Goats complain

Yesterday as we were out getting afternoon chores finished up I went over to watch the goatie girls interacting around the feeder. They weren’t panning for the camera like they usually do.  There is almost never a dull moment with them around.

They confided in me and were a little miffed that they have been getting such short shrift in the blog these days.  I admit, lambing has kind of forced goat business to the back burner, but now that the lambs are all here we are getting ready to think about kidding.  Bonbel and Pippi both look like they are probably pregnant, although it’s difficult to tell until the last month.  But I guess that’s almost where we are!

If the girls were bred by AI (and that’s a really big if), they would be due smack in the middle of Fiber Frolic weekend, June 2nd and 3rd.  That would be interesting!  John would have his hands full while I am manning the booth in Windsor.  On the other hand, as I truly believe, they were bred during their next cycle by our friend’s buck, so they really should be coming due about June 23rd and 24th.

This is just about the latest we have ever had kids.  I have been drying Pippi off to give her some time before the big event and I hope that she does before she starts bagging up for the new little ones. And then we have to decide if we are going to leave the babies with their moms, or bottle feed and start off the milking season with a big bang :*)  Always a challenge and a new adventure!

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