April 21st, 2011

Goat

Goatsplosion

I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with one of our goats.  The other two nannies had given birth several weeks ago, but Josephine still hadn't.

This afternoon I heard a high-pitched bleating noise from the barn, but the other kids were all out on the lawn.  I checked out the barn and found Josephine had given birth to TRIPLETS!  Two females and a male.  They look quite healthy and are already starting to play.

Sheep and goats usually only have two young, three at a time is rather uncommon.  That might explain the unusually long pregnancy.

That gives us a grand total of 2 males, 5 females and 1 stillborn.  We're going to have to give away a few goats at some point.  Including the adults, we've now got 11, and I saw our billy goat trying to mount one of the females, so there could be more on their way in a few more months.
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