Sunday, January 11, 2009

3 More To Go

Diva and the twins are doing fine. Each time I start milking Diva Leo will come running to nurse. Doesn't matter if he just finished or if he is sound asleep. As soon as he hears the milk hit the bucket he comes running. Guess he is afraid I will take all his milk. I am also back on butt patrol. Goat moms keep their babies clean by licking them including their bottoms. Last year BossyToes would cry loudly till I came cleaned her kids bottom. And I did it several times a day till the sticky baby poop became normal. Diva must have took notes because she will not clean the twins bottoms. I go out and they have the yellow sticky poop all over their backside and down their legs. I use warm water and a washcloth to clean them. Then Diva will inspect to see if I did a good job and give them a few extra clean licks. I was cleaning bottoms at 3:30 this morning! I am so looking forward to sleeping all night without getting up several times. I make the rounds to make sure none of the goats have gone into labor and everyone is alright. Sammi, Sonya and DiDi are the ones left to kid this month. Hopefully they will have a fast, easy delivery very soon and we all can get some sleep. That is if I'm not on butt patrol!
Got any guesses on who will go first? Dates?,Times? How many? Sex? I just might round up something special for the one that gets the most right.



Sammi first. Sonya second, Didi third but I bet Sammi and Sonya will be delivering about the same time. My hope....noon after you have a good full nights rest...on the 15th. I hope they are all does.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I think they all will kid at the same time:) Im just kidding, I wouldnt want you to have to go through that:) Thats funny that Diva has you cleaning her babies butts, what a wonderful Grandma they have:)))When does Grandpa return home to help?

City Mouse said...

Oh, I think Sammi is coming in early! Poor Sammi! I think she's considering Thursday the 12th in the evening. Sonya and Didi told me they would give you a break, and try to hang on until next next weekend. We'll see if they're plans work out!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So Grandmaw is on Butt-cleaning patrol??? Hmmm---sounds like a real baby. My good friend's daughter just had twins (6th) and Mimi is definitely on butt-cleaning patrol!!!

Here are my predictions:
Sammi --13th, 3 p.m. 3 babes--1 male and 2 females
Sonya --15th, 1 a.m. 2 babies--2 females
Didi--18th, 11 p.m. 2 babies--1 male and 1 female.

Good Luck!!!

Christy said...

Goodness, they look ready to pop! And those are some spoiled goats, having you clean the babies bottoms. Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Didi, Sammi, then Sonya - just a wild guess on my part! Butt patrol just doesn't sound like much fun - Ditto cat won't clean his and Kaboodle cat does it for him!

meggie said...

Those goats are very clever, getting you to do the 'dirty work'!
I think Sammi might be first to deliver, but I dont know about the other two. They all look to be about ready!
I just love seeing those little kids faces.

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

Hi, both my husband and I are here and we think that Sammi will go first with twins (boy and girl) very soon, looks like she is already partly dialated. So probably the 14th about 1:30 in the morning. Then Didi on the 21st of Jan just one a girl. About 2 in the afternoon. Sonya will follow on the same day as Didi with only one a boy at 7pm.I hope we are close. Good luck with the births.

kristi said...

thank you for stopping by my blog and giving your 2 cents:) I have thought about adding beet pulp for the goats because I know it helps keep weight on them. I think I have found a good all stock for everyone, though still deciding on what I will do to increase feed for the Nigerians when they kid...well at least I am assuming they are going to kid!! Yours are definitely going to kid!! I love your blue plaid background!!!! Demin blue is my favorite color!!!

Lib said...

Hey Peggy,
You are an Angel! :o)
If everyone would Love furry kids 1/2 as much as you do ,just think what a wonderful world this would be!
Have a great wk.
Hope you sleep good tonight!

Raggedy Girl said...

I did so poorly last time I may need to think about this. Butt patrol does not sound like fun.
Roberta Anne

Rosa said...

That hurts just looking at them! I think Sammi will go first, then Sonya then DiDi. (Ouch)

Anonymous said...

Sammi will go first which she's due on my Great Uncle's birthday which he's been gone for almost 3 years now then Didi ( my niece's nick name and spelled that way too ) then Sonya!

twins for Sammi and on the 14th at 3:30AM same for Sonya and 1 of each for both and maybe the 18th for Didi at 4AM with twins, one of each.

amelia said...

Those bags look painful!! You are such a good mum, cleaning bottoms in the middle of the night!!

Anonymous said...

Sammi is about to pop. She will go first. Im thinking Jan. 13th she will have hers during the day to give you a break.Around guessing she will have two kids and both girls.

Jami said...

Oh I love that someone else does "butt patrol"! I don't have any guesses but have fun. We start March 15th with lambing. Love the pics. Jami

DayPhoto said...

Well...if I were a goat, and knew that I had to lick baby poop to keep my babies healthy I would do it, even THOUGH IT TAKES TERRIBLE! BUT....if I knew MOM would do it FOR ME....well, I would let Mom.

You are a good goat Grandma! And the little sweaters are just to wonderful!


PEA said...

Butt there's a job! lol Gosh, sis, they sure have been keeping you busy but I know you wouldn't have it any other way:-)

I think Sammi will have a buck on Jan. 13th around 10:30 p.m.

Didi will have a buck on Jan. 17th around 3 a.m. (sorry sis! lol)

Sonya will have twins, 2 does, on Jan. 16th around 11:30 p.m.

Watch me not even be close on any of them! lol Love ya sis. xoxo

Kathleen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. My neighbors have goats and I love to feed them my leftover veggies!

Mary said...


I don't think that Sammi is going to wait until the 15th. I'm thinking in the next 24 hours or so. That would be Tuesday night by, let's say, midnight. Not sure about the others, they may go over their due dates. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the newborn kids and praying for fast and safe deliveries.


Spinner said...

I am going to be generous and give you lots of Kids:

Sonya first at 8:30 PM on the 13th, Triplets, two bucks and a doe

Sammi next at 10:45 PM on the 14th, Quads, two bucks and two does.

Didi last at 7:30 PM on the 15th, Twins, two does