However, Mame's ligaments are already softening, she is demanding maternity massages and has a history of kidding on day 142. Maple is already more dialated than she was when she first started pushing last year on day 140! And Choc-o-latte who is developing a very nice first freshening udder, has been losing her plug for several weeks now just like her dam did. Oh yeah and her dam kidded the fisrt time on day 140 as well. So you can bet we will be watching all three of them quite closely!
Rita and her daughter Itty Bitty are due in June and will be our over winter milking goats. Taking the place of Rita's dam Millie who was traded for the buck Tahoma Cadence last fall. I was worried about not having a winter milking goat, but Rita has done a fine job and I'm sure will do even better next year with the later freshening date.