That is what we have been calling it. Cupid is due we think any day, honestly I don't think she can get
any bigger! So through out the day I walk out to the barn and check on her. "Wait she is away from
the others, she is laying down differently!" I think to myself. Then she gets up and comes over to me
acting just as normal as the last time I came out to check on her! Ugh! so we will have to just
continue to wait and be patient for the first arrivals on our homestead ! I was hoping she would kid
while Tom still has off from work, but it isn't looking that way. So I may have to help her out solo if
she decides to kid during the day.
On a sadder note, one of my mom's goats named Annie. Was acting very strange for a few days. She
would try to pee and only a little would come out. Then she would get wobbly and her balance
thrown off. So my mom and I thought it would be a good idea and call the vet just to check she was
okay. We thought maybe a stone or bladder infection. So the vet came out the next morning around
10 am. She looked her over and thought she might be pregnant so got the ultrasound machine to
check it out. Well I really wished she was pregnant, but the vet found infection all in her uterus. The
only cure would have been surgery which costs a lot of money. So my mom made the difficult
decision to have her euthanized. Annie was a sweet goat, very spunky and wasn't afraid to show
Elijah ( my mom's whether pygmy goat) who was boss. So that was a sad day for us, but knowing
she was out of pain helped a little.
Trying to think of anything else new on the homestead.... Oh I know! Tom put up my Amish
wash line! yay! So excited about that it goes from our deck across our yard and attaches to the barn.
Love it! that will help not using the dryer as much now! Was ready to start saving money on that
again! Do any of you have an Amish wash line? Do you have a normal one? How often do you use
Well, I have to finish organizing the office and get things set up for Tom and I, we are going
over our personal financial goals for 2015, our business/ homestead financial goals and the
homestead goals of things we would like to build, make , animals to get, etc.
Are you working on any goals for the new year? I would love to hear them!