Cold, Dreary, Rainy Days of Winter
They had to come – it was inevitable. Those cold, dreary, rainy days of winter have returned once again. The garden is all but gone – a few collards left for my mom’s friends….and there are signs of grass seed popping up. Leaves have all dropped and a few remain slippery on my pathways. My husband etches away at finishing my own personal barn – ya know, the one that will actually house my animals so my Barn Venue can stay preserved. Well – don’t you know it, my goats have a knack of finding the coldest rainiest days to birth their babies. Last year, it was right after Christmas that we had 21 baby goats born in about 10 days….and those 10 days included that single digit temperatures and several inches of snow – remember? Well, luckily this year isn’t quite so bad, but…..that first cold snap that we had this week where there were hints of snow flurries…well, that begin with our first set of twin goats born. That was followed the next day by Lulu – the little dwarf black goat who had triplets as easy as you please. Another set of twins came a day or so after that. We have likely 4 or so more nannies to go. Luckily – we have them all under shed in my backyard….divided….with haybale type igloo sections….and heat lamps. I will include a picture.
By the way…..I have no idea if anybody reads any of these blogs…but…please…feel free to comment here or on our facebook page so I know that I’m not talking to myself.