Ligaments soft while laying, hard while standing

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Sorry, you are still replying in complete coherent sentences so she won't be kidding any time soon.

Check out the "doe code"

The Kidding Doe's Code of Honor



1. No kid shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all

involved. Your owner's house must be a wreck, their family hungry,

and desperate for clean clothes, and their social life nonexistent.



2. "Midwives" must reach the babbling fool status before you kid out.

Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence

means the time is getting close.



3. For every bell, beeper, camera, or whistle they attach to you,

kidding must be delayed by at least one day for each item. If they

use an audio monitor, one good yell per hour will keep things interesting.



4. If you hear the words, "She's no where near ready. She'll be fine

while we're away for the weekend." Wait until they load the car, and

then begin pushing!



5. Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care

of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're

getting close.



6. When you hear the words, "I can't take it anymore!" wait at least

three more days.



7. You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are

mandatory! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing

your food around, and then walking away from it, and nesting are

always good for a rise.



8. The honor of all goats is now in your hands. Use this time to

avenge all of your barn mates. Think about your friend who had to

wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby

for another day. Oh, they made him do tricks too! Three more days

seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those

awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.



9. If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when

to have the kids, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that

has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe Storm

warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump

into action! You have a good chance of those who wait missing the

whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!



10. Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time

someone comes into the barn to check you. Your barn mates will love

you as the extra goodies fall their way too. Remember this code of

honor was designed to remind man of how truly special goats are. Do

your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful doeling to carry

on the Doe Code of Honor for the next generation of those who wait.
 

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Her udder looks and feels a bit firmer this evening.
This morning it was full but soft. Her ligaments are still there, but softer. Even while standing.
Any thoughts? Should I take a blanket out to her room and camp? Or sleep (toss and turn) in my bed?
 

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Yep…🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️it’s raining, it’s cold, she’s for sure been told the doe code.
Tomorrow is my youngest daughter’s 10th birthday.
I’m going to be useless😂😴 she’s probably going to get a plain cake, no bells and whistles and hrs of work. Hopefully it doesn’t have a pinch of goat hair in it😬
Rainy is an escape artist and we’ve locked the gate so well that it takes several minutes to undo, so I just climb and hop over the four ft fence. I’ve been out there probably 6 or 7 times today. My muscles hurt..which muscles? All of them.
I’m so tired 🤣
 

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Yep…🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️it’s raining, it’s cold, she’s for sure been told the doe code.
Tomorrow is my youngest daughter’s 10th birthday.
I’m going to be useless😂😴 she’s probably going to get a plain cake, no bells and whistles and hrs of work. Hopefully it doesn’t have a pinch of goat hair in it😬
Rainy is an escape artist and we’ve locked the gate so well that it takes several minutes to undo, so I just climb and hop over the four ft fence. I’ve been out there probably 6 or 7 times today. My muscles hurt..which muscles? All of them.
Wow her udder is TIGHT. Is she a first freshener?
 
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