Preparing for Kids

March 19, 2012 stephhwilliams 0 Comments

It’s was a weekend of shift work here on the farm! With our first Alpine, Maya, due to kid on Wednesday, March 21, we moved her from the front pasture where the main herd is to the back goat house for more cover for her and babies.  We also moved Montana and Mariah, two of the Nigeys, that are due Thursday, March 22 and Thursday, March 28 respectively.

Mariah and Maya

That meant we had to move the boys out of there to the pond pasture, which also meant some fence patchwork was necessary.

Banner (one of the boys)

Of course, this won’t be the end of the shift work, as we’ve got two more Nigeys, Milky and Kitty Pryde, in the front pasture that look to be just a few weeks behind on their due dates (likely early to mid-April).

Kitty Pryde

And this was all in addition to the normal farm stuff, plus planting rose bushes and other flowerbed work. I’m certainly not complaining though, because there will be more kids (of the four-legged variety) running and jumping on the farm. But it might explain this:

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