This morning, we drove to Omaha from Tonganoxie, an almost 8 hour drive, round trip.
We have just returned home.
We went by a lot of fields that are too wet to plant.
And some that have been, with charming old barns and even older houses (like the brick one in the trees).
Keith has been under the weather today, so this was a sacrifice of love for him, and I really appreciate it.
The wonderful Michaele Olesen, from Sprount N'Wings Farm
had read of my search for goat kids, and she has gifted us, along with her beautiful twins Rylee and Rikki, with two of the bucklings from their latest group born. If you click on the link, you will see all four.
We did not get to visit long. Michaele showed me how to bottle feed, and was kind enough to give me a Pritchard's nipple, as we had gotten the wrong kind... and our Pritchard's are on order but have not come yet.
Here is Keith with Cutie Number Two:
He has the most beautiful white around his soft little ears, and a white ring around his nose.
They had a good ride back, and we stopped about 40 miles out so they could each have something to eat.
They are in a crate in the bedroom right now, though their little barn is ready. We realized that we need to really watch them today, as it's still only about 54 degrees out. In fact, Nugget and the babies, who are so sick of their small pen... are still in.
Once I get the hang of feeding them today, then they will move out to the little barn, which has become a goat heaven.
There would have been more pictures in Omaha, but it was blowing on the little babies, and we wanted to get them started home. We had a near miss in the downtown freeway, someone had tried to back OUT of his exit in the middle of the road and into our lane, and thank God, Keith saw him in time.
This is the one Michaele has been calling Kody, and the other, Kaycee.
I would say Kody weighs 2 pounds, and Kaycee, 3.
Worn out after all the excitement.
And... the camera broke. The lens is not opening, so I am waiting for a while to see if it settles down.
Michaele, Kody did drink for me. We aren't very elegant about it, but he got it down!
They are sleeping in the crate right now, with Keith on the bed next to them, and Abby laying there watching them. We have the big dogs outside.
No, they won't live in the house, but Keith wants to be sure they are doing well tonight.
Abby wants to play, but she is just too big for the little dolls.
The big dogs don't know they are here yet, and we are keeping them far apart.
And now, I've got to get supper in the oven. I remembered everything as I flew through chores this morning, except to put the roast in the crockpot, so we are having dutch oven roast tonight.
We had our Quatro De Mayo dinner of tacos last night!
And that's it for a bunch of worn out animals and people at Calamity Acres!