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A Xerxes Baby

12 Feb

When I did my post on who was getting round, I did not include Caroline in there because I’ve figured out she is not bred.  Look at how thin she is.  In fact, I was almost a little worried about her.


So I decided it was a good thing that she was not pregnant.  But when I got home from work on Friday, it only took me a moment to notice that there were two goats in the south pasture.  There is only supposed to be one pretty little white goat on that side of the fence–Antigone.

Caroline and Antigone

So Caroline broke through the fence to put herself in with Xerxes.

Xerxes and Caroline

I swear these goats do not believe that I’m the one in charge.

I did bring her back out by walking through the garage.  I have no idea where she went through the fence to get in with him.

Tux on the Ranger; Caroline checking things out

I did let her stop for a snack on the way out.

But this means I might actually have a Xerxes baby this year.


She is due on July 10th if she settles.

Oopsie! I Was Wrong

21 May

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


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


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


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.


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).