Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Waiting Game...

27 Comments:

Blogger DFW said...

Oh my goodness, she's huge! Good luck with the midnight deliveries.

March 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Mardy said...

First I would like to say that your book, Chick Days was the first chicken book I ever bought.It inspired me to get 6 hens of my own. And now I have 3 sheep,6 goats (3 of which are bred),laying hens,bantams,turkeys,pigs,and broilers. I LOVE farming! I LOVE your blog (which I happened to stumble apon one day and realize it was you.) I love hearing you talk about the passion behind the farming because I too LOVE what I do. I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. Wednesday I milked my first goat and today I hatched my own chicks. It's the best feeling in the world. I just wanted you to know that you are inspiring and I too am encouraging everyone around me to be self-sufficent.I have faced so many of the same struggles as you, joyful moments, proud moments, sad moments,how we gonna pay that moments, but at the end of the day it all seems to work out and I feel like a superhero!
The other reason I stopped her is to tell you I have had a goat showing labor signs for 4 weeks now! I'm tired! For a month I have had goop, swollen wa-hoo's, swollen udders, and goats that look like their going to pop! I hope she goes soon. I'm tired! HA! Good luck and I will continue to follow your blog. Thanks for doing what you do.
Meredith from Maine

March 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

my money is on triplets. prayers for safe delivery.

March 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah McCollum said...

wow! look at that!!! I was wondering what kind of electric netting is that?????

March 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

looks like twin at least ....

March 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Poor dear...she looks positively about to POP!

Hoping it's soon and uneventful.

March 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM  
OpenID vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia said...

Two and perhaps three in there, I would guess - they'll pop when they pop - make sure you rest up - you're going to be very busy!

March 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

Holy-Goat-Batman! Francis looks as though she is smuggling a whole herd of goats in there. Poor girl. I hope her labor is smooth as brief; good luck!

March 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Oh Lord! I wouldn't want to be her!!!!!

March 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Mare said...

ouch...

March 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Indio said...

OMG... that looks as if it's got to hurt. I'm surprIsed she would want to stand with all of that extra weight.

March 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger dazy.mae said...

Thanks for the pics and updates. I was telling my mom about your blog and the potential for babies .when we got home from our congregation meeting
I logged on and we both laughed when we read sill waiting on kids.

March 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger LittleDashRamblinGal said...

Oh my, I guess these things take time as well ! The waiting must be tough - I hope all goes well for her, poor thing must be uncomfortable..

March 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Geeze, wide load coming! She needs some of those lights now. She is huge! But I have had does that looked like that and had a single and I'd be waiting for 3 ,ore and that'd be it. But really, she needs some wide load signs or something.

March 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger LittleDashRamblinGal said...

Everyone must be exhausted!

March 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger LittleDashRamblinGal said...

Poor thing! You ALL must be exhausted by now - i hope all goes well for her and her kids are ok

March 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger dazy.mae said...

I hoped you got a nap in today. Looks like it could be awhile. IM still rooting for the bothE of you. Stay strong and lean on friend if they aren't close enough a firm post would do until you could get their attention. You still have snow....IM think snowball fight to break up time and calm the jitters. Thinking of you from central Wisconsin.



March 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger WillowBrookFarm said...

Weeks have gone by when my friend thought her Nigerian dwarfs were in labour, then BAM! When you least expect it you hear goat cries. Hope all goes well!

March 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Kim Adamec said...

From the photo it looks like the kids haven't dropped yet. Often (at least in my experience) before they are ready to go the kids will change position and there will be a hollow or dip in their sides in front of the hips. It's kind of hard to describe but if you see it you will know exactly what I mean!! I have spent many anxious days/weeks worrying over moms with full udders, discharge, etc basically screaming labour that just take their sweet time going about it even though they look like they will start any second now. Good luck!!! I wish you a smooth goat labour and healthy kids!! Can't wait to see pics!

March 4, 2013 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

omg..that poor girl. And I thought MY belly was huge when I was pregnant!

March 4, 2013 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

She's enormous!! Can't wait to see the kids once she's popped!

March 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

Jenna, do you know Daniel Botkin at Laughing Dog Farm in Gill, MA? He is an experienced goatherd and permaculture hoophouse veg farmer whom I adore. He just shared this video of his dear 5-yo goat's delivery and I thought you might like it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sub9FYUfDw0

March 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That's one wide body! Best wishes that she kids soon :)

March 4, 2013 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger missliss40 said...

OMGness!!!!! she looks pitiful.

March 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh. My. Word. She is HUGE!!!!! My LaMancha doe looks like she's never been bred compared to her, and she's due in two days!!! I bet there are five babies in there! ROTFLMBO!!! I can't wait to see what she has.

March 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

Cary: that video you sent the link for: WONDERFUL !!! Honestly I believe i found religion in this video. I had to share it on fb. it made my day, captures the beauty and quiet miracle of farm birth for all involved. sigh. thanks again. Hoping that Jenna can take a bit of a break to watch it.

March 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Ouch - I hurt just looking at her.

March 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM  

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