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So Tired

March 4th, 2014 at 08:56 pm

After losing the goat kids yesterday I am paranoid.

I tried to get my dog kennel back from my mother so I could lock the last two pregnant does in the big barn. She was using it and wouldnt give it back, so we went to the farm store and she bought me another one.

I got the goats locked in the hay barn and they are having the time of their life eating all they want.

I hooked up the baby monitor and took it to bed. But all night all I could think about was them having babies in the night and them freezing to death. So I stayed awake all night just staring at the baby monitor.

They were so quiet (they were sleeping, duh) that a few times I was paranoid that it was not working, so I got up and put on my coveralls and walked out to the barn to find them sleeping.

Ugh. One of them is due on Monday (husbands birthday) the other I dont have an exact date, so it could be any time.

I can tell I am not going to get any sleep until these babies are born. I think I need a nap.

3 Responses to “So Tired”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:


  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Brings back memories... I remember listening to the baby monitor during foaling time at the ranch I used to stay at a lot when I was younger.
    Good luck! Smile

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am so sorry you lost some kids. I know that with my rabbits, the first several litters went so smoothly that I thought it would all be smooth sailing and I wouldn't be one of those people that lose kits from almost every litter. Made it even harder than it would have been if I'd lost one or two early on when I did start to lose them. I think when we get lucky with births we think it is us, when really it has very little to do with us at all. You can second guess yourself until the cows come home, but death will always be a part of raising animals. There is not much you can do about the weather except alter your breeding time so they aren't born until April. It hurts even more coming on the tail end of the loss of your other goat, I am sure, but it is not do to any failing on your part. It is what it is. I would hook up the heat lamps though. Secure the cords with zip ties and they will stay in place.

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