I am Mascot Goat aka Mas"goat" of Laughing Duck Farm.My job is tell you about the happenings of a small homestead through the eyes of a goat.I dictate to Da Boy .....what?,YOU try typing with hooves.
Monday, January 4, 2010
First I must say that this is a solemn post,so for those who love goat might not want to read this. Sweet Pea went in to labor yesterday at about 3:00 PM,it was her first kid. "The People" thought it was twins,but it was one really big baby,"the people" wanted to watch,but they had to go to the airport. When they got back Sweet Pea was still in labor,with no baby. Any experienced "Goat Owner"(there is no such thing,we goat aren't owned,but rent your land and cut your grass as rent) will know that 95% of all goat births are uneventful,poor Sweet Pea was in the 5%. So the vet said that the only way to save her was to do a see-section,and that the baby had already died. So Right now Sweet Pea is is living inside at night because it is 17* at night and is to weak to sleep outside. She is on some medicine for the pain and not talking much. The Vet said that she will be able to breed next year.So for now it is said,but it will pass,Guinness is due next month,and "the people" have high hopes for that.