Dream was getting so huge well before her June 14 due date that we figured she would either deliver early or explode.
She went into labor on the afternoon of June 10 and seemed to be taking her time, so the Farmers went back to the house for a coffee break.
They returned to the barn to find that Dream had popped out a doe and a buck in quick succession.
While Barb was toweling goo off the newbies, another buck arrived.
Dream kicked in with the grooming
and the kids cleaned up real good.
The midwife did some instructing about how to get on in life
and administered the crucial selenium/Vitamin E shots.
Desiree, the doe, is strongest of the trio.
She's lively, curious, and good at nursing from Dream.
The two guys (officially nameless until we're sure they're viable) are more worrisome.
They have a harder time hanging on to Dream's teats and resist being bottle-fed.
Everyone has been gaining weight, though, and they seem perky enough.
Brother and sister in a little confab.
We're rooting for Spot and White Guy (unofficial temporary designations) to live long and prosper.
Meanwhile, the other members of the herd continue to enjoy an endless salad bar on their daily outings.
Tammy Waynette tempts fate by sticking her head into Majority's pen and giving him the raspberry.
On June 5, Tammy and Artful went for a ride north on Highway 35.
Tammy was a bit spooked at first
but they soon settled down to enjoy the scenery.
Artie took the opportunity to nibble hay off the ceiling of the Goatmobile, which also serves as a hay wain.
Their destination was the Diamond Willow Assisted Living home in Cloquet
where they entertained the residents by allowing themselves to be petted
and by pooping and peeing on the patio.
They also earned their keep by trimming bushes.
Vying for title of "cutest critters in the goat barn" are a billion baby red squirrels
who are bold and absolutely fearless, eating out of the goats' grain dishes and sipping from their water buckets.
Here one threatens to take the snow-blower out for a ride.
Orioles are still visiting the oranges attached to the light post
as, too, is the occasional hummingbird.

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