Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hello Fall

Hello Fall. You have arrived seemly overnight. Making all the beautiful trees turn red, yellow and orange. You have brought beautiful crisp cool days. Days where Wesley and I put on a jacket and run through the yard kicking piles of leaves into the air. I don't know what I'm going to do with the kid once you leave and we are left with Winter. I shall not think about that right now. For now we are enjoying your presence, soaking up the sun while it's here.
 We have five of these ginormous oaks around our house and I always thought they were red oaks but was told they are probably pin oaks. Anyone know?

Lucky for us we have our very own leaf eating machine.  She's about 140 pounds and eats as many as she can fit in her mouth. If she is pregnant she only has a month and a half left before she kids. The previous owner, Jennifer, told me about a blood test that can confirm her pregnancy. If I felt more comfortable drawing blood then I'd do it in a heartbeat, but at this point I figure she'll let me know in a month and a half one way or the other. Although I'm still dying to know.

She's looking fairly rotund, so my bet's on there being baby goats in there. Here's hoping! Otherwise I suppose I need to lay off the treats. What do you think? (Jennifer, please tell me what you think if you happen to read would know more by looking than anyone else I can think of).

Last but not least here is a picture of my children's morning routine. They watch Curious George on PBS every morning. Usually it's just Wesley who watches, on the ground with the couch pillow and a blanket. Then Greta wanted to join in the fun, so she crawls up on the pillows and plops back to watch a few minutes. It's a rough life.


Granny Randi said...

I think Dym's pregnant...She looks a lot more round since I saw her in September. With my vast veterinary experience, you know what my opinion's worth!
Love the pictures of the kids. Can't wait to see you.

Anonymous said...

I had pet goats as a kid and she definitely looks pregnant. Good luck!

The Menagerie Momma said...

Thanks Randi and Anonymous! It's nice to know someone else thinks she's preggers. Gives me hope. Can't wait to see you guys either!

Stacy said...

Funny about your morning routine...I have to get EVERYTHING ready the night before on Thursdays and Fridays when we take Berkley to Elsie's house. Those mornings are HARD -I feel your pain.

Jennifer said...

Hi. I would say she is pregnant. She certainly looks like it! She is heavier in her belly than over the top and it looks like her udder might be fuller? A little alfalfa hay would be good for her if she is pregnant and if she is not then it won't hurt her any but I would bet on that she is. Blackie is quick! He was in the pasture with her less than 5 minutes. LOL. I am so glad she went to such a nice home.

The Menagerie Momma said...

Thanks Jennifer for your judgment, I do appreciate it! If anyone has seen their share of pregnant goats, it's you. I hope all is well with you and your herd. I'm sure the breeding season is in full swing at your farm. :)