Aren't they pretty?...Papa Bear is a man after my heart! He braved the weather to go out and pick up more cough syrup as we have managed to drink it all in the last few weeks. I even made some homemade stuff that wasn't working this time. When he got back home with the cough syrup he also had a dozen roses and 3 more magazines along with a box of hollow points for my 380 Bodyguard. You may as well hit the gun store if you have to go to the pharmacy huh and then you better get some roses because you spent so much time at the gun store?...just kidding...I was happy with the extra magazines!
It began raining here Friday morning and has only let up briefly a time or two. According to our rain gauges we are already over 11 inches.
Most of our property is high and dry but getting here is not. The private road we are on is 3/4 of a mile from the main road. By Friday afternoon the water had already started pooling up and running.
Here the small creek just below our property is already starting to wash over the road. Our property begins just at the top of this small hill.
The road has gotten much worse since Friday but we couldn't get out and take pictures today. Brownie Girl, our last remaining doe to kid this year decided today was the day. This is one of the does I did not want to breed this time but our Nubian buck busted through the fence and got to her. Last year she had one big kid and this year was the same. It is much better if they carry twins or triplets. The babies are not so big.
After almost an hour of pushing she finally got one hoof and a leg out. I had to go in and find the other leg. It was in the right position, they were just so long. I felt the head, everything was where it was supposed to be, the baby was just big. At this point there was no need to call the vet. She would not have made it here through the flood in time. I took hold of both legs and when she pushed I would pull. She was screaming at this time and exhausted. I have never had a doe to just fall with her tongue hanging out but she did. I thought I was going to lose her and the kid.
Brownie gave one more feeble push and I was able to get the baby out.
I moved the baby in front of Mama and she got up on her feet and went to work cleaning and getting acquainted. Animals are amazing aren't they?
Mom and baby are doing fine. It's another boy......
I am so glad this kidding season is over...Papa Bear and I need a full nights sleep!