Big ol’ Tubby McTubberson’s over here. OK, she’s not fat. Goats, like cows have a rumen which is one of four stomachs. The rumen is basically a big fermentation vat and breaks down the vegetative matter allowing nutrients to be absorbed. Well it gets burped up in the process and chewed as cud for a bit. A healthy rumen will give them a big belly making them look like rolly polly little buggers.
But Daisy isn’t fat and this picture isn’t some ginormous rumen. Nope, she’s got some babies up in that tummy. And they are due this weekend. I’m really hoping she’s not doing an encore of last year. I’m just not up for sitting with her until 3am to deliver this huge kid that she needs help delivering. She’s much bigger than she was last year. She’s either got an even bigger kid in there or she’s got multiples. My bets are multiples since we can feel at least two in there.
In other goat news, Bella got a reprieve. She is not pregnant which I am TOTALLY OK with. The last thing I wanted to do was milk 3 goats every morning before work. Just not my idea of fun.