Wednesday, March 9, 2011

the cambridge kids

On a hay pickup in Cambridge last night I was invited to see the newest members of my friend Jonah's farm. These little twins, a girl and a boy, were under the glow of the heat lamp in the old dairy barn. Being a milking operation: the little ones need to be taken from their mother's right away, but they are doing well on their bottles in their own little corner of the barn. Did you know when you hold them they nuzzle right into your chest? Makes a tired girl smile.

19 Comments:

Blogger DarcC said...

So sweet!

March 9, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

I love them Jenna and wish I had them at my home.

March 9, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

Kids!!!!!!! or, the most fun you'll ever have!

They look so peaceful & cute & sweet laying there.

-Autumn

March 9, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Casie said...

What a sight! Would love to add goats to our menagerie.

March 9, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

They are sweet!

March 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I love baby lambs, but there is something so huggable about a baby goat. Your photo makes me want them again on our farm!

March 9, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger poor-roy said...

I just took out your "Chick Days" book from the Palmerton library. Great book. Thank you for the info on how to break a broody chicken of that habit.
You can see some of our chickens (we have 25) if you go to Youtube and search for Tea Party Chickens. It's political, but I think you would enjoy it.
Roy

March 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger poor-roy said...

Dear Jenna,
I borrowed your book "Chick Days" from the Palmerton Library. I appreciate the tips--especially how to stop a broody chicken from being broody. Our buff orpington seems to always be broody.
If you would like to see our chickens, go to Youtube and search for Tea Party Chickens. I think you will enjoy it.
poor-roy

March 9, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger poor-roy said...

Sorry, I messed up--I didn't think the first one went through. That's what happens when you let old farmers near a computer.
poor-roy

March 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

ROY! Palmerton is in the book! I;m from there and Debbie (lives on hazzard, friends with my mom) gave me that link. I loved it!

March 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger MilkMaid09 said...

LOVE baby goats. I'm expecting my first kidding season any day now (as I've only got one doe kidding this year, shouldn't be terribly busy, hehe)

March 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Cute picture, although at from the thumbnail, I thought maybe they were your first (and kind of wondered why you called them the Cambridge kids) but it all makes sense now.

I'm getting very excited for you- what is it now, two weeks?

March 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Awwwww...I LOVE nuzzling goat kids. I cannot wait for next week!! I just love it when you pick them up and they sack out right in your arms. Four days is just intolerably long...c'mon babies!

March 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Too cute! Love baby goats!

March 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger RabbleRoost said...

"I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat – but farm it properly" - George Monbiot
Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/06/meat-production-veganism-deforestation

I figured you'd be able to word this better than I if someone was to post about it. It's pretty much what small-scale farmers already know, but it's worth a read anyway I feel.

March 9, 2011 at 4:06 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Awww, I saw a bunch of baby angoras yesterday at my fiddling teacher's home. They were like fat, silky mice....so very cute. I love baby anythings (except snakes and bugs...and lizards....I guess I just like baby mammals :)

March 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Affi'enia said...

Oh they are so cute!

March 10, 2011 at 4:35 AM  
OpenID ruralaspirations said...

Oh they are so cute! So sad they have to be removed from their mama, though. For all my approval of farm-raised meat I have a hard time with separating mamas from their babies and denying them the benefits of nursing. I'll have to put some thought into this...

March 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger SouthernHeart said...

Well, now. The sight of those two adorable little creatures makes my heart sing. That is exactly what I'm hoping for by this time next year! ;-)

Dianne
www.mysouthernheart.com

March 11, 2011 at 5:05 PM  

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