long night in the barn
Spice, one of our dairy does was due to kid on Tuesday. So since we both work we induced labor on Friday afternoon. So the waiting game started. After the shot she would kid within 24 to 36 hours. Through the night every 2 hours we would take turns checking on her. Each time she would just look at you and seem to ask "what do you want? " and go back to sleep. Dawn broke on Saturday and still no kids in sight, morning turned to afternoon then til evening and still nothing. We knew we were in for a long night. We did our evening chores and we could see she was thinking about it. Around midnight I went out to the barn and sat with her. I could tell she was getting ready but how soon? About 1:30 as I watched her falling to sleep I gave up and went to bed. Michelle would check at 3:30. At 3:35 my phone rang, I jumped up with a start. Michelle called, it was time. An hour later Spice kidded and gave us two nice does. Another 2 hours and we finally got some sleep. Until the next one...
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