It was a pretty typical day the day Tapioca gave birth. Everyone was tired, kidding season was wearing down as were we, and the milk room was a mess from all the first fresheners running around during milking and not being used to the way we bring them in and out. Like I said, typical day. Its not uncommon for a goat to give birth while we were in the milk room. I think they can hear us in there and decide that then and there is a good time to go since were so close by. Lucky us! We finished milking, got everything cleaned up and checked on our one stall that holds the mamas that are expected to go at any time. Tapioca looked at us, and instantly started pushing.
She was so tight and confused that it took what seemed like forever. It was cold and late but we know our responsibilities and we helped Tapioca make the process as easy as possible. Both babies came out fast once they started coming out and they were both properly presented. She had one buckling and one doeling. We named them Tabasco and Teaberry.
We expected very pretty babies from Tapioca as she is such a good looking momma.
She delivered! Awesome looking babies.
2015 kid count: 32 doelings, 33 bucklings
2015 doe status (33 total): 29 does kidded, 4 left to go
2 set of quads, 8 sets of triplets, 14 set of twins, 5 singles