April 3, 2015

Daphne The Hold-Out

I had sincerely hoped to have brand new baby goat photos to show you this morning, but alas, all I have to offer is a picture of one very pregnant goat, who doesn't seem the least bit in a hurry.


She had two visits with Randy back on November 3rd and 4th. That would put her official due date at either April 2nd or 3rd. I was thinking it was April 1st, so it's a good thing I went back and looked at my calendar. Not that it matters because goats are no better than people when it comes to due dates, so we still could have a few more days to go!


22 comments:

  1. All in good time, right? I'm sure that waiting isn't fun. Can't wait to see pics when they do arrive! Maybe Daphne needs to eat some greens with Olive Garden salad dressing! What do you think?!!? ;)

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  2. I hope she has her babies soon and without difficulty.

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  3. Ugh! But I feel your pain. I've been going in and out of the barn for the past three days, waiting for two of my gals to pop. And they are taking their sweeeeeeeet time. Storm coming in a few hours. Wanna bet they go into labor then?
    Good luck and hope the wait isn't that much longer.

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  4. What a dear...I mean, goat! A goat-dear, sweetie kind of thing. I want to burn some incense for her and get some water bottles for her back, lol.

    Poor luv. Any day now! ;)

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  5. She does look rather huge doesn't she! Hope everything goes smoothly when she decides it is time.
    John

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  6. Oh Poor Daphne! Maybe you can take her for a ride over the railroad tracks??

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  7. Has she begun redecorating her stall yet?

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  8. Every time I go check on her she gives me a look as if to say, "You again? What's the fuss?"

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  9. Well well well! They can keep us waiting can't they? I'm going to guess you are having another set of quads........ :)

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  10. Maybe she needs some Mexican food. That was my go to...

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  11. Leigh, She's huge! Hope all goes well & you have kids soon.

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  12. Leigh,

    She looks like she's ready to have those babies. Has she been up on her feet and active, or just kinda of relaxed laying around?

    Hopefully her deliver with be smooth for you and Dan.

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  13. Haha. I totally checked your website about 10 times yesterday to see if she had kidded yet. I hope she has some girls for me!

    My next one is due on the 5th. I feel your pain.

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  14. Just try to keep from wearing yourself out checking on her 24 hours a day! She'll be in fine shape for the birth, but you'll be worn out!!

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  15. poor thing does look more than ready!! Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for an easy birth.

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  16. Oh my goodness, full to popping!

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  17. I'm hoping for another set of quads too! But this time all girls: one each for Kelsee and me and a couple extra so we have a choice. :)

    Thanks to everyone for your good wishes!

    Mama Pea, Dan says the same thing. But I can't not check frequently. even if it means getting up several times during the night. Thankfully the times I've missed a kidding, things have gone well. When I was going to be needed, I was there!

    Mary Ann, good to hear from you!

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  18. Daphne! She looks like a dirigible! I hope your girl dreams come true - looking forward to seeing more baby goats!

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  19. The best thing about birthing season? Is when it's over :)

    Had seven new babies this morning so far. Maybe they will all get it out of the way today? Only 14 more ewes to pop.

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  20. Throw her an extra flake of hay and tell her you're going away for the weekend. Say it like you mean it.
    Then don't check, just keep an eye on the goatcam.
    Oh wait. I forgot to mention Step One.

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  22. Going to try this again. I am very interested in getting goats when we move and I am excited about your new little kid. I feel like I am on kid-watch since I read this yesterday.

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