Well, my illness is much improved and just dealing with a cough and a little stuffiness. Which is TOTALLY do-able compared to what I was working with! Giving me more motivation and a little bit sunnier side to things is the warmer weather we have been experiencing!
It is a high of 58 today, so snow is starting to melt! The mud is a little less than desirable, but I can definitely deal with it. It's just nice to get out from underneath all of that snow!
We are about 2-3 weeks out from experiencing our first babies on the farm this year! Our goats are getting bigger, and it was ESPECIALLY noticeable when we were able to bring them outside today into the pasture!
The white goat (Sophie, my first milker!) and the black (Iris, 3 year old that I just bought in the Fall) are looking pretty huge. The little brown one (Padme, my son's little female that he bought as an investment with his 4H money from last year) doesn't look as big. BUT, she was a few weeks behind the other 2 and this would be her first baby. So IF she is pregnant, I am only expecting one from her, but these will be the first GOAT babies born on my farm, so I can't really make any accurate predictions, seein' that I have NO IDEA! :)
I am going to be giving the girls their CD &T shots this weekend, so they and their babies are all ready. We also need to clean out their pens badly. These three have figured out how to unlatch a pretty tough gate latch for their pen, and open it all the time. Bad thing about this is that they have FREQUENTLY gotten into the food, and gotten the squirts... :( SO, the pens need a good cleaning, though it is pretty large pen and they waist a lot of their hay, it still looks pretty clean...
I will definitely keep you up to date on the progress of these mommys! DO you have any baby goats coming on YOUR farm?