Thursday, March 1, 2012
Monday was day 146 for Sweet Pea. Tuesday she preferred laying down to standing up. Tuesday night the udder was definitely larger. Wednesday morning at 3 am I went to the barn to check on her. She was annoyed because I woke her up. Three hours later she was banging on the stall gate because she was last to get her grain. When I came home from school at 3:30 I heard her give a scream from the barn when I got out of the mini-van. I hiked up my demin jumper and slugged through the mud in my rain boots to the barn thinking, "Oh, gosh, what am I going to find?" When I got to her stall, I got the "Where the hell have you been?" look. A nose and a hoof were being presented but for how long was the question. So I waited. She pushed, yelled, I waited. She stood up, looked around, looked at me as if to say, "Well, where are they?" I shrugged my shoulders. So after a few more scenerios like this, we finally coordinated and got the first kid out. Baby 2 came very quickly and she went into mother mode like a pro and I was dismissed by her as I no longer was needed.
So these are the twin bucklings......ok, I know they are healthy, and I hate to be a downer but I REALLY WANTED A DOE FROM SWEET PEA CUZ SHE IS MY FAVORITE LAMANCHA AND SHE GAVE ME TWIN BUCKLINGS LAST YEAR!!!!! IS THIS TOO FLIPPIN MUCH TO ASK FOR!?!?!?
They are mini-manchas.....gotta love the ears! The ears are definitely Nigerian in characteristics and they both have waddles which are very cute! I have nick named them "The Waddle Boys".
And as of day 2 they are very up close and personable babies! Both of them will be offered as wethers to a loving pet home in the upcoming weeks:)
This is my prize pea.....Sweet Pea. Please note this picture was the day after she had the babies.....okay so maybe she is "alittle" chunky......we might have to consider a "trim a goat diet" in the future;)
Anyways, kinda fun to have leap year babies on the farm!