Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Circle Widens

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!

5 comments:

Tee, Kerry's wife said...

How exciting! Do you have the kids named? Is that a white ring around one of them? What about Ringo and the other Star? Thanks for sharing this happy event. Would love updates.

gregoire68 said...

Way to go! Goats eat less than a dog, run like dear and climb like....goats. We had 8 to 10 when I was growing up. The only stink is the billy when he comes into maturity. It is beyond stink, really rank.

Peter Galbert said...

Thanks!
We named them Rory and Silky and they are eating like little bandits. I agree about the stinky buck, we had one here for a while to get Maggie in the family way and you could smell him across the yard. But my whether (castrated male) doesn't smell at all and he's very affectionate.
Stay tuned for more photos!

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