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New Kid on the Block February 6, 2008

Posted by Laura in Farm.
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Couldn’t resist the title.  Other finalists were “Pop Popped!” and “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

This morning, after hearing the woe-some tales of tornado destruction across the southeast on the news, we went out to check on our animals.  To my utter delight, Pop! had kidded.  Beside her stood an absolutely adorable, wobbly, wee babe.  I, of course, RAN back to the house for the camera.  Here are the baby’s first pictures.

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This little girl is about the size and weight of a medium sized cat.  Some of our chickens are bigger!

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Over her left eye, she has a dark patch connected by a thin line all the way to her nose.  Down the center of her back, she has a dark stripe. 

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She is newly licked clean, but still has her umbilical cord visible.

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She knew just where to find her all important first meal of rich colostrum.

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Mom and baby together.

Pop actually had twins, but the little male didn’t survive .  It made me sad, but I can’t dwell on that.  We will rejoice in the blessing we have.

Benjamin and Rachel are very excited and already arguing over who will raise this one.  For a while at least, we’ll let Pop! have the job.

After mom and baby had had several hours to bond, we couldn’t resist loving on the wee one.  Pop! kept an eye on things, but did not seem bothered by our presence.  The kid, however, can make a surprisingly loud cry for such a tiny thing!

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I think I was much more nervous than Pop! when the other animals came over to inspect the newcomer.  I was ready to intervene, but to my relief it has all gone well so far.  The cows even went so far as to lick and nudge the kid!

Snap! is doing a lot of getting up and lying down.  I suspect she will kid before long also.

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1. Grams - February 6, 2008

Wonderful pictures and a sweet baby!

Luv, Grams

2. Becky - February 6, 2008

I love the picutres. She is just beautiful. I know you must have been so excited.

Benjamin and Rachel look rather proud of themselves with their new pet.

I’m sorry about the little male but it may be easier for Pop to just have one to care for since this is her first. One down and two to go.

I can’t wait to see her. What is her name? Popette?

3. Dreamer - February 6, 2008

What a beautiful baby. And what a night for Pop! to kid! It’s sad news about the little male. Let’s pray that things go as well for Snap!

4. Marci - February 7, 2008

It is always fun when kids are born. This little girl looks like someone slashed her across the face and she has a scar. Maybe some sort of pirate or buccaneer name for her!! =0

5. Sheryl Anderson - February 7, 2008

Yay, I have wireless internet again!!! The kid is so cute, Laura! She looks like a puppy o a rabbit. With all the love and cuddles she gets from the children she may end up being a pet like Patches and Cocoa.
Without you, I may have gone my whole life without seeing stuff like this. Not seeing this other world, and further evidence of God.
So sorry about the other kid. It’s sad when things don’t seem to have any reason but to test us.
I guess Mater is the Papa?
Can’t wait to hear what B & R come up with to name her. And can’t wait to see Snap’s bundle of joy, too.


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