It was a gorgeous day yesterday, for sure. We had a visit from the vet to try and get our three babies from last week disbudded, but their horn buds were too big already. That’s a disappointment, because I don’t like horns in my herd, but it’s possible that there are folks out there that will be fine with two Guernsey does with horns. Our half Lamancha/half Guernsey boy, Hagrid, (he was the giant baby born last week to Pippi), may be desirable to someone as well. He is a real sweetie! On the plus side, she took care of Jingle the Donkey’s yearly exam and her vaccines, so it was not a wasted trip.
Two of the does that we got in December are the ones that were still holding out as of this morning, even though they have looked like they would explode if you touched them, for the last few weeks. Today at 11 we went out to check on everyone, and then I ran to a friend’s house to pick up a few things. While I was there, about noontime, I got a text telling me that Edna had twins and they were up and cleaned off already! It’s a buck and a doe, and they are doing well. Edna is a good mom, and they are hunkered down and happy in the new greenhouse. Edna ate more this afternoon than she has eaten in a week!
And so now Dorcas is the last holdout. I know the full Pink Moon was at it’s height at about 2 AM this morning, but it will probably still look full tonight if the clouds have not moved in yet. And so, who knows? We may have more goat babies tonight. You just never know.