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Another Three Goat Day

2 Apr

I think I last told you about the three girls who kept me busy all Monday.  Well, Tuesday was a slow race between Penelope and Cutie.

Penelope

They were both in labor pretty much all day.  I had Penelope in the garage and Cutie in the greenhouse.  I kept going back and forth.  I had to go put all the goats on the west side of the barnyard back where they belonged once because they escaped into the corn field.  My mom came to keep an eye on Penelope while I did that.  Then my sister came to help, so I did at least have company for the rest of the day and night.

Cutie

Somewhere when they were getting pretty close, I was going from the greenhouse back to the garage and realized Margarita had a kid with her in pasture.  I ran through the garage grabbing a towel on my way to pasture.  When I got to her, she was in a little dip that was wet and cold and she was laying flopped out and looked dead.  I scooped her up, and she moved.  I brought Margarita and her little girl up and put her in the buck room with Chiffon.  She was dried off and nursing and doing well in no time at all.

Margarita’s little girl

It wasn’t long before Penelope was ready to push.  She was not making progress.  Finally, I decided I needed help.  Luckily, Dr. Aimee was still at the vet clinic, so it didn’t take her very long to get here.  She managed to pull this adorable Queenie.

Penelope and her little girl Queenie

Then I went right back over to check Cutie, and she was just ready to push.  Luckily, she had her two little ones without any problem.

Cutie and her two girls

That was enough for one day.  And here they are all dried off!

Margarita’s girl

Queenie

Cutie and her girls

Because it’s been busy.

Kidding Schedule

17 Mar

I can’t believe how close we are to kidding.  Astra is first with her oopsie babies.  She’s due March 19th.  I’m guessing she’s not going to have triplets this year (I hope).

Astra

We start kidding in earnest at the end of the month.  I have to say, some of these girls look like they are ready to kid at any time.  I hope they wait until their due dates.On March 30th I have six girls due.

Caroline

Joy

Ava

Margarita

Hera

Cutie

April 1st has seven girls due.

Penelope

Maisie

Aphrodite

Reva

Chiffon

Venus

Athena

After that it slows down.  Daisy is due April 2nd.

Daisy

LilyAnn is due April 3rd.

LilyAnn

Bubbles is due April 4th.

Bubbles

Then there’s Gidget who let herself in with Xerxes after I was supposed to be done.  She is due April 9th.

Gidget

That’s a lot of babies all at once!  I hope our weather is as nice for kidding as it has been this week.

More Leftovers

22 Jan

I have to confess, I’m finally posting the last of the hoarfrost pictures and other leftovers.  At least there’s lots of cute goats in this batch.

Aphrodite, Myson, and Joani

Freddie and Tiger

Dolly having leftover hay for breakfast

Edith and Kate

Joy

Margarita and Butterscotch

Odie

Reva enjoying the sun

Sky

Wanda

Aurora

ISU cows behind Tiger, 2TC, and Trace in the Love Shack

Bob and Sky on my deck that gets replaced next spring