Guess what happened yesterday?
Talk about just in the nick of time. Nibbles was acting kind of weird yesterday afternoon and making funny noises. So me and the dog hurried up and got her bucket set up and a fresh layer of straw down in the newly cleaned out and rat free Turkey House coop. But when we went to get her, Nibs didn't want to get up. We drug her kicking and screaming and raced her right over there. A few minutes later and we wouldn't have made it.
My Good Shepherd looks on - he always takes care of me.
Of course nothing goes like it's supposed to around here - so there I was alone with Nibs about to pop. Well, I wasn't alone - I had the chip on my shoulder and the dog with me. He gave me encouraging, if not slightly worried looks. I patted Nibbles as reassuringly as I could knowing The Good Neighbor Mom was racing home.
Comparatively these are huge babies! How cute are they?
Then everything got whoozy and I woke up later with Dog#1 licking my face and Nibbles licking two perfect little buckings. One with enormous ears and one splashy kid with tiny little La Mancha ears.
Are these ears hilarious or what?
About that time the Good Neighbor Mom got there and after a while we decided that Nibs was done and all was well. The only thing to do was go in the house and drink. So I did.
This splashy little kid has tiny La Mancha ears - adorable!
Later, after laying on the floor in the house with the dogs for a while, and reciting about 1,000 reasons why dogs are better than goats, I figured I should go out there and see how Nibs and the two were doing. What a surprise for me!
What was that!?!?
Baby Trey or Sneaky Pete - came out of no where. What a surprise!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with..... Tres... I mean.. Trey. Or however you want to say "three." I actually suggested the name "Trey" to some folks for their surprise third real baby - they didn't think it was funny. Come to think of it, they didn't take my other suggestion which was Vlad the Impaler either.... in fact they asked me to stop suggesting names for their children altogether. Anyway.
So there you have it. While I was out there laying in the straw it occurred to me that I need to get my act together - our milking season has begun! So today will be about getting our milking area into tip top shape and making sure Nibs stays calm and takes care of the babies as long as she will. You'll recall she normally gets an F- in being a mommy. Oh, and I'd better get my cheese making supplies ready. This is gonna be a bang up year for home made goat cheese!
Happy Thursday everyone! Anyone else have some surprise babies!?!