Our next set of suprise babies came on the 14th of August. I knew that both Bea and Carlione could kid at any moment but figured that Caroline would be the first to go. Well once again the goats had to show me who was right and it was Bea who kidded first. The kids had been checking on the goats about once an hour all day until about 4 and every time everything was just fine. After work I had stopped to pick up feed for the next couple of weeks so I was a little late getting home. After we had unloaded the feed and got everyones buckets ready I figured that I would dit down for a bit before we headed out. While I was sitting outside I heard a baby goat crying, at first I thought it was Betty, so I sent Isabelle out to check. As she was heading out I started to listen closer and realized that the baby that was crying was "too little" to be Betty. About that time Isabelle hollered to let us know that Bea had babies. Two beauftiful does, Duchess Kate and Princess Diana and one buck Prince George, pictured. By the time we had found the kids Bea had them dry and they were all up playing and nursing. We quickley got Bea and all three babies into the kidding yard.
As for Caroline she deceided to wait three more days to kid. This time we were out there with her for start to end about four hours, it was a long afternoon. Any who have been there when a goat goes into labor will know that there is not much to say about the time you wait for that little nose or hoof to show up. At the end of the four hours we had two more kids one big buck, still looking for his name, the same size as our 3 day olds and one timy doe, Princess Grace.
All of our babies are doign great all of the baby goats like to play with each other. Everything is great until a baby goes to nurse from the wrong mommy! Thou now comes the sad part of the kidding season, it is time to sell off the babies and seclected other goats who don't fit in with our vision for the herd. It will be sad to see them go but I know that I will find the best homes possible for all who are leaving. I will vaule the time I have left with some of them and look forward to watching the little ones grow and thrive.