February 24, 2010

Sorry for the Delay

You ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? Today was one of those days for me it seems. Today was supposed to be the day we would draw the name of the winner for the Mother Earth News Magazine giveaway but I am afraid it will have to wait until tomorrow. To start with my Internet was not working all day. Finally late this evening it started working again and with some effort I got my husband to stop doing other things long enough to draw a name which I was going to make a short video of and post here as the announcement. Before he could draw the winner though I found out the batteries on my camera were dead! Honestly, I can't make this stuff up.

Soooo...the winner will be drawn tomorrow, providing nothing else goes wrong! The giveaway deadline has passed but if you did not get a chance to enter don't worry, this one has been so much fun I think we will have another blog giveaway at some point in the future.

In other news the two does that I thought for sure would have kidded yesterday are still holding onto their kids. The cold weather we have had lately makes it necessary to check on them often during the cold nights, even though they are stalled out of the weather. So I have been setting my alarm, putting on my shoes and braving the icy night air to check on the expectant goat moms, but no new kids yet. They certainly seem to be following true to the Doe Code of Honor this year!

This morning I had my alarm set so I could check them but about twenty minutes before it could go off I was startled awake by expectant goat mom Penny yelling. I jumped up, sure she was finally kidding and took the kidding kit with me only to find she apparently only wanted more hay. Once I got her the extra hay she demanded she was happy again, so why wouldn't she hold onto those kids as long as she can. She has it made with her very own human servant to cater to her every whim. I am happy to do that but I do hope they kid soon, at least before I get too sleep deprived. If you are unfamiliar with the Doe Code of Honor you can read about it HERE.


Brenda said...

You know ... I think they take the Doe Code of Honor seriously! I'm sure you'll be glad when they get down to the business of having those kids!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Oh boy, I hope the goats kid soon, so you can get some real sleep!

Alix said...

Penny has style, you gotta give her that! I'll have to try that with Larry and see if he will get up in the middle of the night to fetch me a snack.


Bossy Betty said...

Doe Code aside, I am sure the does would be reciting the title of your post back to you if they could. Hope all goes well when the births finally happen!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one whose goats can "snap the fingers" and make me run out there...all because they tummies are feeling a hunger twitch!
Can't wait to deal with the "code" ;)

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I hope today is going better for you.

It IS nice to be waited on so I can understand why your does are holding out as long as they can. On the other hand... isn't it getting crowded in there?

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to stick to pet goats for a while before I take on the adventure of kidding.

GardenofDaisies said...

DCOH is hilarious!!
Sorry you are having internet issues again though.
How are the horses doing?

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm late getting here. Now I'm wondering if she's still holding on!