Friday, April 24, 2009
We knew today 4/23/2009 would be her day as Goldie was showing all the typical signs, as the day progressed. Glenn managed to leave work for a bit just to check on her around 11am. I followed up on her progress around 2 pm and sure enough we were in the stage of "nesting" and contractions every 10 minutes or so. We were having kids very soon.
I stayed with her for the rest of the day, when her labor intensified and her water broke it only took a very short time for her to have these two buckling's One seems to be a solid black with white ears and the other a Red Dunn.
Since she was a Maiden; Goldie was not sure about them at first, her mothering urge to lick and clean them was strong but the sensation received when those little wet kids touched her udder was a bit more then she could understand at first.
I am looking forward to grabbing a few more photos this morning after they have had a chance to dry off and get there legs under them.
No names for them yet, for now the a B15 & B16.
More to come. This is only the beginning this year.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Let me start this with a lamb shot - Sammy and her babies are not Goats -
Sammy is one of our three Ewes and her two lambs from earlier this month. Calico and Radar - Eventually Radar will be for sale but Calico is staying here with her mother.
On with Goat News !
We have decided that Snickers and her sister Peanut are also for sale this year. We can't keep them all so these two ready to go.
They are very cute light colored girls and will make a great start or addition to someones herd. I am hoping they will find the right place this spring.
We are on pins and needles - the toughest part of this week is going to be the waiting game and guessing when we need to be on hand to watch and assist if required.
Have a great day - more later.