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Not Spring Break Weather

11 Mar

My first girl is due today–Onyx.  That means she could have had her baby a couple of days earlier, so I started going out in the evening and before bed.  Sometimes, when it’s spring break babies it’s nice enough for them to just hang out in the barnyard.  Not this year.

snow on Thursday

After the snow and rain and snow on Thursday, we did see some melting on Friday, but the nights were cold.

Then there was more snow in the forecast for Saturday, followed by more cold.

That means I kept trying to shut Onyx in the buck room and the little pen south of the garage.  I had her mom, Victoria in there with her for company.  She kept jumping the fence and ditching her mom.

Headed out to check Onyx Thursday evening

Finally, on Thursday afternoon, I shut her in the buck room–no open door to the outside. I also decided it would let me turn on the heat lamp and warm it up if she had her kid(s) when we were down to 11°F.

Onyx and Victoria (sorry for the really bad cell phone picture)

Well…The snow finally arrived just after noon.

Purl in the Love Shack

And I’m still waiting on Onyx to have her kids.

Onyx with a full udder on Saturday morning

But she’s inside where it’s nice and warm!