Wednesday, March 26, 2014
She was born yesterday in the early afternoon as we all went about our business of being sick and laying around watching TV and reading. Sinuses and the flu hit us just in time for spring break to begin. I went to the doctor Saturday praying I had strep throat. I knew if it was strep I could get some medicine, rest Sunday, and by Monday be up and ready to go. ha. It was the flu. So, it is dragging itself along and just when I think I might feel better I realize I really don't. Three children are dealing with sinus issues and we sound like hacking machines here.
But, back to Colleen. Even though Beatrice, the mom-goat, had a nice warm stall with new pine shavings, fresh water and privacy, she choose to have Colleen out in the mud and dirty hay on a cold windy day. And all the other goats got to see it and it totally freaked them out. I mean, the old grandaddy goat was beside himself trying to figure out what was going on.
We moved her and baby into her warm stall and waited to see if there might be a second one, but nope, just Colleen. We were hoping for twin girls, but we will sure take her. She seems to be healthy and is bonding and nursing well with mom. Last night she and mom got to sleep with the woodstove warming them and when I went to check on her this morning she was toasty warm. Love me some baby goats.
She is our C goat in that I am naming all our female goats in alphabetical order and using old-fashioned names because I love them so much.