Sunday, June 30, 2013

Providence's Perpetuation Provisions: New Kids of 2013

After putting our does and bucks together in November, so they kid in the spring, the time came, and the Lord graciously granted quite the little kid herd for 2013! And so, we thought we'd introduce you to the group.

Here are our two bucks, Rocky (left) and Shatner (right):

Dairy Goat Bucks Rocky and Shatner


And here are some sights and sounds of the offspring...


In this video, I introduce you around, including how we named some of them:




And I'll try to name them in each of the pictures, from left to right.

This is Moe I think, I think Albert (there are 3 or 4 that look like him), Vinnie and Choco on the milking stand, either Shirley or Larry under it, Alice, Rosie on top of the front of the milking stand, and Mario and Stoney:

Dairy Goat Kids of 2013


And here's a little video Sue caught of some of them a-frolicking in the evening:




Here are Winnie I think, and Annie (our two does), Choco, Penny, not sure the two black ones in the back -- maybe Finn and Becky, from top to bottom -- Louie, Daphne, Velma, and Nicki, and our doe Minnie with Donny (black) and Clyde behind her:

Dairy Goat Kids of 2013 on Hill


And this is Clyde and Penny:

More Dairy Goat Kids on Hill


Marie, with Stoney and Mario:

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


Over to the left, Nellie with Velma and Daphne; Huey, Louie, Winnie our doe, and Dewey; Rosie in front; and our doe, Adeline, right:

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


Our doe Annie; Choco, our doe Pammy, and Vinnie behind her; Rosie (in black); our doe Gracie, with Penny and Nicki; Nellie again, with Daphne and Velma; Winnie again with her three; and Alice way over to the right:

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


Here's a closer shot of some from the last pic:

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


And another close up:

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


Our doe Betsy, with Finn (left) and Becky (right):

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


And this is our doe Minnie, with Donny (left) and Clyde (right):

Dairy Goat Nannies Dairy Goat Kids Kids of 2013


Thanks for taking the tour! In the end, the Lord granted 21 kids -- 13 bucks and 8 does. We are very grateful to God for His graces and mercies in granting these provisions this year; for their safe deliveries (both mother and kids), especially after last year's difficulties; and the health and safety He's granted to them all thus far.

Soon, Lord willing, we'll be able to get back to having goat milk, which we really look forward to!

-- David

2 comments:

bayougirl said...

Thank you so much for a great post! I really enjoy seeing the progress on your homestead and the information on your various "critters." The Lord truly blessed you with an abundant kid crop this year.

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi bayougirl,

The Lord was indeed gracious and merciful in granting the kids and the safe and healthy deliveries...we are very thankful.

Thanks for saying hi!

-- David