Our family woke up like any other normal Friday morning. As I was placing my bags into my car I looked up only to see my husband do a double take after opening the barn door. I knew at least one doe had to have kidded. I shut my car door and ran for the barn. I passed my husband as he was running into our house for towels. He said there are two of them. As I entered the barn I could hear the innocent sounds from what turned out to be two handsome baby bucks. Two of our does had kidded in the early morning hours (Wea & Winnie). I started in Wea's pen (she was closest to the door) and my husband handed me a towel. I dried the baby off and then cleaned up the mother. While I was busy cleaning them up my husband cleaned out her kidding pen. It worked out to be a great tag team. After we finished with Wea then it was Winnie's turn. Again I took care of cleaning the mom and her baby up while my husband cleaned up the pen. By that time I ran inside to get myself cleaned up and our son ready for the bus. Luckily we had enough time for him to see the babies before heading off to school. Once he was off to school we made sure the babies were nursing well and everyone was set. Sadly we still had to proceed to work like a normal day, but we have to pay the the feed :)
After what seemed like a LONG day at work I came home and immediately checked on the goats. Only to find that Dusty had kidded mid afternoon while we were all at work. All 3 girls kidded on the same day and I missed all the kids being born. I could not believe it. Guess there is only next year. I proceeded to clean up the baby doe and her mother, then I proceeded to clean up her pen. I was a little concerned about the baby doe since she was not nursing much. I continued to check on her frequently thru the night and my the next morning the baby doe had started to really get a hang of nursing. It made me feel so much better.
We may not have had multiples, but have been blessed with the birth of three healthy babies. Along with three healthy Mommas.
We truly enjoy spending time on our mini farm and working as a family. Making things on our own as often as possible