Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Twin doelings for Agnes
Agnes was at day 143 today, and goats normally give birth between 145 and 150 days. I had even checked her tail ligaments last night, and they were still obviously firm. Her udder was filling up, but it hadn't changed much in the last couple weeks, so I really didn't expect to see kids before the weekend. So, it should not surprise you to hear that I had no idea what Katherine was talking about when she ran into the house this morning and gleefully yelled, "Babies!"
"Babies!" she said happily with a bit of "duh" in her tone.
Then it sort of clicked, and I asked, "Agnes?"
Yes, Agnes had given birth to two lovely little doelings in the pasture. So, Katherine went running back out there to retrieve mom and babies and put them into their own private pen so they could have the time and space to get to know each other.
I could sit out there and watch them all day, but I have tomatoes to freeze, a book to write, and feta to make.