Some good from heartache

I posted on a local goat facebook site that I was looking for orphans or rejected kids for my doe who lost her babies and really needed someone to love. More

Ginger lost her twins

First, Ginger’s due date was February 28th based on Day 143 which is when most of my does kid.  Gestation is officially 145-155 days.  On Monday, March 7th, Day 151, at 2:00 a.m., Ginger started calling but did not appear to be in labor as in no contractions.  More

Sad day for Ginger (and me)

Today has been a stark reminder that not all is happy in this adventure of these wonderful little goats.  More

Capri’s babies – May 19, 2014

Capri’s time was getting very close so the afternoon of Friday, May 18th, so I put her in the kidding pen.  Poor thing was huge.  I had decided if she had her babies on the 18th, I would find good volcano names for them, hoping at least one would be a doeling to be named Helen.  Because of all the trouble she had last year, I decided to spend the night in her stall since she had her babies late at night the past two years. More

Summer’s new babies!

Late night, Friday, April 4th, Summer, due any time, showed no signs of impending labor.  However, I moved her to the kidding stall earlier that evening just to be on the safe side.  More

Tragedies along with joy

Based on Ginger’s birth date last year, Capri was four days overdue on Friday, April 4th.  She went into labor during the evening, but things were not going as expected.  More

Summer’s first babies with video

Yesterday, Saturday, was a day of heartbreak with Capri’s babies.  I was glad it was a few days until Summer’s babies were due; I really needed to recharge.  As it turns out, Mother Nature had other plans. More

Capri and Princess

Princess after a meal, checking out this big ol' world.

Princess after a meal, checking out this big ol’ world.

At midnight, Friday, April 4, 2013, Capri finally gave birth to Princess, her first baby this year.  More

Climbing higher – or trying to (with video)

March 27, 2012

There is no way a kid can be still!  Being around these little characters leaves no question why people call young children kids.

Within twelve hours of birth, this little bundle of energy showed that she is no slacker for wanting to do what goats do best – get as high as they can and the higher the better.  This video More

Birth night for Ginger

The gestation period for goats is 145 days and, like humans, can vary several days.  Capri’s babies were due around March 27th.

Shortly after 9:00, the night of March 26th, More