Friday, April 8, 2011

Stopped by my brothers to say hi.....surprise

So I went to the barn by myself to say goodbye to Tulip-very prego nigerian dwarf-due in about 2 weeks-

came out of the barn  yelling calmly stating  ~-"Tulips in serious labor"!!!!

1st delivery for Tulip and everyone on this farm~-I have helped with my Shetlands-but they mostly obliged me by having them by themselves at night and greeted me in the morning with cleaned- warmed-fed babies  ! Not goats evidently-she was expecting only ONE...................and she was adorable little tiny doe....
but then came a feisty little lad


followed by another even bigger young man.....oh poor Tulip and us-we really were not expecting this..

so far this is the only picture of the three of them together-she's a good little first time mom-if not quite overwhelmed!

the two little rascals were full of the dickens right off....

Destiny is having a very hard time-our prayers are hoping she'll make it through the night.  In the first few hours of life she was tube fed-and bottle fed-heating pads and taken into the house-she's a trooper and her family will work all night if need be to nourish her and keep her warm.

A 4-H-er from next town came and helped bottle feed her-and her mom helped put the tube down her nose the first time.  She's a great young lady-named Destiny--so the little doe had to be named after her!

this is the biggest-and was trying to get all the precious first milk-colostrum-from Tulip-we had to make him share!!  Will keep you updated!


          And Tulip has a sister--Moonie--due before her??-any day now..................she's bigger-suppose to have twins--so much for ultrasounds......................

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

wow! triplets when you anticipating 1? i hope little destiny makes it. she'll need bottle-feeding anyway, i'd imagine, with 2 spunky brothers stealing all the milk.

Michaele said...

Sounds like you did/are doing everything right and everything you can. I hope she pulls through with no long term problems. They are so beautifully marked! How wonderful.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful way to end your day and visit with your family. The babies are so sweet and tiny. I am so glad that there was a neighbor ready and able to help tube the little doe. I hope she makes it and does well. Triplets are so hard on the mom. Are they rare in Nigerian Dwarfs? I don't know why the email isnt going through. Try this email: MEKelly07@hotmail.com
Hey, to me the internet doesn't really exist. Tell me, just where is it? Keep us updated with follow up on the doe. Our prayers are with her.

smilla4blogs said...

Simply and beautifully told and photographed. This is such a moving account of new life and I hope, so very much, that everyone's efforts will be rewarded and a cause for celebration in the days to come. The events and weather in Maine have presented some challenges, but I miss it all so much and am hoping to come home soon!

mainely stitching said...

We are getting our first two doelings (also Nigerian Dwarf) May 7th or 8th. :D