Meggie is Gloria's daughter, and in many ways her polar opposite. Meggie is the strong but silent type. Nothing bothers her. Nothing makes her happy, either. She does her thing, and that's that.
And here's the deal with goats. They are mammals. They make milk, but the primary consumer of the milk is meant to be their babies. So if you want them to give milk, you have to start by them having babies.
And that means a buck (male goat) has to get involved. And a buck goat is not an animal you can keep in a suburban backyard.
Bucks (male goats) smell heavenly to does (female goats), but to us they just smell to high heaven.
So Gloria and Meggie were loaded up in the back of the station wagon for a week's visit to a buck.
Once they got there, they had a great time... ;)
Gloria kidded while we were at a little league game. She was a couple of days early. So there are no pictures of her kidding. We were disappointed not to have seen the signs of kidding, but we got back in time to clean up after it and make sure their umbilical cords were clean.
It was Meggie's first time having babies, and she was not as confident as Gloria. So taking pictures was not in the cards.
Each goat had one boy and one girl. As my son used to say when he was younger "twins, a boy and a girl, born on the same day" his notion of the perfect family unit.