Good news at Mad Lavender Farm! Cookie is about to kid any time now and Prudence is not far behind her. How do we know (besides the obvious?)
For most of a goat’s pregnancy, she carries her babies up high in her abdomen. However, right before birth, the kids drop and the top of her sides will appear “hollowed out” instead of full like before. Prudence is still carrying high and Cookie is showing signs of dropping.
What’s really cool is if you place a flat hand on her lower right side, in front of her udders and on the inside of her leg, you can feel the kid’s nose or even a soft hoof. Yesterday, we felt a hoof as it kicked. He or she is ready to face the world!