Apr. 22nd, 2015

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Let's see.....today was Grocery day; Herself and SG both had morning eye exams and SG had a doctor's appointment at 1:30. I told him that I was sorry, but I simply could NOT see how I could do all I needed to do and be done by 12:00 so that I could go with him to the doc. He was a little miffed, but got over it.

Anyway. We got home a little after 1:00; he got home about 3:30. He wanted to eat early, so we all piled in the truck to grab a bite. Now, before I walked out the door I did a quick check on the goats. Our first doe isn't due until next week, but with goats you just never know. Everyone looked fine, so out we went.

Came home at 5:00. The kids headed out to do evening stables.....and Herself started yelling. Trillian had decided that today would be a good day to kid. According to my records, she wasn't due until 5/5 - so she's very early. Or I am a doofus that didn't write down the dates correctly. (Either one is possible, take your pick). So, kid count:

Doelings: 1
Bucklings: 0

She's a very, very pretty, mostly black, little girl. Looks to be full-term, has a STRONG suck reflex, and could stand up and wobble around. She was dry, so she wasn't new-new, but her belly was empty, so she wasn't more than maybe an hour old.

She's currently in the playpen in the bathroom. She took 3.5 oz of colostrum (THAT was fun - Trillian is a first-freshener. And she acted like it. :sigh: She wasn't too bad, but I don't like fighting does for the milk. She'll get better......or else. :lol:)

We're calling her April...maybe April Showers. *I* was kind of hoping for a sister - then we'd also have May Flowers. :snicker:

Anyway, we've started our kidding season with a bang! Next up (according to my possibly borked records) is Inara (who looks like she's carrying triplets; poor Risky has her own gravitational field, she's so huge!), due on Wednesday. Because that's an orthodontist day I'll be inducing her to go Monday AM (should she go that long. She's big, and her udder is starting to fill). Then we have a few days until Annie (5/3), then Zoe (5/5) and finally Risky (5/10...but I don't think she's gonna go that long. She looks about ready to pop!) I'm praying for more girls than boys - girls seem to sell better. We are just about at our limit - I plan on keeping 1 girl from each doe (so if Zoe gives me a girl, she's for sale, because Trillian is her daughter. Same with Inara - Padme is hers) to keep the bloodlines.

Gotta skitter - got to see if April needs more milk!

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