Fat. Not pregnant.
I would say we’re only very slightly disappointed. When I see videos of cute little goat kids I wish we had goat kids on the way. But when I think about the work involved in preparing another stall, building a milking stand, and purchasing milking equipment all within the next 3 weeks, I’m ok with a little disappointment. And when I read about other goat owners dealing with their does’ mastitis and goat kid diarrhea, and I’m relieved we won’t have to figure all that out this spring.
We’ll try again next year – I think I’ll have a better idea of the timing and how to get it done, and we’ll be better prepared overall.
Besides, I’ve found another goat project that will be just as exciting as goat kids. Pictures of these rock-climbing goats made their way into my FB feed the other day.
A rock-climbing wall probably isn’t practical, but a goat playground could be…