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Monday, April 27, 2009

Nursery Update

We went with an African name for our African Boer doeling. The Swahili name Aziza means precious, and she is.
The Aziza are a beneficent fairy race from Africa, specifically Dahomey. Living in the forest, they provide good magic for hunters. They also give both practical and spiritual knowledge to people. Aziza is also an Arabic name that is the female form of Aziz. (esteemed, precious, beloved).

From Wikipedia - Aziza means near to God. She was born Sunday morning at 11 and weighed in at 9 1/2 pounds.
Speckles has been a very attentive, albeit, nervous mom. She does not like the dog in sight right now, and has charged him a few times. He has been generally wise enough to wait in a down position outside the barn door or far from the fences.
Cookie showing his dance steps.
The bucklings are doing well too, and all the kids were sharing the shade in the shed today. These and the coming kids all share the same sire, so they are related.

The little guys are already chewing on grass with mom.

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