The parts of our life that are not related to the homestead have been very busy lately, thus there isn’t much new to say about the homestead this week.
Our first goat due to kid, Heidi, was acting like she was in labor yesterday. She had discharge and was hunching her back, standing very wide, and seemed to be having contractions. We watched her closely and anxiously because the temps were below freezing and the windchill was well below that and we didn’t want to risk missing the birth and having the babies freeze to death. But nothing happened. This morning she is acting completely normal. I am guessing it will be this week though and her body is starting to prepare.
We got the disbudding box built this week, which was our last preparation needed for kidding.
So now we continue to keep a close eye on Heidi. I fully expect my next post to be about new goat kids being born. Famous last words, right?…