Whenever my “office” view overlooks babies, it is a good day.
The piglets are weaned. They are eating their feed and have figured out the automatic waterer. At this age, they are still darned cute.
Pumpkin Pie is nearing her one-year birthday. My, how she has grown! She is still a heifer, until she has a calf, then will be considered a cow. We won’t breed her until next summer, hoping to synchronize her calving time close to Abigail’s. Abigail is due May 2015 and we will breed her during the summer, too.
I’ve decided I want to shoot for spring 2015 baby goats … not early-February-mid-blizzard like last winter, when Gabby was born. Goat gestation is approximately 5 months. The plan is to bring a friend’s buck over to “court” the girls in the near future. Gabby is too young for that nonsense, so I will have to keep her separated (hopefully). We could breed her at this age, but I would prefer to wait.
Then, once my work outside is done, I come into the house to … more babies!
Sometimes, I have to stop and watch them play ….. or sleep, or eat, or groom. Adorableness.
Then, along comes evening and my oldest son arrives home from student-teaching. Last night, I helped him condense the last 4 years of his life into an official-looking resume! Is it awful of me to brag now and say that he has maintained a 4.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0? Well, resumes are basically where you do have to toot your own horn ….
Eastern Illinois University
I hope you enjoy your office view(s) today!