You know, I was so excited about the business end of our new girl that I never got around the rest of her! Meet the new girl, Sunny
Of course, every time I see her I want to say "Why the long face?" Its another one of my stupid jokes and I say it every time I see a horse. Or Sunny. Debbie looks like some kind of small fry now.
Sunny is an older, full size La Mancha doe. She is part of a prize winning herd and has spectacular kids. In her younger days she was a show girl but now she's a brood doe who's kids are shipped all over the country to herdsfolks eager to have them. I love her because she's kinda bossy and kinda pushy - kinda like me.
She immediately gathered up all the little ones around her. To my knowledge she hasn't nursed her own babies - but wow she loves all our little skip poppers! She even lets them sip off her. Nibble's tiny babies very nearly passed out when they saw Sunny's huge udder. With as much milk as she produces all the "treats" the babies get don't even make a dent her in production.
I'm not sure what the other momma's think of all the attention Sunny gives their babies - but I think they are glad for the help. All except for Nibbles - of course. She thinks she deserves a special nanny for her kids. I heard her talking on her cell to her frenemies in the herd next door. She was telling them that she needed more "me time" and wanted to concentrate on her career as a full time dairy gal.
I'm sure you'll be hearing more about the new gal - and especially with all the cheese making we'll be doing and all the other stuff we do with all this milk.
Happy Tuesday everyone!