Our Little Herd in the Enclosure as Hilda Goes into Labor
Well, we got Hilda back into her clean box just in time for her to have a clean and comfortable labor. She was brought back into her box around 2 pm while the others remained in the enclosure. Hilda’s absence was noticed immediately. It took some time before all the goats, boys included, to resume their activities of eating grass, playing and relaxing.
Pumpkin and Rose look toward the gate hoping Hilda and Peanut come back
Poppy watches the gate for Hilda’s return
Keriana and her daughter Fiona decide it’s time for a rest in the sun
There, Keriana’s down and comfy
Pumpkin finally settles down and enjoys some hay and grass
The babies who watch the adults, realize that all is well and start to play
Petunia has a lick on the salt block
Pansy was unaware that Hilda was gone at first then when she realized it , she was not happy
Ivy and Little Surprise who is growing every day
Pumpkin and Rose take a rest in the sun
Keriana and Fiona move into the shelter out of the hot sun
Fun in the shelter
Keriana finds a bit of shade and comfort under the sink in the shelter
Alika and Pip enjoy their little hide away under the table
Alika looks so blissful
Pip trying to get his mother’s attention
Little Surprise enjoying special time with her mommy Ivy
Iris and Petunia Relax in the shade of the shelter
Little Man, Hilda’s son relaxes in the boy’s enclosure
Toby is becoming more and more comfortable in the boy’s enclosure. Here he rests with Baby Boy
Little Man, Toby and Baby Boy
Balder and his pal Flynn relax inside their shelter
Baby Boy taking a nap
Hilda’s grown son is so very handsome. I have truly enjoyed watching him become the strong, yet gentle buck that he is today
Toby rubbing against the wall of the shelter. He is doing very well with the boys
Ivy and Little Surprise
Little Surprise playing alone for a moment
Nanna is adjusting to having her little boy Toby moved top the boy’s enclosure during the day. She gets her baby back after he has spent some time in the boy’s box after they are brought back in, to enjoy, guess what, more hay! Nanna has to find her place in the herd again, because she is not tending a baby so the dynamics are a bit different. She is doing well, not perfect, but as well as can be expected.
Alika’s son Pip is getting round and more cute than ever, if that’s at all possible
Pip finds a friend to play with, Fiona
Nanna is alone much of the time and I feel bad for her. I give her special attention as she makes the transition and finds herself back in the fold of the herd
Playing on the rocks
Everyone eventually resumed their normal activities while Hilda was busy at her job at hand.
I wonder if they knew?
Silly question, of course they did!
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