I love the winter in most ways. But 60″ of snow in a 10 day period is a little nuts! We didn’t get the 1 foot last night that we were forecast to get, so I am very appreciative of that (we just got about 6 or 7″, but it’s heavy stuff). And so it goes.
The sun was out for a good portion of the afternoon, and it was a blessing. It was a pleasure to spend some time with the goats, and all is well with them. I am still watching Betsy, Delta and Eleganza like a hawk, but there does not seem to be any forward movement on their status. They have developed small udders, and some days their bellies look like they have dropped, and some days they do not, and there is a tiny bit of vulva swelling, but not what it should be. So things are percolating, but not quite done yet. It’s a long road when you do not have any idea of due dates, so we will just keep doing what we are doing. The late night checks continue on. They got their CD&T shots, so everything is good to go.
The goaties are also getting used to the drill of having narrow pathways between their greenhouse areas. This weekend we are supposed to be having some 40F weather, so perhaps some of this will melt. Maybe we can also push some snow off of the paddocks to get them a little more room. Pregnant does need their exercise, and right now it’s not an optimal situation, although I notice a lot of running to and from on what I call the train tracks, as they jostle and chase each other one way and then the other. And so we will wish for continued clear weather!