It started off without a sign of the trouble to come. Pinky kidded on February 17. She had two doelings. Read the whole story here.
Their names are Black Cherry and Cookies N Cream (Cherry and Cookies for short). Some photos of them:
We had to make some quick decisions. I could dam raise the kids and then process them, but I was pretty sure the family wouldn't take to that very well. Or I could just bottle raise, but I had no CAE free colostrum saved up, and was nowhere near ready to bottle raise in any other way, shape, or form.
Dad ended up driving to Raliegh to get some colostrum from a friend, and I got my act together and prepared to bottle feed. Jenny kidded two days later.
She had a single buckling named Moose Tracks. We were thankfully at the birth and he did not nurse off of Jenny.
Some photos of Moose from when he was born and a few more recent ones:
Some photos of Binky:
Honey had a retained placenta. After 48 hours without having fully delivered it, we took her to the vet. It took oxytetracycline, lutalyse, two kinds of antibiotics, several flushings, and lots of TLC, but Honey was quickly restored to full health.
Photos of Bluebell and Breyers:
Photos of Dontcha on the way home:
Some photos of Pinky:
Photos of Jenny and Honey:
An outdated photo of Eb and Binky:
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