The winter is passing so quickly.
And we are heading into one of my favorite times...
The first of our fainting goats is due in early March.
So, final preparations are being made.
Ordinarily the girls each have their own little house.
During kidding season, however, they share a large shed
that is set up with three birthing stalls.
The shed is equipped with video surveillance...
making it easier to monitor when a doe goes into labor.
Yesterday we gave the girls their pre-delivery immunizations
and wormed them in preparation for their move into the maternity ward.
The girls were reluctant to leave their little houses, though,
as the weather had turned a bit nasty.
Ritz crackers are their favorite treat,
so we use them to entice the girls out of their houses.
Even a little sleet won't keep the girls from a yummy Ritz treat!
"Maybe if I just stretch a little further, I won't have to come the whole way out!"
Finally, they were overcome by the temptation.
Each girl was give her injection.
Then her hooves were trimmed.
And finally, the worming medicine.
I am so excited to share kidding season with you!
You will come to the same conclusion that I have...
and that is...
there is nothing any cuter than a newborn baby goat!
Just wait....you'll see.
And then the antics begin...
and for several months these kids will delight and entertain us with
their incredibly adorable personalities,
and their hops, skips and jumps!