with Betty Bob before she kidded. It must have worked because Ivy got what she ordered! She wanted a little elf-eared, blue-eyed doeling and that's what Betty Bob delivered. Momma and baby are both doing well. Unfortunately, Ivy is over at a friend's house and missed the delivery and doesn't actually know she got her order yet. I doubted they would appreciate a 5 am call...


ittybittyandpretty June 25, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

oh how sweet! and what a great experience. have fun watching them grow.

Anonymous June 25, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

How cute, ah so sweet.Blue eyes too? wow so sweet.I never knew a goat could have blue eyes but why not huh, they are a gogeous color I have blue eyes as well.LOL..Thanks form sharing this little peace of life.

brokenteepee June 25, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Congratulations!!!! She is so cute and how nice to get a doeling. They seem to be in short supply this year.

Anonymous June 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

Oh my goodness that is awesome,pretty pretty lil girl;)

Melissa June 25, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

What a cute baby!

Rebecka June 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

She's cute and has nice spots. That's exciting!

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.
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