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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kidding season is just a few days away!


In 2 days, our Doe, Fudge, will be at 150 days gestation. That means she could start kidding any day now! We can hardly wait to see what our permanent grand champion Doe produces this year!

The rest of the herd is expected to start kidding a week later so we are busy preparing for many babies to start arriving any time after March 25th!

Once the babies begin arriving, my plan is to give frequent updates as often as possible. At times it may be just a brief update depending on how busy the day/night went. Pygora goats are usually very easy kidders but I like to be there to make sure momma and babies are doing fine.

The date for the Golden Fleece 4H Club visit has been moved up from April 17th to April 3rd. This should give them an opportunity to experience what it is like to be here in the heat of kidding season.

The 4H'ers will have the opportunity to take care of newborn kids and their moms. For the brave, they might even catch a doe giving birth.

I'm really looking forward having the Golden Fleece 4H Club visit the ranch! ~Lisa

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