the goat chronicles

baby goats

the tale of ed + george

A little over a month ago two sweet baby goats were born at the barn where my mom boards her horses. Unfortunately their mama was rejecting them. Because the owner of the barn was leaving on vacation, she needed someone to help with them. After I got home from work, my mom asked me if I would go out and help her. Of course I said yes! Have you seen baby goats?

baby goats

Once we got to the barn we were told that the mama was trying to kill the babies. Both my mom and her friend were trying to figure out what to do with them since neither of them could take them. Given that no one else could take the two, I offered to even though initially John told me no. While John was not happy, I couldn’t just leave them. We loaded them up in our car and swung by the store to buy milk replacement.

baby goats

When we got home with the babies, John fell in love with them too. In fact, he was the one who chose what to name them! Just having them for the weekend turned into having them for a little over a week. Although there were some complications — mostly with Ed — they both are doing well. They took to the bottle quickly, ran around the house and yard like they owned the place, and made a permanent place in our hearts.

baby goats

Ed and George are back at the barn and have been for a couple of weeks now. Even though we knew we had to give them back we still miss them and visit them pretty often! Not to mention, we have babysat them twice since then which we are always happy to do!