Monday, February 8, 2010

Grandma & Rosie Kidded

Well, Grandma Maggie (Laports Mahogany Sage) and Rosie (Free Spirit Rosemary), her daughter, kidded within 6 hours of each other. Late Saturday night Grandma went into labor, and had two beautiful kids - a buckling and doeling. We are keeping the doeling, since Grandma is almost 10 and I want to have a "mini replacement" for her, plus she is just beautiful. She is solid brown, and a friend's little girl thought she looked like cookie dough, so we named her "Cookie Doe" - I thought that was cute. Their sire is PawPawNin Junior Mint.

Then we got up to feed those kids early Sunday morning and checked on Rosie, and she was licking off a buckling! So we dried him and dealt with all of that, then jumped back in bed for a few more hours of sleep. He is a very different color and very cute (& eats a LOT). His sire is Dreamy-Hollow's Parker.

Grandma and Rosie are both feeling very spunky and "light" today without all that baby weight, especially Grandma, as she was getting very slowed down by those kids. So, I am very glad to see her feeling well.

Some photos of the kids,

Cookie Doe. . . her ears are soo long. She is about 75% Nubian or so, I think ;).

Grandma's buckling,

Rosie's buckling,

Well, after all that, we got up and milked and fed. Then it was time to go cook buttermilk pancakes, and later in the day we went to a friend's house for a Super Bowl party.

Today, the snow is falling again - for the 3rd time I think this winter. This year we've had WAY more snow/wet than before. Hopefully the pastures will grow green with all of this wet... for now, it's going to add to the mud mess once it melts.

Have a great day!


Brenda said...

Beautiful kids! I really like the coloring of Rosie's buckling. He is unique.