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We are getting geared up for our first Nigerian Dwarf babies! (We had one kid in Oct but we lost the kid and it was a csection. We also had Boers so this isn't our first kidding but we are beyond excited about Nigees!)

Diamond due 1/23, 2F (FF triplet doelings)
Nellie due 4/2, 2F (FF single buckling)
Snowflake due 4/6, FF

We are looking forward to seeing what these Does are capable of as far as production.

I know y'all love pics so I'll get some tonight or tomorrow of the baby bumps.
 

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Not above freezing until maybe next Sunday! It's spitting snow today. I'm going to have to invest in gear to keep me warm while I babysit Diamond!
 

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Here are the promised pics! Diamond is up first and has just over three weeks to go. She had triplet Does her FF. Her breeder is looking for a pic of her then to compare to these.

First two pics are Diamond. Third pic is Diamond and Snowflake. Fourth and fifth pic is Snowflake (FF), she has a little over three months left! I think she's huge!! Last is Nellie. She's also got a little over three months left and had a single buckling her first time.
 

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Hand and foot warmers inside gloves or boots work well. I use those knit gloves where the palm and finger tips are dipped in rubber. They are pretty cheap, can be bought at Wal-Mart or farm supply stores.
Thermal underwear or carharts are good. Layers too. I put a flannel button up shirt under my bib overalls and an insulated hoodie over them with a carhart jacket. If I use the carhart bibs, I don't use the long johns, if I do use them, I generally don't need the thermal bibs. Heavy socks or two pair of common white athletic socks. Room to move toes, but more thickness.

We slipped to 0 last night, and then got another 2"-3" of snow by 10:00am. Supposed to go below 0 tonight and abt -10 tomorrow night, getting up to single digits during the day. It looks like January is supposed to have flurries or some winter mix abt every other day. I guess it makes up for last few winters.
 

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Weather Update: It is supposed to be up to the 50s according to the 15 day forecast in time for Diamond to kid. 145 days is Jan 23. We are already keeping an eye on her progress though so it's easier to note changes. Praying it warms up!! :fl:pop
 
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