A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Winter Storm Edition
Perfecto, the goat buck escaped out of his pen and got in with the does, where he definitely should not have been, which caused
numerous goat does to get pregnant earlier than they should have. Time passed and they grew bigger and bigger....
Soon, it was 5 months later, Christmas Eve 2010. I was alone because
Mike changed his travel schedule and left town early to visit his parents for Christmas in Rapid City, because
there was a major winter storm coming that dumped a foot of snow on the ground and brought sub-zero temperatures with it, which caused
three goat does went into labor, forcing me to hastily convert our tack room into a makeshift kidding barn that had no heat or light but it was better than nothing, and I had to
move three large, pregnant, recalcitrant does 200 yards up a hill from the red barn to the tack room in 1 foot of snow, in the dark, by myself, leading to
ten hours of kidding out does,
and bringing their kids inside to the wood stove periodically to keep them warm, which led to
me falling asleep in front of the wood stove with 4 dogs curled around me and 6 baby goats in a cardboard box next to the stove at 3:00 a.m., on Christmas Eve, in my Carhart bibs.Goat Pimp, a horny goat buck is difficult to control. So here we are, the end of February, Perfecto bred the does when he should have, we are having kids when we planned to, and we are faced with another major winter storm leading us to convert the tack room into a kidding area. But one thing is different this year. Mike is home so if anything goes wrong, he’s the one that has to deal with it.