Winter break is here and I am enjoying it to the max! We had our grandson for the past 3 days which was a lot of fun. The only downside to the last few days was the weather, with temperatures in the negative numbers overnight, and a lot of wind. That seems to have passed, and we are looking at rain/snow/ice tonight, and temperatures close to 45F tomorrow. Wacko. We will see how that works out.
I have some visits scheduled this week with some old friends, and I am loving the non-stressful days. The goats have come through the really painful cold spell and wind, and are doing okay. I am monitoring Battie the Golden Guernsey very carefully, as she is possibly due to kid in a few weeks. We do not have a firm timeline on this, but I am making sure to put hands on her udder, belly and back near her tail every day, at least twice. (I have seen some baby activity, which is very exciting!) So we are taking as many precautions as we can. Toward the end of the week i need to put a kidding pen together for the big event. I am hoping I do not have to begin making those midnight check-ins too soon!
And on another note, it looks as though Reddog the Golden Guernsey buckling is feeling his male oats. Sassafrass, one of SnowPea’s 2015 twins, was in heat two days ago, and he seemed to be performing his buckley duties. I definitely have the date on my calendar!