20 February 2009

Kid Update

Three days later, Marigold's goat kids are doing very well. Both are nursing regularly, and are prancing energetically around the kidding pen. (In the meantime, Button and her kids have made a smooth transition back to the main goat area.) This is good news, because we have a major winter storm headed in tonight and are expecting eight inches of snow. Makes me really appreciate the big red barn with the high stone foundation.

For those who have asked, Button and Marigold are twins --- our first two doe kids. They look Saanen (like their dam), but actually had a Toggenburg sire. A different Toggenburg buck (not their sire) bred both of them this year, which I guess makes these kids three-quarters Toggenburg and one-quarter Saanen.

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