Thursday, September 25, 2014

And Then, There Were Five

For the last couple of weeks, just about everyday...
we would think "today the does will have their kids"
and every day...
the kids weren't quite ready for their earthly debut

well, here they are
two on one day

mama Snowflake done us proud

and she is turning out to be a good mama to her babies
these will be her first kids

once she had done a good thorough job of cleaning the kids...
and they were nice and dry and had taken their first drink of mama's colostrum...
I gave her some ripe banana treats

and I couldn't help myself...

I must touch

must they be so cute?
and soft, and sweet, and so wee little?

then, the night fell...
and the rains came...

and frogs came out

and honestly...
I couldn't tell if there is a handsome prince inside somewhere...
or if this is just a big, fat toad with a pot belly
perhaps, just handsome in his own way

well, in any case...
we ran down the hill to mama Snowflake and kids with a basket to put the babies in...

and brought them up to stay under the cottage for the night...

where they would stay dry and warm

when I put the towels down to give them a more comfortable spot...
these little kids naturally chose the soft towels over the rocky ground

and the next day, it rained still more all day, in fact...

and my husband took the good opportunity while babies slept to give mama a nail clipping...
and she kept her eyes on her babies just to make sure they were still there 

a ram and a doe is what Snowflake gave us

and then, there were five
the next day, mama Queenie had her triplets
we knew there were going to be more than one by the size of her...
while she has been a mother a few times now...
this will be her first triplet set

all does
it looks like we will have some future milkers

we've got good mamas and these babies are being well cared for by them
while Snowflake is anxiously careful over her babies...
Queenie acts as an old pro with hers
she knows the scoop

over the last couple of years...
the Lord took and He has also given

so far, all is well and we thank the Lord for His gracious gifts

while we are thankful for God's gifts of the goats...
we are still more thankful for His gracious gift of faith
just as He says...

For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8,9

without this gift of faith, how could I have believed in Christ?
He alone has done all the work needed to save me from sin and wrath

May your day or night find the grace of God's gift of faith.


  1. Cute goateees!
    That frog looks like he's got it all together!

    1. He didn't budge a muscle when I went right up to him.

  2. How wonderful. Congratulations. My children would love, love, love petting those little goats. They really enjoyed ours when we had them.

  3. BTW - what kind of pumpkin is the big green one in your photo at the top of your page? I'd love seeds for a tropical type like that!

    1. I haven't a clue. They just call it local pumpkin. Maybe I can find out. We have some vines growing and when I we have some seeds, I will be happy to send you some, David.

  4. What a lovely post and a great scripture for the end.


  5. What adorable kids. They look so comfy on the towel. We are still waiting on one doe "Poppy" to have her first baby, and don't have a clue when its due. So we wait......


    1. May Poppy have a safe birth. Thanks for coming by and commenting, Kimberly.

  6. Oh Jean! They are so sweet!

    Thankful for salvation through Jesus!


    1. Well, hello, Deanna! Glad you stopped by again.

  7. How lovely to have these 5 little treasures. What a wonderful Heavenly Father we have. I really enjoyed this very happy post.
    Blessings Gail.

    1. Thank you, Gail! So glad you stopped by and commented. It's always a blessing to have lovely comments.