Kidding season is finished....

Our final doe to freshen, Carmel, at long last produced two handsome bucks.  We were disappointed to not get at least one doe from this Carmel-Striker cross.  However, if the buck kids were any indication of what his does are going to look like we are definitely excited.  This has been a year for boys - we had only two does this year - the rest were bucks.  In some ways that makes things a bit easier, as there are no decisions to be be made in who to keep since we maintain a small herd.  Ava and Ama (short for Amata) are here for the long haul and we couldn't be happier.  Kidding season was not without some adventure.  Piper was several days overdue and as luck would have it, she went into labor just as we were leaving to go to the airport to drop the boys off for a trip to visit Danielle overseas during her semester abroad.  Thank goodness for our very dear friends, more like family actually, Mike and Diane, they took care of Piper while she delivered.  By the time I got back from the airport they had delivered, dried off, navel dipped, and fed all three of Piper's bucklings.  And to top it all off, Rob drove in at the exact time I arrived at the barn delivering dinner, the standard goat delivery meal, pizza and drinks.  All I had to do was milk Piper and eat pizza - life is good with wonderful people in your life that you can call on.