Kristi’s goat, Grace, whom she raised last year on a bottle (because its mom rejected it) is grown up and had her own kid today. A complete surprise, as we thought Grace would not kid until the end of the month. So, here we are on the one beautiful sunny day this week, and all of a sudden we see Grace under the eucalyptus tree giving birth! Kristi (age 10) told mom this morning that Grace looked “funny,” but Kristel just blew her off. Her udder was so small that we figured she couldn’t possibly be due yet.
Okay, Kristi was right. After she gave birth late morning in the part mud/part weeds, we hauled her to the stall in the pictures. Relief. And Kristi took over. She helped the new baby nurse (I think she’s naming it Silver Sundae, but you will have to check her blog to confirm this, as she might change it before she posts). Now she is on placenta watch wearing a black glove and keeping a Walmart bag nearby. The doe expelling the afterbirth is very important … plus, we don’t want her to eat it, which she will.
Enjoy the pictures and the video!