Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sad News

I have not blogged for a long time, I know, I'm sorry. Life has been busy as usual. All the does are bred, and kidding should start February 1st. In the meantime, we are enjoying a little "vacation" with chores being so easy - we only have 5 does in milk that we are milking once a day, there are no kids to bottle and feeding is a pretty easy chore. I am enjoying my sleep-in time while it lasts, because the kidding chart is filled which means lots of fun and not much rest in just a few short weeks :).

Today I have some sad news to share with you though. If you have been a follower of my blog I am sure you have seen posts about a little goat named Trauma. She was a single kid born in March of 2012, who was born with a deformity - a crooked neck. From the moment she was born her sweet little face made her so hard to not fall in love with. We named her Trauma, I gave her lots of loving care. She learned how to walk and would come to her name like a puppy. She acted more like a dog than a goat, and was always in the milk room during milking time.

She lived with not too much trouble considering her crooked neck, but always seemed to have a little trouble breathing because of the way her neck was shaped and very often had a runny nose - which was fixed with a little tissue ;). The past few weeks tho she has seemed to not be doing too well. I did what I could but last night I knew it was time for her to go and she passed away laying in the fluffy straw she slept in every night.