Altho we missed the delivery by moments, we did get to have special visitors to welcome her into the world. Right away Traci suggested the name Flora, and because I have already named 7 goats this spring and I can hardly remember my own name these days, Flora it is. Welcome to ourcrazyfarm little miss Flora! You are a gift from God.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Spots, spots, and more spots! Rob's April fools joke took a few extra days to come true~ what kind of goat farmer did he think I was that I wouldn't know Asha wasn't due on April 1st??! Well, actually I didn't know exactly when she was due because she jumped the fence into the pen with the buck last fall and I had three different possible due dates for her. Cole and I have been eyeing her up this past week and got pretty suspicious this morning when her udder all of a sudden was full. She is usually a scared goat and has wanted love and attention this past week as well which is another big sign that labor may be pending soon. This morning I checked her ligaments (which were gone) and we brought her into her own kidding stall. By supper time we had our newest little spotted addition to the farm~ and a doe besides! This afternoon as I was petting and loving on Asha I was praying that if God wanted to, would he grant me a spotted doe for no other reason than just because He's God and He loves to give good gifts to His children. I realize the day of delivery it's a big request to put in, but praise the Lord, even in this He blessed me. She will be a remembrance of God's answers to even my frivolous prayers. Thanks God!