Raphael and Renaissance

The weekly GMS meeting had just finished and I was working on writing Kidding Season blog posts when the call rang out through the soaproom – “Babies!!!”

Everyone abandoned what they were doing and we rushed to the barn, where we found two goats in labor – Belle and Reluctant. After deciding that Reluctant needed me there to catch babies faster than Belle would, I grabbed a towel and headed in. Reluctant is Red Bird’s baby girl, if you remember that ordeal, and I know that I wasn’t the only one who was a little nervous about this birth.

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Reluctant was really tight, so after deciding that Belle wasn’t quite ready to go, Emery came over to help stretch Reluctant out and work on getting the baby out.

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It wasn’t too long before we had our first baby out! We named him Raphael.

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And a few minutes later, he was followed by his brother, Renaissance (or Ren.)

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We brought them into the milk room and the little kids started drying them off,

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and took pictures with them,

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while the rest of us ran over to kidding pen A, where Belle was actively pushing!

 

 

2015 kid count: 16 doelings, 11 bucklings
2015 doe status (33 total): 10 doe kidded, 23 left to go
2 sets of quads, 4 sets of triplets, 3 sets of twins, 1 single

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  • RaD3321

    Wait… Is the status at the bottom correct? i thought you had 2 sets of quads?

    • goatmilkstuff

      fixed! PJ