Happy New Year to me!
My Cowboy went out at chore time last night, and discovered that Blossom had twins during the afternoon!
Blossom is my best nanny goat, the best mother, and never needs help, and prefers to be left alone, so it’s probably good I didn’t know she was having them so I didn’t hover.
We turned Wyatt in with the nannies on November 1st, so we would have April babies, but back in the summer, he broke into the nanny pen a couple different times, and I guess he had just enough time to do the deed with Blossom. She had been getting larger, and I had decided I needed to keep an eye on her, so I wasn’t hugely surprised, but didn’t think yesterday would be the day! January 1 babies — so precious!
In keeping with my attempts to always name Blossom’s offspring after flowers, we came up with the name Chryssy for the girl (after Chrysanthemum), and Jack for the boy (after Jack-in-the-Pulpit). Chryssy is the one on the left in the photo. They’re both super healthy and doing great! Yay, Blossom!
And it’s good they’re twins, so they’ll have each other to play with, because all the other babies are hopefully a long way from being here yet. I don’t like having babies in the winter because of the weather, but today was thankfully in the 50s, and we’re having another small warmer streak, so they should have a good head start before it gets bad again. Whew!
And let’s hope Wyatt didn’t get to any of the other nannies during his break-ins! We want April babies!