Friday, October 05, 2007

Life of a goat farmer...

One of my goats had babies on Wednesday. Both kids were doing fine. Thursday AM, the bigger one couldn't walk anymore. Brought it in the house. Milked Mama and fed baby. Went to work, researched on the internet, decided it had to be "floppy kid syndrome". Off to get pedialite... Fed it, held it, did all sorts of tricks with it and it got stronger. The problem was that last night, I didn't leave it on a heating pad and it died. I tried. Know better for next time....

Heather

6 comments:

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Aww, sorry to hear Heather! You did the best you knew! The other kid doing ok? : ) lk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

oh, that's too bad! hopefully the other one does okay!
Jenny

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Sympathies. Are all the others okay?
-a

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Oh, Heather, and baby goats are so
cute. Spoke with Janelle Lake
Vonada. She misses you. Said
difficult for her to travel with
the children if Matt can't go.
Said I'd suggest you and Shawn take
a drive to Wolf Lake or if Shawn
can't go, perhaps you and Denise
but check what shift she's working.
dk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

The other goat is doing fine. She continues to be with her mom and thriving.

Mom,
I would love to make it to Wolf Lake and I understand that I don't have children, so it should be easier for me. Let's see: This week, I have to be in St. Paul, cities for the wedding next weekend, Monday and Tuesday in Alexandria, the weekend after, have company, then the next week back to St. Paul. So, should be available to build a goat shed, corn feeder, increase the size of the coral, do Horizons, clean my house, do my chores, and work.... I would love to get there and at some point I will. Maybe this winter, when things slow down...

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Life certainly is hectic everywhere. RK is supposed to be
shampooing carpets here and he will
when he has time. Maybe things will ease up when we get old and
retire. dk