a couple days ago the kids and i were invited to attend a birth! our good friends, the Dohner Family's goat was in labor and if we hurried we might make it in time.... Mayden has voiced her desire to see a human birth. She seems very interested in birth so i thought if we could get through some animal births then maybe a human birth might be doable years down the road (any volunteers?!)
so we arrived around 10:30am & we didn't miss it!
we waited in the barn for a good while. hours really.
5 hours later and we are all still waiting. poor girl!
so we decided to give her some space and...
played with the cat....
and the dog.
made some time for hammering dirt...
checking out the bees...
and even visiting with some of the other goats on the farm!
of course by the time we reached the barn again.... we were just a tad late (about 30 seconds!)
everyone was thrilled!
such a good mama, Liza! thanks for letting us watch :o)
a little video of May helping to dry off the new kid after her birth!
I don't know if it's all sons or just mine but multiple times a day since around age 18 months he's made me want to ring his little neck. he's always on the go, always into something, always a challenge... and when he's quiet you'd better find him fast because he's up to no good! Cam has a bit of a temper and hitting has become part of his repertoire so he's been spending a good part of his day in time-out.
recently however, he's been bringing me flowers and saying "you beeful" as he hands them to me. just enough to melt my heart and save his life for one more day of chaos.