Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Maybe I'll Finally Get Some Sleep Tonight
Genevieve, a Nubian doe, has been in a family way for the appropriate amount of time. And knowing it was getting close, not only because of the calendar date, but because of her telltale signs, I've spent the past 2 days checking on her every 2 hours, even throughout the night. I'm utterly exhausted! But after being in labor all night these were the product of her efforts. Twin boys, 8 lbs. and just a little under 7 lbs. Mom and kids doing just fine, getting to know each other. Even though she's a dairy goat, we've decided to let her raise her own kids and we'll just take some of her milk for us (rather than the other way around which would be to take the kids away, milk her and bottle feed them). After all, I've raised enough kids myself (my own human ones) that I don't need to be taking of anyone else's. Seems too much like babysitting to me.