Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Don't let her size fool you, she has a lot of spunk for someone so small. She will definitely keep us on our toes for years to come;) Happy Birthday Jaelyn #6, we love you!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MiMi's Girls

Another long night Jordan and I had last night. I noticed MiMi's udder was a lot harder than before when I was feeding her her grain. So we watched her a little bit closer and then decided to put her in the kidding stall. Off I went to drop Jacob off and do some grocery shopping. Rob and the girls took turns checking on her. By the time I was ready to turn out the light she was showing progress(figures, especially since I have a busy day today). Got Jordan up and stayed out in the mid 20 degree weather until 1am. Headed inside for some shut eye, then went back out around 2:30 and she was gooing. No more progress until I went out again at 3:45 and the babies had just been born. I tried to call Jordan on the walkie talkie, but she must have been sleeping pretty hard cuz she didn't hear me. They are so cute and so much stronger than Praises kids. Look Dalyn she has spots!! OK not exactly spots but I will pretend she does:)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The boys are here

Thursday night when I got home from our home school meeting, I went to check on Praise and Mimi before heading to bed. Praise had started to goo so I got the "stuff" ready(towels, gloves, lube). I got Jordan out of bed and we watched and watched and watched until 1am. Praise wasn't progressing and it was COLD!!! So we turned on the heat lamp and headed to bed. I woke about every hour to check on her and still nothing. By the next morning Praise started to goo again so we were on watch again...well to make a very boring and long story shorter. Praise delivered triplets around 2:30pm. Unfortunately, the first had gotten stuck in the birth canal and died. He came out butt and elbow first. Poor Praise worked and worked. I had to pull and pull (she wouldn't let me turn it) so it was done the hard way. The second and third kids were fine just really tired and weak. Rob (of course) wasn't home and I don't do shots:) so it was strong coffee and colostrum until he got home to give them their BOSE shots. It took a lot of work but after about 1 1/2 hours they were up and wobbly. This morning they look great. I did have to milk Praise off a little bit, she was so swollen. The chickens, cats and Daisy enjoyed a nice bowl of goats milk. The boys will either be sold or butchered, so we don't name them, but they sure are cute!

This one looks a lot like Dalyn's Handsome Rob.

This one looks like his half sister Starburst(header picture).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Girls Weekend!

It wasn't supposed to be a girls weekend, but Jacob came down with a fever Friday night and Rob stayed home with him. The girls and I packed up and headed to the far East of Washington to celebrate my friends 25th wedding anniversary! T and R are about the sweetest couple you would ever meet! They have an unusual courting story which I don't have permission to tell so I won't;)At the party T sang a song to R that he had written. It was beautiful and there wasn't a dry eye in sight! Including yours truly! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY T AND R!!!

Jocelyn always posing in front of the camera!

The girls eating breakfast at the hotel.

Jordan jumping in the pool!

Jaelyn trying to hold up the towel on her head. The girl is short, so she couldn't do anything in the pool except walk on the steps in the pool or walk around on the seat of the hot tub. I feel your pain my dear!