Ryan and I drove to the North Carolina coast on Friday to pick up 9 cashmere goats. We weren’t planning to expand our herd, but these goats became available and the price was right.
We wanted to leave around 5 PM on Saturday for the 9 hour drive home. We didn’t want to travel during the hottest part of the day. Travelling is stressful for goats even without them roasting to death in a trailer.
One of the 3 pregnant does had another idea. She had a kid about 4 PM so we delayed our departure until 9 PM to give her time to rest and bond with her kid before we moved them. We arrived home at 6 AM Sunday morning. Ryan promptly went to bed but I ate breakfast and unloaded the goats. Then I took a 4 hour nap.
This afternoon one of the other does surprised us with twin girls. We thought that all the does were due in July or August. Moms and kids are doing fine. I’m ready for another nap!