Saturday, April 18, 2015

well...

I took this screenshot of the blog tonight,
when I sat down to write.
(As always, a left-click should embiggen snaps.)



I have not wanted to mention the countdown,
but I have been checking it weekly since December. 
About 7 times weekly, in fact.
I wanted so much for Tsuga to have her first kid this year.

Well, goats can really keep you guessing.
But with only three days left in the countdown,
I might as well mention it.

Is Tsuga pregnant?

No, she is not.





Not anymore.

This afternoon Tsuga had this perfect little baby girl.




And a few minutes later, Tsuga had this perfect little baby girl.


She had two.
Two lovely little girls.
Two babies who have been washed and nudged
and fed and nickered to
and watched over and counted
and washed again
pretty much non-stop for the past several hours.

The kids have been getting lots of naps.
I saw Tsuga yawn once,
but I don't think she has closed her eyes.

Tonight, the new mama and babies have the barn to themselves,
while five rowdy roommates enjoy their first camp-out of 2015.

Night-night Tsuga.
Aren't you a lovely girl yourself.
~~~~~

20 comments:

  1. oh - awwwwww. Times two!!!! Special carrots for Tsuga - she did a great job.

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    1. Funny you should say that! After posting, I went out to the barn for a final (I hope) night check, and Tsuga was very happy to accept the carrot snack :)

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  2. Your wait is over. :) Congrats to mommy Tsuga, she sounds like a good mom!
    Jessica

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    1. She is honestly a brilliant mama - and a first-timer :)

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  3. Congratulations! Yay! WTG Tsuga!
    Now it is really spring. lol

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    1. Spring indeed! Springing, too. I do my leaping and cavorting vicariously these days, and these two are just the girls for the job :)

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  4. Congratulations,. What cute babies Tsuga has had! Wondering what you will name them.

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    1. Thanks! I name the goat for something that is leafing out or blooming when they are born. It will be a challenge this year, as it is only now starting to warm up...but stay tuned! :)

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  5. Whooohooo! Wonderful news. Congrats to all :)

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  6. Oh! Oh! Such lovely news - and what a clever girl!

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    1. That's what I keep telling her ;)

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  7. What wonderful news. And what beautiful babies! Congratulations to you all.

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  8. Both are OH so beautiful! Congratulations to all...Very Well Done.

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  9. Ah... how lovely, two new additions to the family. I know how you feel . When I had my family of Labrador dogs , Grandmother, Mother & daughter each one had pups and of course we ( That is just ME really ) had to keep one. I was as anxious as the mother in question. What do you with the young ones , do you keep them or sell them on ? Lots of love to the mother & her daughters.

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  10. How exciting! Looking forward to all of the cute baby goat pictures!

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    1. Oh, do you think I should take some pictures? Ha - just kidding! My camera battery is already recharging after the first session this morning ;)

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  11. This is so exciting Quinn! Tsuga looks so content and loving to her sweet little girls. I'm quite jealous of you! I can't wait to hear what you have chosen for their names. I love that they are black and grey, they look so striking beside their white mama! Wendy

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  12. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  13. It looks like Tsuga is a natural at being a great mom. And what a pair of cuties! I'm looking forward to watching them grow up! Congrats to you and Tsuga!

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  14. Congratulations on the two babies! How exciting!

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