Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We have four kids now!

Four young goats that is!

In early March, we bought these four baby goats that were just 7 days old. They are going to spend the summer happily browsing through the brambles and brush that we need to clear in a couple of overgrown fields. Goats like to eat that sort of thing. Even before they entered the barn, they had been named: Cinnamon Roll, Bubba, Fawn and Blackie.

Being so young, we had to teach each one how to drink from a bottle but they were quick learners. Twice a day, for 4 weeks, Abigail, Samuel, and Ethan have mixed formula and fed them. The warm spring weather has provided quite a bit of play time as well. Abigail has even trained them to race her:

What was impossible when we lived in town, in now such a simple decision on the farm. These animals have provided a great lesson in responsibility, have brought a few friends to visit at chore time, and are a fun addition to our days.

Happy Spring! From our family... and our new kids


Mama2fiveblessings said...

Soooooo cute. I can't wait to see them in a few more weeks!! What a blessing to have such wonderful teachable moments and real life experiences! Inspiring :).
Love you,

Maria Rose said...

OOOOH I love goats! How fun!

Mary Beth said...

just for fun, pushed 'next blog' and here I am. very cute and inspiring! love it!