Monday, April 27, 2009
Our last mama to deliver did so without any help. She delivered twins on April 22, one boy and one girl. They are so sweet. Both have huge appetites (just like their mama). They love to cuddle together and have so much fun playing outdoors in the sunshine. Of course Julius and Romeo keep them busy (little billy goats are soooo ornery!) Now maybe I can get back into the creative mode with this year's goat birthing out of the way.
Monday, April 13, 2009
On Saturday, around 5:30, I heard this loud baaaaa coming from the outside stall. I ran out to find our first time mama squalling awful names at the billy goat she met last fall!! This little one also got quite stuck and mom was having a really hard time. After a slight panic and a call to the vet, we were encouraged to help her all we could until he got there. Finally a second hoof peaked out. We were able to grab hold of both hooves and pull him out. It took a little while for him to liven up, but with a lot of towel rubbing we got him to come around. I must say, he looks less the worse for ware! Two down and one more to go. Mom #3 is still due soon.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Yes, we have a new baby. A baby goat that is! He was born this morning around 10am. He got stuck coming out, so after giving mom about 20 minutes to push, I got the privilege of stepping in and pulling the little feller out. He was stuck pretty good too, what an experience! We named him Julius. Hope you enjoy the photos!