Friday, August 2, 2013
Had a baby goat born to a Nubian goat I bought a few months ago. I am not sure the little guy is going to make it, he is extremely weak, and I could not even get him to stand. I milked his mother for some colostrum; it was quite a struggle. With the help of a bucket of food and my husband Michael, I was able to get 1 oz. to feed him. Try as I may I could get him to take no more than a few mouthfuls. He is sleeping out with his mother right now. It makes me sad to think we might lose such a cute baby. That is the sad part of life on a farm; it is always a battle of life and death.
His mother seems lost on what is happening, she still has not passed the after birth, but I am keeping a close eye on them both. I wish now I had sold her before the baby was born, but it is what it is. I blessed him, and if he lives he will be given to a poor family.
I will post any changes as they take place.
Shekhinah mom of Mahanaim Farm
Creating the future from the past Once beyond organic (Thanks Asplundh), but always done in love.