This afternoon, Tressie and I ventured down to the goat barn with Grandpa. It has been a busy 10 days! The official count is: 6 sets of triplets, 12 sets of twins, and 7 singles. Most of the first time nannies are having singles. That is a good thing. Sometimes it's all they can do to take care of one, much less two or three! Tressie was content to sit on Grandpa's lap and take it all in.
This nanny was in the barn checking on her kids. She is an exception in the group. She is a first time nanny, and she has a set of twins. Most of the nannies were out in the corral filling their bellies with hay. Most of the kids were sleeping until I got done checking them all out and then they were running all over the barn and playing. Tony has the door to the barn open out into the corral. He has a big board across the bottom so that the nannies can come in and out to feed their babies. The babies can't get out. It won't be long until they will be able to come and go with their mamas, but for now they need to stay in where it is warmer.
Isn't this guy a little cutie! We have two solid brown goats and two solid black goats. Lots of white with red heads, and lots of white with black heads.
This set of triplets are the newest addition to the barn. It's nap time!
We only have one more nanny left to kid. She looks like a balloon about to pop!