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April 4, 2013

Kid photos

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March 23, 2013

Apricot’s kids

3 does to kid in just as many days. Apricot is an easy stealthy kidder! Last year, I had to leave in the morning for an appointment, came home to check on her and already had 2 kids on the ground with another one imminent. This year, about the same thing. I knew she’d probably kid that day, went out about noon to check on Granite’s kids on one side of the barn and heard the unmistakable “mama to newborn” talk coming from the other and sure enough she had both babies on the ground and was up and cleaning them. She’s such a lovely doe and such a good mama and the girl likes to eat and is very good at multitasking…a bite of food, a lick on baby, a bite of food and so on and so forth.

A good size buck and doe with just a little flash! =)

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apricots kid

 

One more doe to kid at the end of the month and then 3 in April, including 2 first fresheners. Then it’s about an entire 6 weeks off before the yearling first fresheners kid in June. Expect some to be for sale. We cannot keep all these first fresheners =).

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March 23, 2013

Ada’s kid

Ada was due Tuesday, Wednesday didn’t look too promising and came and went. I figured she just had a single. Thursday came along and her tail ligaments were very loose but she ate breakfast and was happy to get her grain. She followed the herd around much of the day looking very uncomfortable. About noon I went out to check them and she very much wanted to lay down and labor. The herd kept moving and so would she. I put her in the kidding pen but she was not happy so I thought it best just to leave her with the herd and she would eventually settle down somewhere to kid.

I went out to check again about 1 and she looked very ready but unsure so I put her in the barn and sat with there where she immediately layed down and commenced to pushing. It took her a long while to push the kid out but as a first timer, this is not unusual. She did just fine all by herself and the kid was in the perfect position. So far this year, I’ve had to “help” very little and the only help that was necessary was pulling a bit on a larger kid. A nice brown little doe sired by Storm, oh and the ears =). Cute as a bug’s ear and mama is doing wonderfully. Took her a little bit to understand that baby needs to nurse and not just be cleaned up but this is to be expected from some new Moms. I held a leg up a minute to let the kid latch on and all was right with the world after that.

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March 23, 2013

Granite’s kids

Granite and Ada were due on Tuesday. Wednesday morning Granite wasn’t real thrilled about eating breakfast and was looking pretty hollow and as though kidding would happen Wednesday. She pretty much stayed with the herd much of the day even following them out to the woods where new green grass is springing up.

I went out to the pasture at 1 PM to call the girls in. They all came a runnin’ like usual, Granite lagging behind. About 2:30 I went to check again but instead of having to call them in, I could see Granite had either tried to get back to the barn or separated herself from the herd (which is completely normal) and kidded in the pasture in a little valley. A buck and a doe, sired by Storm.

Boy is this buck LOUD and I think he will stay on as a new junior herdsire. And a pretty mahogany doe kid with some roaning, both cute as can be =).

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Granites doe kid

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