I am so happy to announce that we’ve brought home our girls.
They are a mother daughter pair. Millie is the mom (multi colored) and Capri is the daughter (white) and they are both PREGNANT.
This is a first freshening (meaning her first pregnancy) for Capri and she is up first, due to give birth the beginning of March.
This will be a third freshening (I believe) for Millie who is due at the end of March or early April.
I’m hoping they each have at least two kids, but most of all I’m hoping for easy uneventful deliveries!
It was an eventful day. After a night of No sleep because I was way to excited, we woke up early and got the gate finished.
And then we embarked on a 2 hour and 40 minutes trip to pick up the ladies–with just a small detour to tractor supply because who can resist Tractor Supply?? Not this girl!
After getting slightly lost we made it safely to our destination. There were so many precious little goats. But our girls stood out immediately. I was taken aback by just how small they really were. We loaded up Capri first and she did NOT like being away from her mama and she cried loudly to let us know, but as soon as Millie was in the crate with her she settled down and was so happy.
Capri tends to follow Millie every where she goes. Typical little girl following after her Mama! They are both nice and plump. I can’t wait to find out how many babies they will have!
Unfortunately the weather today was awful and things did not go as planned. First off– Capri escaped the van in attempt to follow her mama, when we got home and we had to chase her around the yard in the rain (definitely watch the video to see this chase). Then the tarp that was employed as the temporary roof to their enclosure started to sag under the weight of the rain. We had to go out last minute in the rain to make repairs and ultimately moved them into the shed.
So tomorrow will be spent making adjustments to their enclosure. I’ll also be adding some chicken wire to the bottom of the shed bc the dog keeps getting in and I don’t want him to scare them while they are getting used to their new environment. Rhaegar and his herd will be best friends soon enough.
If you want to see the video of our day please follow the link!
Hoping for better weather tomorrow because there is still so much to be done.