I had to go to court for my CASA volunteer job in the afternoon, but I could see that she was in early labor in the morning when I went to the barn to take the goats out. Also, she didn't want to go out, which is very unusual for her. So, I spent the morning watching her. I was afraid I was going to miss it, but she had her first one about 15 minutes before I had to go get ready to leave. Thankfully, daughter-in-law was willing and able to take over my midwife duties and she made sure the second was born safely and I didn't have to worry about losing any.
First one born.
These babies were from a doe with what is called "moonspots". People who have goats seem to really like the moonspots. The are pretty cute.
Second one - black like Billy, moonspotted like the mom.
Aw. I *heart* him.
Will have to come up with a flower name that also has "heart" in it, but all I can think of is a Bleeding Heart.
Oh yeah, and...
The guineas started laying eggs this past week. The eggs are about half, maybe three quarters the size of chicken eggs. I haven't eaten any yet, so I don't know how they compare.