Spot had her kids Friday.
I know, I know - I felt bad leading you on with pregnant Spot pictures but I couldn't waste those pictures and the post idea!
She was due May 20... but man oh man... her udder was getting huge, her ligaments were all loosey goosey, the bulge in her tummy dropped... we knew it would happen any time.
I was on my way home Friday night and I called Furry Husband to let him know I was on my way cuz we were headed to a H.S. graduation party.
He told me I should stop and get a pizza....
"But... aren't we going to Hannah's party?"
"No. Nope. Don't think we're gonna make it tonight."
"What? Why? What happened? (pause.... light bulb goes on) OH! Is Spot having her babies?!"
I can be a little obtuse at times...
She had a mucous string... I had a little bit of time to beat it home. I got home (yes, unbaked pizza in the car for later) and rushed out to the goat pen. She'd just had the first one.... a little buck.
I pulled Speck out and got her milked... went inside to check on the thawing colostrum... came back outside and we resumed watching Spot.
A second kid was born... this was a doe. SHEW! I was worried it would be an all buck all the time sort of year but I got my doe kid!
(especially since I bred to outside bucks this year so if I had a doe... I could keep her and use my existing buck)
After our fist bump and blowin' it up... we waited because Spot was getting ready for a third. The third kid was born... another doe!
Spot was licking the 3rd kid off, only a minute or two had passed and Furry Husband shouts..."There's another one!"
Sure enough, a fourth kid was hanging from Spot in a breech presentation.... yowza. A buck - you could see his ... "package" since he was breech. I grabbed his back legs and there he was....
Four kids were all up in there......
Spot and her babies are all doing well!
Sorry - this pix has all manner o' shadows...but I had to get one with Toe so you could see how small they all are. Four... they couldn't get huge... poor Spottie didna have enough room!
Another shot of how tiny they were... they all had crooked legs from bein' jam crammed together. They just need time for their ligaments to stretch and to get a little strength and everything will straighten out....