Uh, you remember me telling you that I was going to have to keep my eye on Princess for the next few days, cause I didnt feel like she was going to make it to the end of May? Well, she didnt. When I left them last night and went to bed, something kept nagging at me all night. I go down to the barn this morning and see she is leaking birthing mucous and amniotic fluid. WHoo Hooooo the game is on. I got all my chores done very quickly, and got the kidding pen ready for her and got her fanny in there pronto. Its a good thing cause a little later she started pushing. She had a hard time cause it was a big baby.
There is only one problem, she is scared to death of him. She runs from him and she want let him nurse or anything. I hold him up to her and let her smell him and get use to him. She is so nervous. I got her on the milk stand and tried to get her use to me touching her udder and she kicks and throws a fit. This is going to take some time. So, in the mean time I have got some powdered colostrum to feed him til she realizes what her udder is for. He is so friendly and sweet. I just love him.
Well, this is the little devil that did it. Yep, my little man Zorro, not even a year old. That means he bred back in Oct. with her. Sneaky thing. Look, he looks guilty and he thinks hes in trouble…lol
I guess he proved to be very fertile at a young age. Way to go Zorro.
Well, I was suppose to plant plants in the raised beds today, I may get to them and I may not. Dallas and I already have out “bed” made in the loft of the barn, thats where well be tonight so I can keep an eye on mom and baby and feed him til she learns to. Right now Im in much need of a shower since Ive got birthing goop and baby slobber and colostrum all on me.
I will keep everyone up to date on how things are going.