In my post last week called Barnyard Snapshot I joked that Kat came over and asked which one of the goats was pregnant. The little black one, Loretta, is quite rotund, shall we say. My friend, Jill, who gave them to me saw the pictures and decided to come on over and see what was going on.
Swollen backside, utters, bag, big lump on her right side. It seems that both of them are pregnant. Now, she’s only been around one buck and sadly that is her father who was not informed of the rules of age and genetics when he decided to create a harem around him. There will be some risks because she is only about nine months old and she is small. We will be watching closely to make sure we are here when she freshens and hope there are no issues. We will also pray for a healthy, beautiful goat as opposed to something otherworldly genetically speaking. Our farmer optimism will not fail!
We will have doubled the adorable goats running around here and doubled the milk! This is a good thing!