Thea was our last goat to kid. Finally, the morning after Josie had her girls, Thea started looking like it was her time. She was being very affectionate and very vocal. Thea is normally a very quiet goat so we knew something was up.
My friend K, Big Onion, and I were all home so we along with our number one goat cleaner farm dog, Rialey, all pulled up stools and prepared to wait.
Thea's last kid, Amelia, now a mother in her own right joined us for the wait.
And wait we did.
And wait some more.
Finally after much pacing around and pawing at the group and getting up and laying down for what felt like the hundredth time, Thea settled down and started to push. Since I had been the lucky one to "catch" for most of our kiddings this season, I let Big Onion do the honor while I sat back and got the first birth on video.
Obvious but obligatory warning: this is video of a goat giving birth...
Thea gave us two big, healthy boys! Both boys inherited their mother's healthy appetite and took to the bottle immediately.
The first came out all white just like Thea, but with Gimli's blue eyes. We decided to name him Theo.
The second buckling was also blue eyed, but he was a lovely light honey color. Big Onion's family got the naming rights on this one, so he became Kristoff. Both boys got the sweet disposition of the Saanen.
And with this post, this is the last of the kidding stories you folks will have to endure for a while, but stay tuned in the near future for the harrowing tale of a double lambing that went terribly wrong with a surprise but happy ending.