I don't have any close-up pictures of the newborns because I was too busy helping. Besides, my hands were covered in slimy amniotic fluid, and I didn't want to touch my camera. Ahem.
Here are some of the babies a couple of days later, thriving and well, with a very attentive mother. Oh, how I love this goat!
Other news on the homestead: We are trying to capture bees. Yep, that's right: we are thinking of adding more animals to the farm. Here are some beehives a friend brought over, filled with honeycomb and baited with lemongrass essential oil, hopefully attracting and wooing a swarm of bees in search of a new home. All it takes is one scouting bee who deems our place a worthwhile domicile. Maybe it will work. Maybe not.
The pigs? They're happy. They are doing what pigs are supposed to do: eat, root up (and hopefully eat some) pasture, and wiggle their curly tails in ecstasy when they see us coming with a slop bucket. They have quickly learned that humans are their friends.
We are currently incubating seven duck eggs in our friend's incubator. We'll see what happens with that...
With all the work that has to get done in spring, we try to find balance by goofing off by the river, or to lounge on the sofa to read.
What are you doing to keep balance in spring?