|This is how Almond would move by herself|
The morning that she went into labor, I panicked. We have delivered many babies and all without the help of a vet, but this time I was scared. So we immediately called the vet, it took an hour and then he was at the farm. Let me digress for a moment. With the drought that we experienced having birthing problems was a possible side effect. You see the plant becomes quite nutrient dense trying to send all of it's energy up to the flower, the plants only goal is to reproduce. This makes hay pretty rich, we have spoken with several farmers who have had all sorts of problems this year.
|Two doelings (Rose and Violet)|
Because Almond did not want her kids, they became mine. As much as I love farming, bottle feeding is not what I like best. Oh sure it is cute and fun at first but then the kids follow you around eating your clothes, bumping you to see if you have milk, I would much rather the moms raise their own kids.
|This picture was taken a few days ago.|