Thursday, January 18, 2007
Winter Has Finally Arrived
Early early this morning old man winter finally made his appearance. We had a few snow flurries and lots of ice hanging on the trees. We had sleet and freezing rain most of the day and its now turned to just rain. I just love winter! We are suppose to get another winter blast this weekend and Monday which is suppose to be a better chance of snow.... I HOPE SO! I have enjoyed being inside most of the day doing paperwork, reading blogs, sending emails, and watching season 2 of the Waltons on DVD. I just love that show. Been a nice day to have a fire and a pot of soup simmering on the stove alongside the tea kettle. I have been drinking teas and hot chocolate all day. I took Diva's sweatshirt off today since it was raining and she would leave her stall to walk around in the rain several times. I didn't want her going around in a wet shirt and getting sick. I added more straw and hay to her stall and Nitro's. They are all settled in for the night nice and warm. I even dried Diva off with my coat before closing her gate. Everyone has ask if she is pregnant and we think so. She hasn't come back in season and I know this will get lots of laughs in the blog neighborhood but I did a pregnancy test on her and it was positive! I don't know if it actually works on goats but it did say she was pregnant. Its hard to tell for sure on a goat right away. Goats have 4 stomachs and after they eat their stomachs bloat. That means they are healthy and the good bacteria is helping digest their food. If they don't bloat there is a problem and you have a unhealthy goat. Diva had eaten a little while before I put her sweatshirt on so was bloated in the photo that makes her look pregnant. Goats usually don't start showing till the last month or so and sometimes you can't even tell by looking that they are pregnant. Guess it pays to be a goat as its healthy to be bloated. Goats don't get measured around their waist to tell if they are overweight. A goat gets measured around their body right behind their "elbows". (Don't I wish!) You can be pregnant and not even show and if you are lucky you will have a crazy lady putting sweatshirts on you and drying you off with her coat if you get wet.