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Oopsie! I Was Wrong

21 May

When I did my Thursday evening check of the goats, I counted all ten kids.

Bridget

I found Flora with her fresh horn apparatus on.  Because Wednesday evening, she was stuck in the fence again.

Flora

Perdita was there with her horn apparatus hanging from a single strand of duct tape.  But she was not in a fence!

Perdita

Then I couldn’t find Purl.  Seriously.  I looked everywhere. Then I saw her clear down by the ditch.  I yelled down to remind her that the last goat is the one who gets eaten by the coyote.

Purl (she just hopped down when I took the picture)

Then I heard her talk.  That’s when everything flashed through my mind and I ran down to the ditch to see her oopsie baby.

Purl and her little Benji buck

She is one of the three girls I didn’t see come into heat when I put them in with the bucks to make June babies.

Venus was another.

Venus and Cody

That leaves Margarita.  So we might be having another oopsie baby in the near future.  Who knows?  Apparently, not me.

Margarita

Anyhow, Purl did awesome.

Although, I do think she should have had him farther from the edge of the ditch.

I hauled him up to the Love Shack and she did a great job of following him.

They will stay in there for a day or two before moving up north.  Anyhow, I was wrong. We don’t have fourteen girls to have kids in June.  I don’t have a clue what’s going on.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

The Last Oopsie Baby

12 May

Caroline had her baby Wednesday while my mom was on duty.  She did it all on her own between mom’s checks.

She has one little girl.

Meet Ducky.

She is the last of the oopsie babies for this year (as far as I know).

Aphrodite’s Baby

16 Apr

Friday was mostly spent watching Aphrodite.  She was obviously going to have her baby, but I had no idea how long it was going to take.

Aphrodite

It’s what my mom and I refer to as watching paint dry.

Plenty of time for a snack before giving birth

At least this time, I had Venus and her boy, Cody, to help entertain me.

Venus and Cody

Finally, I gave up the hope that she was going to have her baby and I could go to bed on time and stay there.  I still had the mattress in the soap room, so I set the oven time for an hour and then went and checked her.  This continued until 1:30 am.  She was pushing then.  But she didn’t seem to be making progress, so I checked her and felt a foot and teeth.  It took a minute to find the second foot bent back at the knee.  Once I got both feet in position and stretched out in front of her, she just fell out.

Meet Aphrodite’s little girl.

And tonight, I get to just go to bed and stay there!