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“Goat Kids in 2022!”

Well,  a month after kids hit the ground, I’ve finally made time to sit down and  post about it! Twas a warm and sunny March 18th.  I let Tisl and Ruma graze  the meadow freely to their hearts’ content.  Tisl bred 4 days before Ruma, and theoretically today was her due date.  The girls hadn’t been out of the barn long before I heard Ruma nickering with concern.  She wandered around the barnyard and towards my dwelling, calling softly but…

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“A Goat Update: Kids, Milk, & Cheese”

We are now 2 weeks from Ruma’s traumatic birthing experience and she is doing wonderfully.  At no point did she threaten me with uterine infection or complications.  PHEW!  She’s stayin’ plump and lookin’ beautiful as ever.  Never did I envision myself someday following a female goat around, carefully sniffing her vulva and noting how it smelled each day…   We have each doe down to 1 kid each and are milking the ladies twice a day.  To prep the kids…

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“Baby Goats Have Arrived!”

BABY GOATS!  After 5 months of eager anticipation (the last 2 months of which were even more eager once we stopped milking in late  January and instantly began missing fresh cheese), we have beautiful baby goaters! Tisl birthed first, 48 hours later than her technical due date.  She was stealth-preggers, barely showing any baby bulge right up to birthing.  I expected only 1 kid out of her.  But she produced 2 beautiful kids.  I had just checked on her that…

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