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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
And then there were two (possibly pregnant goats) 
10th-Jan-2016 05:05 pm
Goldie pbhttt
Pan told me this afternoon that Elsa was in heat. That brings the count down to two probably pregnant goats: Taffy and Emma.

While I admit that I'm disappointed, I'm probably fortunate to not be expecting too many additions to my too-big herd. The expectation count is down to 2-4 kids now. (Though Anna still looks awfully big... Her boy-cousin Loki looks pregnant too, so it's probably just the physical type. Probably.)

I know that I will be working on selling (intact or not) Simon and Ivan, and likely Misty. Lily and Pan are on the "right opportunity for pets" list. And if I ever get his paperwork submitted, Richie is hopefully a sale as well.

ETA: The vet is coming out the first week of Feb to bless the goats and give out shots. Hopefully he can provide his professional opinion then.
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11th-Jan-2016 02:20 am (UTC)
150 days. And yes, if humans don't interfere, everyone will go into heat, get pregnant, and kid/lamb at the same time. It's for protection of everyone involved in the birthing process. Lots of really protective moms in the same area makes for a less successful day for predators.

I do interfere, so my kids are a little later than nature would have them. Some of my goat friends are *finishing* kidding right now. I don't put my boy in with the girls until the end of September, so my kids are end of February or later.
14th-Jan-2016 06:50 am (UTC)
you have no idea how much joy it brings me to hear that you have a goat named after my trickster god
14th-Jan-2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
I know both a child and a dog with that name, too. It's interesting how it has become slightly more popular/common these days.
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