Over the weekend, we had a new addition to our farm family. Meet Iris:
Iris was born on Saturday to one of our older goats, Maggie. Regular readers might remember Maggie as the goat that I had to nurse back to health last year. She was extremely ill, could barely hold up her head and was temporarily blind due to a case of pinkeye. However, with the help of two rounds of twice-daily antibiotic shots, hand feeding and watering, and just plain tender loving care, she pulled through.
Iris was named 1) in honor of tax day and 2) after a Goo Goo Dolls song (we tend to name our farm animals after songs or musicians). Mother and kid seem to be doing fine. We've had a number of kids born on the farm these past few months, but I haven't been documenting them. Since I was there for the actual birth (and even gave an assist), I felt I needed to get Iris's photo out there. She's a cutie, isn't she?