Okay so I didn’t blog last night. I had every intention to but things just didn’t go as planned. Well, most of the day did. I did chores and helped Mom get a few things done around the farm. Things like burning the brush pile and getting some seeds planted in the garden. I even took time to Register Melody. She is Carrie and Chuck’s baby and both are registered stock.
Then I went to rope and found that Coop had an issue with one of her shoes. I had to make arrangements to get it fixed without leaving her for along time as there is a gap between her hoof and the shoe. After dealing with that I was tired and it was late so I thought I would just wait until morning to blog… After all the only thing we needed to do was name Pace’s Twins and tell about her Dramatic birth. That shouldn’t be a problem, right??
Okay, then I went to sleep and got up for the 3am feeding … At that point I found Piper had popped out twins but I thought I still had it under control. By the morning feeding, and Pistol spitting out one more baby, I will now admit to everyone I don’t have it under control. So This is going to be another catch up post and every one of the babies are named as I posted to Facebook and Plurk this morning to get them names Quickly.
So Here is Pace’s twins … Heaven’s Joy named them Nemo and Dory as one is a girl and one is a boy!
Pace did have a bit of Drama with her delivery but it is a different kind of drama. It consitted of a middle of the night delivery while the dogs engaged a coyote on the other side of the pasture. Short version is Mom with Flashlight protecting the babies and Pace, Me with the gun and the Dogs doing their job. With the dogs handling the coyote I ran to the house and traded my gun for the birthing kit and helped Mom get everyone into the new barn. The long version would make for a better story but my post isn’t done yet and I don’t plan on this one post becoming a Novel!! LOL
At three AM I found Piper with her twins … Now named Chip and Dale by Mary on Facebook. Again one girl and one boy. (Mom said Dale can be a girl’s name too…LOL)
This morning at chore time I found Pistol spitting out this little bundle … A single Girl That Katie O dubbed Jessie!
It is at this point in the day that I actually plurked … STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF… LOL … As I continued chores I found that my Big Black Buck, that I call Bob, had gotten his head stuck in the fence. It took two of us to get his head unstuck and that was all before 9am.
Then add in our bottle feedings and Man has life been crazy these past few days … Really, the crazyness needs to stop around here. If you are keeping count, I walked the pasture today, we only have 4 or 5 more ewes to go so life should calm down very soon I hope. As for the rest of my day I am headed to get Coops hoof fixed, attend a college roping to try and get noticed for the rodeo team scholarship and I am praying that all stays quiet. However, I will not be responsible if things go crazy again … My plan is to get back to posting daily but only God knows what is instore for our wonderfull little farm!!