Calling all goat experts! This darling girl, is our goat "Stuffin" whom we purchased along with Muffin and Puffin. Muffin was the girl whose babies we lost because her due date was given as November 27 when in fact it ended up being Dec 28 in the middle of the night. We brought Stuffin inside to the barn and we have some heat lamps with her because we are trying to avoid any repeat of what happened with dear Muffin.
So, what do you think? Has she "dropped"? Here she is with Puffin in the background.
I can still feel tail ligaments, I think, but I'm not sure. I'm so new at this. Her tail feels sort of similar to the others. Sort of like diagonal pencil shaped ligaments either side? Is that what I'm supposed to be feeling?
Her udder is very slightly "puffy" but not swollen -- but not as flat as Puffin's udder. She keeps stretching her neck out today, as if to play at being a giraffe. If anyone has advice, I'll gladly take it!
In other news, our friends at the Animal Rescue League called on us today, to see if we'd like to add one more duck to the herd. Thus, we welcome Disston, whom Kelly named after a famous saw maker (Kelly loves tools). He is a Muscovy duck, and he's HUGE!
Muscovy ducks are extremely good at keeping insect populations down, including flies, ticks and other nasties, and they even eat mice!! Kelly is particularly impressed with that aspect, since we do have some mice in the barn. Right now, Disston is inside, but once this cold spell has passed, we will see how he does outside.
What a handsome boy! Do any of my blogger buddies have Muscovies? What do you think of them? Any advice on making best friends with Disston?
Hope everyone is staying warm - we're trying our best, and keeping the animals well fed and snuggled in the barns.