It is almost time for the kids to be born and the other day I happened to be outside when I noticed one of the goats sitting funny. When she stood up there was a kid next to her!
She had given birth in the pasture - not normal since the owner usually keeps the mothers-to-be up in the high pasture near his house. Since I am new to farming life, I wasn't sure whether to drive over to the house to tell them they had a baby goat or leave it be. I have done things like this and felt dumb after!
The baby did not move much and I watched to see if she was OK! Mom seemed perplexed and looked around like looking for help!
Finally the baby stood up and looked OK. I guess Mom went up to the barn without the baby - too long a walk for her but the owner came down to see where she was and brought her up. I will not see her for a while - until she gets a little bigger and stronger.
We got the Mr. Morgan's phone number now in case this happens again - he lives on the side road on top of a ridge. We can see the house but have to drive up there. It is too far to walk. He told my husband he will keep the pregnant ones up at the barn - "Full moon is coming and that's when they will all be born" he told us. I can't wait for the little ones to join the others in the pasture.
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