Friday, April 15, 2011


The big day finally arrived ... Lucy had her kids yesterday!

She had triplets and we named them Bambi, Thumper and Flower (two girls and a boy ... Thumper is the buck).

I just happened to check on Lucy as the first kid was being born. I knew the big day was near but l was still caught unprepared.

When I saw the tiny hoof and nose emerging I ran back in the house to get some towels so I could help clean off the kids as they were born. I was quick and made it back to the barn just before Flower made her arrival.

Flower was the smallest of the three but that didn't stop her from being up on her feet within four minutes. She's a very cute little goat and she looks strikingly similar to Lucky, our first goat born last spring.

Next to arrive was Bambi. She has a beautiful light coloured coat with a dark black stripe down her back - absolutely gorgeous.

Lucy instinctively cleaned off the kids while I helped where I could. I thought she was done when Bambi was born but after a few minutes Lucy started pushing again. I thought she was trying to deliver the placenta until I saw another tiny hoof poking out.

Thumper was the largest of the three kids to be born. He has a slightly curly haired coat with similar colouring to Lucy.

I was extremely lucky to be able to witness the birthing process. The entire event was over in less than 10 minutes.

Lucy and the kids are doing just fine.

She has accepted each of her babies and they have all successfully nursed a few times already ... a very good start.

Lucy was getting so uncomfortably big ... I'm glad the waiting is over. This morning she looks like a deflated balloon and I can almost detect
a smile on her face. I think she's happy that they're out!


  1. They are cute cute!!! Congrats!

  2. yes, you were extremely lucky--so happy for you & Lucy!