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Wednesday, May 18 2011

Look who was born under the Smuggler's Moon last night!

Actually, he was born in the barn, with Dear Friend and Husband Vet assisting (just in case!), but the Smuggler's Moon filled the sky over the farm.  (I was stuck at work in the city. I guess in the city it's probably called the Drug-Dealer's Moon.  I'm just sayin'.)

His momma was a bit confused at first,  ("Where did THAT come from?!!") but finally realized that THAT was her new Baby Boy Buckling.  I'm still not convinced he's nursing well enough, but baby poop is coming out and one side of her udder is down.  I'm just never happy until I see them vigorously nursing.

These photos are 12 hours after birth.  I've had 4 hours of sleep.  (late night at work) I was awakened this morning by a man calling to find a baby lamb for his 10 year old daughter's birthday.  The man doesn't understand why he's having such a hard time finding one.  He doesn't even need the lamb for very long because, and I quote,

"She's only gonna play with it for a week and then be done with it."

Alrighty then. I was speechless. Then again, perhaps that was for the best. I see why he's having problems finding one. I didn't even mention this adorable baby goat.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 09:50 am   |  Permalink   |  13 Comments  |  Email
The worst thing is, he probably will find one somewhere.
Posted by Susan Riches on 05/18/2011 - 10:56 AM
Don't you just want to SMACK people like that?!?!?! I don't think I've EVER seen a more wildly patterned doe and baby!!! WOW!!! Gotta love the eyebrows......LOL....
Posted by Diane I. on 05/18/2011 - 11:44 AM
I know! As for the colors, I just LOVE them both. He is such a cute little fart that if someone doesn't snap him up quickly as a buck, I'm gonna wether the little booger and keep him as a pet/weed-eater! I'm toying with names now: Smuggler, Merle, Blackberry, Huckleberry (Huck), etc . . .
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 05/18/2011 - 03:22 PM
I totally get how momma feels - what the heck is that,and where did it come from? Baby is too cute for words! The man looking for the lamb - AARRRGGGHHHH! Such stupid, and he is parent to boot! the more I see of human nature in general, and in the behavior of adults with leadership roles in particular, the less optimistic I am about humans as a group. Babies always bring hope - thanks, I needed this today.
Posted by clairesmum on 05/18/2011 - 04:14 PM
I only have horses at this point but this little guy is tempting me to try goats. He is a cutie. Congrats!
Posted by Sarah S on 05/18/2011 - 06:32 PM
That boy is so cute, I don't know how you could possibly part with him! Keep him as a pet/weed-eater, herding subject/pal for the dogs ;-)
Posted by Terri's Pal on 05/18/2011 - 11:41 PM
Wow, the markings on those two, how lovely! And that man, well let's hope his search doesn't get any easier, the dumb twit:(
Posted by karen on 05/19/2011 - 01:23 AM
I love those patterns on the goats! Someone needs to teach that man that animals are not disposable toys. He needs to get her a toy lamb, or just take her to a farm to visit lambs.
Posted by Anne on 05/19/2011 - 08:21 AM
What a beautiful and neatly marked little goat kid. He's gorgeous. Love his mom too. Some folks just live in an alternate reality, eh.
Posted by Arlette on 05/19/2011 - 12:52 PM
I'd say I hate that color, but you and I are the only ones that would get the joke. And with how little sleep you are getting, you'd miss the joke too! He is gorgeous. And we are getting rain. Maybe he is a good luck goat. Smuggle Buck, the good luck goat? Ha! Not likely, but he's adorable. Sue, Emma June, Que Sigue, and the pack of lambs :^}
Posted by Sue on 05/19/2011 - 12:54 PM
Smuggler is the perfect name for that little moon-spotted guy. I'm just sad that you are selling off herding lambs because of the drought, and adding those darn goats. Sure, it's for the milk (a likely story) and not the cute factor.
Posted by Peg H. on 05/19/2011 - 05:02 PM
Yep Peg, the goats are for milk. Plus, milk goats don't take up any pasture. Goats are browsers, not grazers like sheep, horses and cattle. Dairy goats (at least these) aren't even browsing because I don't want my milk to taste like peppervine, honeysuckle, and poison ivy! They are eating alfalfa and a sweet feet for dairy goats.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 05/20/2011 - 01:16 PM
Sue, believe it or not, I actually got the joke. And even as I was sicker than a dog yesterday, it cracked me up.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 05/20/2011 - 01:18 PM

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