Oh, this whole world keeps spinning 'round. It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down. There comes a time, comes a time.
Neil Young

Kidding Stories 2012


February 26th 2012--Uhura's Kidding Story

At about 8:00 a.m. my mother woke me up to get the goats done, so I could get ready for my soccer scrimmage at 10:00 a.m. I went out and as usual, checked the girls ligaments before doing anything else. Uhura's were gone! I was so excited. I took care of them, but put Uhura up in the kidding shed alone. Gold didn't like that, she hates being alone. I went back into the house, got my soccer gear on and left. After the game, my sisters went to my Gramma's house for a two night sleepover. I went home with my parents. My brother had stayed home sleeping. When we pulled into the driveway, I jumped out of the car as soon as it stopped and checked on Uhura. Nothing. Ligaments still gone, but nothing more. My parents packed and left for their anniversary getaway thing. 2 hours went by. I went out to check on her AND..... a water sack! She was finally going to kid and I was gonna be there! I probably screamed really loudly. I don't really remember. I ran back into the house and screamed to my brother that "SHE'S HAVING THE BABIES!" Then I ran upstairs to get the kidding kit I've had ready and my camera. Then I ran back downstairs and started the boots I had just kicked off back on. That I started having a excitement attack, it's like a panic attack, but when I get really excited. I have VCD. Vocal Cord Dysfunction. My vocal cords don't work right and when I get really hyper, I've been running really hard or have a excitement attack, I have lots of trouble breathing. So I had to calm down a lot before I put my boots on. But anyway, I ran outside and sat down. Uhura was very uncomfortable. She would walk around, make like she was going to lay down, stay standing up and then she would do it over and over. Finally, she lay down and got serious. She would have contractions about 30 seconds apart and then two little hooves! I stuck my finger in a little way, but immediately felt a nose, so I just waited, after 5 more minutes of Uhura pushing and nothing else coming, I got hold of those hooves, waited for the next contraction and pulled very gently. The little La Mancha baby head came popping out! Uhura pushed and that baby flew out. I got a rag and wiped off her mouth and nose and then put her by her mama's head so Uhura could lick her. She has her daddies ears and her mama's colors. I wiped of the big globs off goop so Uhura wouldn't waste time eating them and just lick the baby. My brother was in the kidding pen with me and he said "Look! More hooves!" I turned away from baby #1 and just as I looked, baby #2 shot out like a bullet! She couldn't have looked more different then her sister. Pygmy ears and her daddies coloring. Got her head cleaned off and then put her by her mom. Another girl! All that was going through my head was "Oh my goat, two girls! "

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