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10 Jan

I have to tell you, Uno’s birth was really hard.  Look at that chest.  I couldn’t get him out for the longest time because of that broad chest.

Uno

I also noticed after he was more dried off that he has horn buds.  He was born with horn buds, which means he was plenty past his due date.

He is doing well.

Mom is doing well (appreciated the pain meds).

Uno and Maisie

I’m hoping to get them moved out of the garage next weekend.

Because Uno’s a single, it makes it harder to give him a heat lamp.  He has one in the garage, but he just snuggles next to his maa.  Since I don’t think I have a way to give him a heat lamp out in the big barn, he got a coat.

I was going to make one from my leftovers after Tony’s coat, but I decided the little dog coats were a way better use of my time.  Just saying.  Anyhow, he has two sizes, so he can grow into the second one.

I had someone ask who Maisie was bred to.  Take your pick.  The candidates are below.

Although, if I had to make a guess (and I don’t; it doesn’t matter), I’d say Doc or Bashful–the two white ones.

Uno

5 Jan

We have started with our kidding for 2020.  Only four days into the new year, Maisie had our first oopsie baby.

Obviously, she cannot spell.  Goats are cold weather breeders.  The adage around these parts is that goats won’t settle in a month that doesn’t have an “r” in it, meaning they breed September through April.  Having a baby on January 4th means she settled around August 5th.  Note.  There is no “r” in August.

This is one huge baby.  One baby.  Our first oopsie baby.  So, meet Uno.

Uncle Tony is checking him out.

This kid is huge!  I really did not think I was going to get him out.  I even called the vet. That’s usually the thing that makes them get here, but not this time.  The vet was already on my gravel road before I finally got him out.  He was pretty much lodged in at the shoulders.   And he’s tall.  The picture below is horrible, but I wanted to show you that he stands taller than the five-gallon bucket.

But he arrived safely.  Maisie is doing well.  We’re going to say it’s a good start to the kidding year!

Who Else Has Oopsie Babies

13 Dec

Saturday morning I was happy to see Dolly was hanging out with Xerxes.  That means Zeus did not manage to breed her.

Dolly and Xerxes

I did have to give the rest of my old ladies shots.  There’s just no way those old girls could handle kidding again.

“Who are you calling old, Lady?” -Stormy

I do believe however, that we will have quite a few babies spread out.  I haven’t seen Bambi come back into heat.

Bambi

I think Cinnamon settled.

Cinnamon

I also think Astra, Hera, Daisy, Cupid, Sidney and LilyAnn have settled.  It will be one long, drawn out affair having kids this year.