This little piglet who is two weeks older then the others decided she'd rather be a part of this family. We have throw her out and brought her back to her mommy a number of times but she just runs right back to her new family.
Renae had 15 piglets on the 15th of March. By the time I noticed she was almost done and all the piglets were happily nursing. She is a good mommy. Tiffany had hers a couple days later in the middle of the night. Since this was her first litter Kent stayed with her to make sure everything went well. She had 9 piglets. She has taken on the role as mom very seriously and is also turning out to be a wonderful mommy.
Here is one of Tiffany's piglets at a day old.
Here's momma Renae with her happy piggies.
We have gotten 3 new cows. One Jersey Heifer and one Swedish Red Jersey cross named Anna and Annabelle. Then an older Jersey below named Dottie. Aren't they pretty?!
He may still be hanging on to the whole baby thing.
Using the bumbo Mike and Lois got for us.
Addy loves holding her little brother. He is a week away from being 3 months and weighs 16 lbs already! Happy boy!
Axel being goofy.
Kent was holding Gunnar at the dinner table and of course Addy had to ask, "I want to hold Gunnar." We got a kick out of it because she was so dirty after gobbling down her beets but of course that didn't cross her mind.
We told her no you can't. The next second she is showing us how she can wink. She is one crazy girl:)
On Friday night Kent came home with 7 baby goats. I had no idea he was going to do this. Oh and they all need to be bottle fed. Aren't they cute!? By the way since then one has died and we don't think another one is going to make it. Also this is when they were in the shed, where Daisy our cow is milked. They spooked her so bad that she busted out of her stanchion and won't go near the shed for the next several milkings. So that was fun. The goats were then moved to an outside pen. Which leads us to the next part of the story see below.
The kids were very excited and spent the evening and the entire next day playing with them.
They would nibble on Gavin and he was constantly say "ow!" But he refused to get out of the goat pen.
Now on to the next story. Last night we made a deal with a guy who has Great Pyrenees puppies. We are trading a bred gilt(female pig) for two puppies. One of which we brought home last night. We want them to protect the animals so we put him out with the goats, along with Buddy our big dog. This helps them build a bond with the animals. Everyone was all snuggled together in their little shed when I checked on them in the afternoon. About an hour later I see smoke flying past the window. At first I thought it was from the chimney. I looked out the window to see their little shed up in flames. My heart sank and I whipped on my boots and took off outside. All the goats were out and the puppy and Buddy were trying to get out of the fence away from the fire. I started rounding up singed fur goats and throwing them in a little trailer that was close by to contain them. Grab the puppy and them called Buddy over to the area where he could get out of the fence. Thank goodness that area wasn't on fire because I don't know if I could have lifted him....he is huge. The fresh snow and the wind were a huge blessing today. The wind was blowing the opposite direction of our big shed that is full of more hay and things that explode. The fireman came put it all out and all is well. Except for the massive mess that was left behind that is. We have a lot of cleanup to do but no lost lives so I'm thankful. On to fight another day.