Friday, June 11, 2010

Baby Doe!

We witnessed our first birth here at the farm today!  We've missed the other two-close enough to see a wet baby-but we missed the first kid born here and the first calf born here.  I went out this morning to feed the goats and could tell mama was starting labor.  Hadn't noticed anything last night, so I really didn't think it would happen so quickly, but within 30 minutes of seeing her, she had a beautiful baby doe!  The video is 3 and a half minutes long.  In the early part you can see her snout in the birth sac, but once you've seen that you can jump to about the 2 minute, 15 second mark to see the birth.

Baby girl resting on the milk stand while mom learns what being milked is like!