Madeline's First Kidding....
Click on any picture for a larger, clearer view. These
were shot hand held, at dusk, with no flash. Sorry
about the graininess, and the lack of sharpness.
Check out these great pics, from Ivy!
I know this is out of focus, but it totally sums
up the event. Maddy and Eloise sitting in the
corner and the ducks waddling around like the
sky was falling. Back and forth. Cluck-uuuck.
Left, right, left again. They are such charactors.
chickens, of
ranged from
total panic to
around like
nothing had
are here
has a
In no time the world started to get the news. I
thnk it made CNN at 11 PM. If
you didn't get a
call, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do to
get you on the "A" list...
All in all, even though we missed the actual
kidding, it was excellent. Eloise is exceptionally
cute. and Madeline, who was very spooked until
recently, lost a lot of her edginess with this

We now have Nuegoat and Fido to go.

Last year, Nuegoat kidded 1 and Fido 4. We are
expecting another 6 or so kids in the yard!
And of
course, what
Rose goat
birthing is
without the
trip to the
bathroom for
the night.
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About 4:30 or so Roberta called and said Madeline had a baby girl.  Much to Adam's chagrin, I left work to
see the new arrival and document the fleeting light of the day.

I got home about 5:30 or so to all sorts of activity in the yard.