Monday, February 23, 2009

Goat Kidding Has Officially Started

No, that many girls did not break lose and have kids today, but one did. She had a pair of bucklings.

This is a picture from a few years ago. It was a cold morning (notice the snow on the ground to the far right). Some of the kids were huddled inside the door of the barn, in the early morning sunlight. They sure were fat little kids!

I promise to try to avoid zombiehood. If I say something weird, write something odd, just let me know. I sometimes go with a total lack of sleep when kidding season starts.

We are running very late this year with the meat goats. The earliest they could have started was 12/9/08! We knew they were pregnant, but because we field bred (did not breed individually), we did not have exact due dates.

Just a farm announcement. :)


Alix said...

Hooray and double congratulations!! Please post pics of the babies ASAP or I won't be able to stand it.

I am offically a goat addict now.

Thanks Mare.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

congratulations an hang in there!

Amy said...

Congrats on the bucklings Mary! I remember those sleep deprived nights, LOL but then again I have been a night owl when I got older though but glad we're not kidding anyone right now though, I do miss kidding season at times but it is nice not to have to rush home from our runs into town though.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Thank you.

Had a really rough night. No more babies, but we had to turn the monitor off for much of the night. My female barn cat is in heat and the cat fights were something else all night. The LGD, Caleb, wasn't too thrilled with things and barked quite a bit. That big boy's bark bounces off of the walls of everything. :) And Jackson, our mixed breed dog, also a barn/goat/cat watch dog, wasn't happy about "his" cats fighting. I ended up unplugging the monitor at some point after midnight, much to my dismay!

Bethany said...

Congradulations on the kids!

Can't wait to see pictures. Look forward to hearing about the rest of your kidding season.

Hope you stay on top of sleep!

KathyB. said...

Hooray, boy kids! How many more kids are you expecting ? Even though the activity leaves you sleep deprived, it is fun isn't it?