2018 Kidding comes to a close

(I am a few days behind in blog posts.  I keep starting them and running out of time to finish them.  I should have posted this yesterday, Wednesday!)

Big boy

And I am grateful for that!  Eleganza had her two bucklings about noon time yesterday, which was very considerate of her!  She was in the old greenhouse, which the boys and Jingle share with the girls (galvanized panels keeping the two groups separate).  Jingle always has her eye out for what’s going on, and while I was having lunch, we heard her out there making a donkey racket, and knew just what had happened.  She has given us the call for all the girls who have given birth in that greenhouse.  What a good town crier :*)  So even though I never got my little cameras installed, we have had a lot of information without ever seeing exactly what was going on!

Another big boy

And so we finally have Guernsey bucklings!  Two beautiful boys, both weighing in at 8.3 and 8.4 lbs respectively.  Eleganza made it look very easy, and they are all doing well.  It was 50F around sunset last night and then the wind came up and the temperatures plummeted, so I put them in the woolly coats that my friend had made and given to us last year.  I have my fingers crossed for warmer weather, but it sounds like we may have to wait until next Wednesday for temperatures near 50F.  Ah well, when the sun is out, everyone enjoys it no matter what the thermometer says, even today when the wind was gusting.

Now we just have to make sure these little explorers don’t get up to too much trouble!

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