Lampy

Friday, after three days of no action in the barn, a friend who had been staying with us in the hopes of seeing a goat birth had to leave.  We had just watched the family pull out of the driveway, when we found Zenith with a bubble.  We called our friends and told them to hurry back!  We all assembled in the barn and had cameras ready in plenty of time for Greyden and Emery to catch Lampy!

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We all waited in anticipation while Jim checked for the next one…

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but all Zenith had for us was a single buckling.

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Everyone was still very excited to see Lampy, since this was the first birth our friends had ever seen. 

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Of course, there was something of a photo shoot while Greyden continued to rub him dry.

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Hewitt milked out Zenith’s colostrum,

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while she ate some oats.

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Lampy was taken into the warm milkroom to be weighed, have his umbilical cord sprayed with iodine solution to prevent infection, 

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and practice standing.

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Greyden reported his weight to Brett,

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so when she was done putting on Lampy’s collar,

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she could feed him the right amount of colostrum.

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With a dried-off coat and a warm, full belly, Lampy was ready to go meet the rest of the herd!

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Eleven pregnant goats done.  Six more to go!

Kid count: 9 bucklings. 12 doelings.

 #GMSKids

PJ

 

 

 2014 Goat Birth Stories

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  • jane Broderick

    I want this one ! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sweet !

    • goatmilkstuff

      Yes, he is! PJ

  • RaD3321

    Wait… I’m confused…. I thought all your little ones names started with the same first letter as their mama.

    • goatmilkstuff

      They do. Zenith’s full name is Zenith Light. So her babies get her L name. We just call her Zenith as opposed to Light. Because we have ZuZu and seven of her kids – Zaphire, Zenith, Zipporah, Zeyda, Zinna, Zany, and Zea. If each of them had Z kids, it would get out of hand! At some point, we’ll be above 26 goats/letters and have to repeat. But not yet! PJ

  • Crissy Beam

    Absolutely adorable!

    • goatmilkstuff

      We think so! PJ