We had a most pleasant surprise yesterday (Sunday). Sorcha, our new goat, gave birth to 2 beautiful little does at 1:30 pm.
Our breeder had told us she was pregnant, but we didn't think she was since she was so small, especially compared to how huge Helena is when she is pregnant.
Compared to Helena, Sorcha looked malnourished. ;)
But, when the boys went out to the barn yesterday at 1:00, they came back saying Sorcha was acting as if she was in labor. I went to the barn, and sure enough, she was. I came back to the house, gathered some supplies, and went back to the barn about 10 minutes later. And in that short amount of time, she had already delivered the first baby, and was cleaning her. We figured that would be the only one since Sorcha was so small. We decided there was no way she could have more than one.
We were helping Sorcha clean off the baby, when Ian said, "Mom, another one is coming!" I looked over and sure enough, there was another baby on the way. But Sorcha's rear end was right at her water bucket, and the baby was heading right into it! I jumped behind Sorcha and caught the baby just before she landed in the bucket. Whew! Never a dull moment around here! :)
We haven't named them yet (I am open for suggestions), but they are so cute!
Girls - finally! We had been praying for females so we could get more milk for our family, and He answered. We are so thankful! :)
Both babies are doing great, and since they are both females, we are considering keeping both of them.
Have a great day, friends!
"Come and see the wondrous works of God.." ~ Psalm 66:5