We were on butt watch, we were on udder watch and we were on “any day now” watch….today we would like to introduce Buster and Bonny…so now we are on “where are they now ?” watch. Alicia the LaMancha goat doe isn’t a very brave girl. As we watched her tiny kids wiggle jiggle and kick in her tummy Alicia moaned miserably, the stronger the activity within…..the louder and more continuous her wailing became. The little doe was turning her head 360 degrees accusingly looking at her grinding muscles and between her pathetic moans and groans clearly wondering what WE had done to her. As we closed up the barn after a last check on the piteous lady in waiting we wondered if her current affliction would be resolved overnight and her clearly very active offspring would be giving her a new reason to be miserable in the morning. Buster the little buck and Bonny the little Doe had been born in the early hours of the morning while no one was watching. Mom, Alicia had given them a wash and brush up and the two little kids, warm dry and fluffy were resting in a nest of yellow straw when we peeked over the stall door yesterday. Alicia had clearly recovered, her pathetic bleating had been replaced by a contented grunting and she was back to her number one priority….eating. All is well in the goat pen, Acorn the nut brown doe is still waiting, so guess what….we are back on butt and udder watch again !
Time for me to sign off and get down to the barn, take care, keep safe, M