We have a new member of the family and this time it's not a critter! Cameron Paul Moss was born January 23rd, 2012 and weighed 7lbs 10oz. We brought him home to the farm a few days later and have had fun introducing him to all the animals (even though he has slept through most of their encounters...) Gretel and Bea were extremely curious about him and the goats were hoping he had some grain stashed in his pockets.
Hard to believe that Cam will be six weeks old tomorrow. Everybody has warned me how fast time flies as soon as you have children and I already understand what they mean.
In the near future, we will be welcoming another addition (or two!) to the family. Wilma is pregnant and is due to deliver any day. She and Wendy initially had some headbutting matches but have worked out a peaceful agreement and now spend their afternoons grazing in harmony.
Daffodil is no longer a baby and has finally been weaned off Wendy. She hangs out with the dogs and little goats for now, but will spend more time with the other Saanens when she is older and either pregnant or being milked and needs extra nourishment with grain and alfalfa.
Some of you may be wondering how Arthur has been dealing with having competition in the house. We certainly had concerns about Arthur's behavior towards a baby considering his tendency to be affectionately overprotective but our worries have not yet come to fruition. Arthur largely ignores Cam except for when he cries. This video explains it all.
Hopefully our next blog will be to introduce our new healthy Saanen kids, but for now, we are keeping busy with baby Cam and the rest of our crew!