Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
His mother had twins and she rejected him, but accepted the other one.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
1-11 Friday - Dad went on to Corpus, and the rest of us crammed into two trucks and spent the day inhaling cedar pollen and dust in Fredericksburg at the livestock show. We took the two bottle babies with us, because they needed to eat every two hours. (I ended up bottle feeding TWO of Maggie's triplets because the tiny boy was too weak to nurse, and it was too late to put the girl back.) When we got home we dropped off the goats and went straight down to a neighbor who had a lamb needing attention. The little lamb couldn't stand up, so couldn't nurse and follow it's mama. The neighbor really didn't want to raise a bottle baby so she gave it to us.
1-12 Saturday - Dad got back from Corpus at 2 am or something like that. Mum and Alex cooked and cleaned like crazy until it was time for them to leave. THANKS SO MUCH!!!! That was such a blessing. The kids and I left the house around two to go to the 4-H sale in Fredericksburg. Business owners, and various individuals get together and bid on each kid's animal. The kid then gets to keep the animal, plus the amount that was bid on them. The ones who won grand champion, etc, got lots and lots of money (in the thousands) but everyone else got pretty much the same amount whether they got 4th place or 15th. We didn't get home until after 9pm. UGH. The little lamb died in the evening. I think she must have had some sort of injury or birth defect.
1-13 Sunday - RESTED.
Granny Ruth passed away peacefully in her sleep early this morning.
1-14Monday - Kris picked Belle's kid up after work. I didn't get anything done due to a migraine all day.
The newest kid (Belle X River)
I took about 20 pictures of her and had to delete most of them because they were blurry.
Mooky named her Sprite.
Doing schoolwork again at last!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The girl is named Little Mattie after her aunt, who was Maggie's twin sister. Mattie died last year after a rough delivery, and Maggie was heart broken! Maggie ended up almost dying too, but she pulled through.