The Hearty Homestead

 

Birthing Goat Kids

Every time one of our goats gives birth for the first time it serves as a transition for how we see our goat. Our little girls become big girls and I tend to get emotional about the whole thing. It changes and deepens the relationship, seeing her care for her babies, showing an instinctual side that we’ve never witnessed. It’s very beautiful.

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Goats: Caring for Pregnant Does - Part 1

One of the most amazing things about raising animals is witnessing the process of birth. Every step of the way presents a new miracle to behold. The hours I spend in the barn with our goats awaiting the arrival of kids has created some of the most cherished memories of my life. It’s true life in the barn. Raw life. And it’s beautiful.

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