After the two complicated deliveries last month, Barb was due for a break.
Sure enough, at a convenient 10 a.m. on April 17 Momo popped out a large but correctly positioned buckling.
Myky (Finnish for "dumpling") was soon on his feet
and looking for a meal.
For a first time freshener, Momo is an ideal mom
making sure that her little guy was thoroughly licked clean, fed
Cajeta stepped outside the kidding pen and observed the action from a distance, not sure if this motherhood thing was really a good idea.
She remained slimmer during her pregnancy than Momo, so we assumed that her kid would be smaller and even easier to deliver.
At 8:00 a.m. the next day (April 18)
out popped Chorizo
a handsome little buckling.
Momo came over to congratulate Cajeta and scope out the newbie.
Everyone was surprised a few minutes later when yet another buckling slipped out
also with no complications and very little fuss.
Rosado is named for his pink nose -- unusual in an Alpine.
He joined his brother for a vigorous licking
and was soon struggling to get up on his spindly, wobbly legs.
This has certainly been a year of the buckling -- 5 boys delivered vs 2 girls.
Momo and Myky played Welcome Wagon
and Viva kept an eye on developments and looked forward to bullying the new boys as soon as they could.
Chorizo and Rosado thoughtfully arrived a few hours before the brunt of Winter Storm Yogi did.
It reached us shortly after noon
and was even more generous than predicted
blessing us with 20 inches of additional heavy wet snow by this morning (April 19).
Steve shoveled a path to the garage & goat barn
and will wait for the winds to die down today before hauling out the poor overworked Snowthrower yet again -- on the 31st day of Spring!
Yogi might have something to do with the failure of our satellite internet connection this morning.
On the bright side, the new snow will help alleviate our drought;
we were still listed in the "moderate drought" zone three days ago. More snow is predicted for the rest of today and then again this weekend.
It will be a few more days before Barb grills any brats or smokes any scamorza in the cooker
but the new guys are cozy in the barn and getting along fine together this extended winter.