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Unexpected Surprise & Progress

April 21st, 2014 at 07:27 am

Received another freelance payment.

Put $100 in animal fund, and saved $100 for car payment.

Had a big surprise a couple days ago. I am getting ready to breed the goats that didnt take last fall, so I had to give each one their shots and health check. Well when I was holding down one I could have sworn I felt a baby in her belly, but I just laughed it off and thought I was crazy.

The buck I used last year got really sick during breeding season, so I figured he didnt do his job. I even pregnancy tested one of the does he was suppose to be bred to and it came back negative. So I just considered the season a loss.

Well I came home from work the other day, and low and behold there was a baby... From the doe that tested negative... ?? Im guessing that the result didnt come back correct because they have to be so far along for it to work, and he must have bred her right at the end.

Well that made me suspicious. So I felt again on the doe which I thought I felt a baby, and also the other goat he was bred too... Pregnant!

Looks like I will be having babies after all! Hurray!

5 Responses to “Unexpected Surprise & Progress”

  1. snafu Says:

    It must be spring...What a wonderful surprise to find your breeding program worked and you'll have kids to sell to make goats self sustaining rather than draining your budget.

  2. klarose Says:

    Yes. I was pretty down that I lost an entire breeding season. That is 6 months wasted with no income. I am excited to say the least! The kid already born is a beautiful spotted little buckling. I will have no trouble selling him. Keeping my fingers crossed that the other two does have multiple babies. Preferably girls. lol.

  3. Mooshocker Says:

    Yep, my ex wife tested negative too........9 months later I wrote a very thankful letter to testing company....hahahahahahah Jamie

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Congratulations! I bet many of us reading your blog have never had the opportunity to congratulate a goat pregnancy before. Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Awesome!! Nature prevails.

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