Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Aurora's Turn!

 Last evening, one of our Boer does, Aurora, kidded! She surprised us with twins, a beautiful and healthy buckling and doeling. They each had a leg back so Leah had to help rearrange them a bit . . . she does such a good job with that! This was Aurora’s first kidding, and it went much faster than we had expected! From when we first started noticing signs that she *might* be starting labor to the time that both kids were on the ground was only about 45 minutes. Both of the babies are so cute, lively, and have quite the loud voices for such small packages!

 
Aurora cleaning up the buckling just moments after he was born

 I am so glad we were once again there for the process . . . no matter how many times I see it, new life and birth are always awe-inspiring . . . what a testament to the wisdom and might of the Lord, the Creator, who created life and designed such a miraculous process!

And now cleaning the doeling who was born a short while after the buckling.

The doeling not long after birth and figuring out how to stand

There will be more to come later! 
(As well as photos of spring and gardening!)

10 comments:

  1. Are the twins identical in looks? Your new set of twins are so cute!

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  2. How lovely to have twins!

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  3. Cute!! The flock is going to more than double in size this year!

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  4. Oh they are so sweet! I LOVE their ears! :)

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  5. How wonderful and what a blessing. I am glad she had an easy first kidding.

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  6. No, they aren't identical, Leah, but they are similar. The little girl has a bigger white stripe down the center of her face and one under her chin, while the boy has a lot more brown including a brown spot right on the center of his back!

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  7. It is, Elizabeth! Since it was her first kidding we were thinking she might just have a single . . . we were glad when she surprised us with twins!

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  8. It is, Mrs. Anne! We're quite excited about that!

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  9. Aren't their faces and ears adorable, Nabila?! That's one thing I really like about the Boers . . . their floppy ears. Though, the Alpine kid's ears are cute, too! And they'd look kind of funny if their ears were like the Boer kids'. :)

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  10. Very much so, Suze! :) We, too, were glad her kidding went as smoothly as it did even with the need to rearrange kids and all. One thing we were surprised by was how fast it went!

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