Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ida Kidded!

Yesterday I checked Ida's udder when I did chores around 5pm, and I thought it looked like she might kid soon.  She was eating well though, so I thought she must not be too close. 

















So I checked on her at 8pm and she looked the same. She was slightly more vocal than normal, but there was no discharge, and she was chewing her cud.  At 10pm I went up to bed and turned on the baby monitor, and what did I hear?  I heard a baby goat.  Darn it! I missed it.  So I dressed again and went out to the barn and saw an almost-dry buckling!


















I'm slightly bummed she only had 1 kid, but I figured by her size she may only have one.  Plus, I'm really impressed by how easily it seems she had him, and she's got great motherly instincts.














































































He is 9 lbs and cute as a button!

7 comments:

Tayet said...

How adorable! As always, I love his markings. Congrats!

Becky said...

Way to go, Ida!!! He's SOOOO cute and what a good mother she is! I'm sorry she only had one but he's one handsome buck! :)

Momma/Deb said...

He's so darned cute Katie!!!! I just love that coloring! I can tell she's going to be a wonderful momma! Please give her a hug from me! Love you, Momma

Jill said...

Ahhh, congratulations Katie!! Isn't so amazing how all this can happen so simply (when all goes well, of course!!) They are beautiful!! Enjoy this wonderful season!!

Susan said...

Such a darling buckling! Congrats. I have yet to be there for the actual moment of birth, those sneaky critters!

Jennifer said...

Ooo Katie that lil bucking is so pretty. Big boy.

Kim said...

What a cute one!

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