Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Life: Renewing here on the farm

This little gal was born this afternoon, just two days after we had to put Phoenix, the rescue mare, down.

Kind of symbolic since we were so very sure this doe wasn't bred to kid until 4 weeks from now. I suppose our little Nigerian was busy at an awfully young, young age because we put Missy, the doe, in with our Pygmy buck for kids in October, and
there is no way this doeling could belong to him.

Either way, that is the cycle of things and life on a farm. It is a process of renewal.
Things pass away, new life is born. . .it is all very heart wrenching and touch at the same time.

This is Missy's 3rd kidding. She gave us a little grey buckling in Spring of 2009,
Twin Kinder kids in January 2010 and now this little doeling Nigerian cross. I believe
she will end up giving us twins as she still appears to be carrying another.

This little girl will be for sale to an approved home only.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington