Perfect Timing

11 Jun

We’ve had two goats have babies so far this round and both were quite early.  It’s hard to believe that Haley is due tomorrow and I have been still waiting on her.  This afternoon I did decide I should go see how she was doing since the herd had gone out to pasture and I hadn’t seen her for about three hours.

I set out across the first hill, and then I heard something coming up the hill.  It was Haley.

I have to admit, I’ve been wondering for a while how many babies she has in there.

It looked like I wouldn’t have long to wait to find out.  She didn’t even slow down walking past me (okay–she paused for a contraction).

When we got to the barnyard, she was going to go back to the dirtiest part of the barn, so I drug her to the Love Shack.  Why?  Why can’t they just walk with me?

It wasn’t long–like one minute–until she got down to serious business.

Her buck was first to arrive!  He was big and vigorous!

What a nice change from the kids who were early and weak!

It didn’t look like she’d had anything.  Oh my.

Then she had a girl.  She was a little smaller but still a nice size.

Finally, she had another girl.  She is also quite big and assertive and noisy.

Everyone is doing well.

 

I did take the smaller girl as a bottle kid because there is no way Haley can feed three big kids, and she is just enough smaller she’s the one that would get left out every single time.

She is already taking a bottle well, and she’s as big as any of the premie kids and eats as much too.

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5 Responses to “Perfect Timing”

  1. janicead June 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

    That has got to feel better!

    • Teresa June 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

      It certainly does!

  2. anotherday2paradise June 11, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Wow! No wonder Haley looked so wide. How lovely that the births all went well. Great photos. 👏🏻

  3. Jeanne June 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve been wondering, too, how many she was carrying! I’m glad it wasn’t four! They’re all beautiful. Good that the little one is taking the bottle well.

  4. Margaret Birding For Pleasure June 12, 2018 at 2:20 am #

    Three beautiful kids and wonderful that they are all doing well.

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