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Harley’s Babies

7 Jun

Have you ever thought you had time to do something and then it turns out you were wrong?  Harley thought she’d go out to pasture with everyone last night for an after grain evening snack.  As I watched her stiffly walking across the barnyard, I noticed she had dropped and her udder had popped.  I thought it might have been better for her to stay up here, but the goats usually do a pretty good job of coming back up.

Harley and baby

Well, about fifteen minutes later, I saw Harley coming back from pasture by herself.  As she hurried up the lane, she had amniotic fluid spurting out with every step.  She got to the barn and was going to stay there.  I really did not want her to give birth on the llamas’ poop pile (yes, they pile their poop, usually exactly where I don’t want it).  That means I had to drag her to the love shack.  She does not simply walk.  That would be too easy.  So I drug her there, leaking fluid the whole way.

It only took about fifteen minutes of her panting and talking and acting all crazy before she finally laid down and gave one small push.  At that point, I could see feet and nose.  I was going to untuck the hooves so the baby would come out easier when Harley stood up, and because I was holding the baby’s hooves, it fell out.  That sent Harley into a nose dive.  She really was being a bit crazy.

 

She cleaned her first little girl off and I kept waiting for the next one, but there were no obvious contractions.  After about fifteen minutes, I checked and the feet were right there.  It was only another minute before she laid down and did one little push.  Baby girl two had arrived!

She kept cleaning and drying and had finally settled down just a little bit when baby three had back legs out.  I did pull this one because I don’t like letting them sit there partway out, and she really wasn’t pushing much at all.  It was all okay because baby girl three was here!

She has three beautiful little girls.

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I Need Milk

2 Apr

This is all the lotion I have made right now, so I need milk to restock.

That means I had to have a chat with Dolly about letting me have some of her milk.

Dolly with Sidney behind her

After all, she and the kids had been out in pasture all day eating last year’s grass with a lot more green starting to mix in.

LilyAnn

They wouldn’t starve.  So when I found Dolly and the triplets in the Love Shack just about dark, I kicked Dolly out and shut the door.

The kids were not happy.

Sidney, Andy and LilyAnn (front)

Dolly was not happy.

Notice the head peeking over the door

It was very loud.

I did get some milk from her this morning though.  Another night of shutting them apart, and I’ll be able to make three batches of lotion.  Then I only need to do another three batches after that.

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Triplet Troubles

16 Mar

This is Gidget and her triplets.

Gidget, Gypsy, Johnny, and Jinx

Do we see a problem with this picture?

Blaze, Johnny, and Gypsy

Blaze is letting Gidget’s kids nurse her.  Where are her kids?  They’re just over napping with Vixen’s babies.

What’s the result of her letting five kids nurse her?  There’s no place for her own baby to nurse.

Yep.  This is just so wrong.

Seriously.

I can’t believe she’s letting them all nurse.

At least Blaze’s twins are easy to give a bottle to.

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