Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020
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Check out the Goat-O-Scope, folks!
https://www.ipcamlive.com/5cb9f57b71a34
 
Skeeter kidded around 4:30 this afternoon--exactly on her due date with a textbook perfect kidding. She did it all by herself and had one girl and one boy. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day and she gave us just enough time to run and grab the kidding box. The only thing she didn't do perfectly was she set up camp in a thicket of scrub oak behind the house. She made herself a perfect, comfortable little nest in some soft dirt under the bushes, but it was almost impossible to get to her. I crawled back there just as she was gettin down to business and pushing the first kid into the passage. A large bubble was just starting to peep out from under her tail. I grabbed her collar and yanked her unceremoniously to her feet and forced her to leave her little hidey-hole. It took some doing, but I got her out and then it took everything Phil and I had to drag her across the yard and into the goat pen. Not only did I want her to be somewhere I could offer help if she needed, I didn't relish the idea of having to crawl out afterwards on my knees with a kid in each arm. We got her into the goat pen and shut the gate to keep out the dogs, who were beside themselves with excitement. Pluto was determined to attend the birth and lick the kids off himself, but that sort of thing tends to make mama goats go berserk so I locked him out. 

Mama and kids are doing great. The baby girl weight 8.5# and the boy 10#. They were up walking and nursing in no time. I'll have to post some photos tomorrow, but in the meantime check out the video camera!
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Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 03-29-2020, 05:18 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 04-26-2020, 04:42 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 04-28-2020, 07:43 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 04-29-2020, 11:39 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by IdahoNancy - 04-30-2020, 07:03 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 04-30-2020, 08:17 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Charlie Horse - 05-01-2020, 06:17 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-01-2020, 09:37 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Taffy - 05-01-2020, 01:52 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-01-2020, 04:05 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-02-2020, 05:23 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-02-2020, 05:32 PM
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RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-05-2020, 10:55 AM
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RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-05-2020, 08:27 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-06-2020, 12:03 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by IdahoNancy - 05-06-2020, 08:00 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-06-2020, 08:39 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Charlie Horse - 05-07-2020, 06:29 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Saph - 05-07-2020, 07:09 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-07-2020, 10:48 AM
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RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-15-2020, 07:00 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by IdahoNancy - 05-16-2020, 09:26 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-17-2020, 06:52 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-17-2020, 07:02 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Charlie Horse - 05-18-2020, 06:00 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-18-2020, 07:03 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-20-2020, 06:08 PM
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RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-20-2020, 06:40 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-21-2020, 10:24 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Saph - 05-21-2020, 11:21 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-22-2020, 08:02 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-22-2020, 08:12 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-22-2020, 08:26 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-25-2020, 02:54 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-25-2020, 03:43 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-25-2020, 08:02 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Charlie Horse - 05-25-2020, 08:14 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-28-2020, 02:10 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-29-2020, 03:32 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by IdahoNancy - 05-30-2020, 03:21 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-31-2020, 05:36 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 06-06-2020, 06:15 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 06-06-2020, 06:38 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 06-08-2020, 07:46 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Taffy - 06-09-2020, 09:26 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Saph - 06-10-2020, 11:32 AM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 07-07-2020, 11:08 AM
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RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 08-21-2020, 08:05 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Saph - 08-22-2020, 09:21 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Nanno - 05-06-2021, 05:46 PM
RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2020 - by Charlie Horse - 05-07-2021, 06:56 AM
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