Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Monday, March 5, 2012

For Heavens Sakes - There's Five Niblets

**** UPDATE: they are all doing great!  All are vigorous and are drinking off Nibs like college kids at 'free beer' nite.

Two doelings and three bucklings - they are supersplashy and adorable. We are taking suggestions to rename Too Short...the leading choice is "Too Pimp" - thanks to WL for the inspiration.
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I'm writing this at 1:55 in the am. I just got in from the goat house.


Leave it to Nibbles to have 5 that's FIVE babies at an unholy hour. I'm going to bed. More cute pix later of "the herd."

That Nibs - she is something else.

Happy Midnight Hour, everyone! Anybody else awake?

25 comments:

AZdesertFarmer said...

And I was just asking about her earlier. Awesome job momma, now you just need to grow 3 more teats.

JeffJustJeff said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! I haven't heard of them having quints. You'll have to hang a "Take a number" sign on her teats LOL. They are adorable. Don't you want to snuggle them just a little bit? give into the light side, Luke..errr OFG.

Sarah said...

Wow! I hope they are all ok. How many doelings, bucklings? Congrats!

Robin said...

Wow! I hope that you got some sleep. Can't wait to hear about the adventures!

becky3086 said...

Wow! That's all I can say is Wow!

David said...

Congrats's! That's a whole lotta goat. Let the gamboling begin!

CrazyChickenLady said...

I just new it after reading about the ewe that had so many... Congrats!!

Autumn said...

Talk about a clan! They are all adorable, though!!

Heavens Door Acres said...

duOh how CUTE!! WOW! I want one! Lookie at all that snuggling opportunities!

the Goodwife said...

And they are loud little buggers too! Hope you got some girls in there!

Vicki said...

They are gorgeous! Way to go Nibs! (and you too OFG)

Jenn said...

Oh that is so awesome!! In all my goat ignorance I had no idea that FIVE was a possibiliy, I kind of thought they maxed out at three, holy cow (goat?)!!! Can't wait to see more picture!

Beth of the Rocks said...

Oh my word - FIVE!! That's not usual, is it? They're so cute!

Cam said...

I guess Too Short was tall enough ;) Very very cute little ones, yay for happy healthy babies.

Mr. H. said...

Congratulations...that's pretty darn amazing.;)

Kim D. said...

Too cute from Nibbles and Not Too Short, lol

Big Onion said...

Whoa!

How on earth do you deal with something like that? You have some nanny goats or something?

Wow. Congrats! And good luck. :)

Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

WOW! They better learn to share real quick!

Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

I know I'm repeating, but WOW! They better learn to share real fast!

Vickie said...

Five? Wow. Didn't know they could have that many! I think Nibbles needs her own TV show! Just don't let her think too highly of herself and go off the deep end... ;)

Chai Chai said...

Too Fertile.

I wonder who the kids are going to root for while watching Dancing With the Stars with you?

Teri said...

Wow!! They are purty!!

ann from KY said...

Oh WOW! that's incredible! You have your work cut out for yourself! Don't forget the selenium and vit. e gel for the babies if you are in a selenium deficient area. Also, mom needs to be wormed in a day or so! The worms "bloom" because of the hormones. You might have to supplement some. that's a lot of babies. You can use Vit D whole milk from the store. She is getting some grain, right? Unbelievable!!!!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hey AZ - yep I just saw your question... and would you look at what happened!

No. JJJ, No. ha!

Thanks Sarah, I was so glad they all lived thru the nite.

Robin, I'm completely delirious...

You can say that again, Becky...

Dave, "gamboling" describes it just so.

CCL - I'm just shocked. FIVE!?!

Thanks Autumn - its "insta-herd!'

HDA - there's no snuggling here...but OH what cute little squeaky toy noises they make!

Hey GW - we have two moneymakers.. I mean doelings.

Thanks Vicki! (i still blame you!)

Jenn, no one is more surprised than me. I was thinking 3 was a lot!

Beth, nope not very normal at all. Leave it to us.... sheesh!

Cam, aint that right! And then some!

Mr. H., its shocking. Just shocking.

Well said, Kim. We'll call them the "Too Cutes" from now on
;-)

BigO - two shots of tequila before I went to bed. Thats how I handled it.

Tina - they drank Nibs dry before the day was done. wow!

Vickie - leave it to Nibbles to "go Hollywood" on us... sheesh!

CC - stop it. No goats in the house!

Teri - they are so splashy and cute!

Ann - all great tips!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I knew someone with an Alpine Doe years ago that had 5 and all survived. I sold a Dorper ewe to a neighbor a few years ago, I had intended to keep her for myself, she had 5 also, and all 5 survived, but he took 2 in the house and bottle fed them ... I think he even let them sleep in his bed, lol. Congratulations, hope all continue to do well. I keep canned goats milk on hand for emergencies. Good luck.

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