I know it has been a long time since I last blogged, but I want to make more time to do it and commit to more regular posts.
This morning I am writing on my phone while sitting on a milking stand in my goat barn. I am watching a pair of baby doe Nubian goats who have made their way outside for the second time since their birth on Wednesday. In another stale a pile of three bucklings, born yesterday, sleep quietly with a rhythmic breathing. A rooster crows in the distance and I take another sip of coffee. The morning chores have already been done, my own breakfast consumed and now a little reflection time before starting once again on the list of projects to eventually get to.
“How did you end up here?” I find myself asking very often in the past few weeks. A lot has gone on in a very short period and that seems to be the tempo of life at home now. Frantic effort and change followed by periods of peace. I feel so good about where we are, and am looking forward to so much more.
Yesterday Sidda gave birth to three boys. We knew that was a possibility but hadn’t expected it since she only gave birth to one last year.
Vivi too surprised us Wednesday with a pair of little girls.
And while each mother had one baby that wasn’t quite as strong as the others at birth, this morning everyone seems to be doing just fine.
With one more mother, Caro, still to give birth, we are going to have quite the growing herd.
Last weekend we had just come through a wind storm that knocked down at least 8 trees, including 2 across the drive way and one on top of the goat house.
The tree on the goat house was a particular issue as it was also about to take down the two fences that separate our pen holding our buck from the girls. It also broke a rafter and put several holes in the roof. Needless to say we got the problems repaired quickly as we were sure baby goats were on their way.
We for now I have to get back to work. I leave you with a short video of a happy goat.