Last night we started seeing a few tell tale signs that Maggie was entering labor. By Six this morning, she was well under way and within an hour, she had two lovely kids, a male and a female!
Maggie was a real trooper, she lay next to me on a bed of hay and screamed her little head off while the kids came. Then she cleaned em up and let them get some milk.
Sue and I are pretty exhausted from all the excitement, but it's really Maggies day, what a lady.
Some folks have asked me "why goats, aren't they just smelly animals that eat cans?" The short answer is "No", they are clean and bright and actually picky eaters. I think of them as a blend of dog and deer, not a bad combo for a dairy.
We milked Maggie on the milking stand to get more colostrum for the kids and she was patient and calm, I guess motherhood suits her!