It has been a bit crazy around here the past couple of days – with the most recent and unusual snow storm this past weekend. As a result, school was canceled on Monday (which makes for a short week since the kids are off on Good Friday). Hubby decided that he could ‘work’ from home and spare himself the drive/frustration downtown. The combo of high winds and trees heavily laden with wet snow was sure to cause potential problems with the electricity. Yup – we were without power from 10 AM ’til 6 PM. It’s amazing how much we rely on electricity when we’re forced to go without. I did however manage to do some finishing on several felted bags. But, life as we know it resumed in time for dinner and most importantly, our water, which operates on a well was operational for showers. A most important necessity when you have two teens in the house!
NOW, MY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! At about 7 PM last night Tues, Holly (our Alpine doe) gave birth to this sweet little doe (female) kid and…
right behind her…a handsome buck (male) kid, who absolutely refused to cooperate with the “hat thing”!! I can only imagine what he’s thinking and mumbling to himself, “What kind of fruit-cake does she take me for?!”
They both weighed in at 7 pounds each.
Sadly to say, we also delivered a third…who was still born. But, mom and kids are doing well.
Nelly, our Oberhasli, is due to kid on Saturday. We’re all wondering if she’ll deliver before Easter?
We already have plans to ‘increase’ our dairy herd with the newest arrivals. Katie hopes to castrate the buck and keep him as a companion for her horse and work him in agility and pack.
Hope you’re able to enjoy a re-birth this Spring!