My afternoon check at the barn revealed a set of newly born twins from my favorite alpine doe. They were a lovely shade of white. White? WHITE!!! No, no say it ain't so -- I have been eagerly awaiting the birth of a registerable kid out of her all year. Sigh. So yes boys and girls it seems the white winged wonder has struck again. The saanen buck I sold in the fall apparently crossed yet another fence before he left. So I now have two sets of twins out of him, neither, of which I had planned. Had he still been here today I would have cheerfully choked him with my bare hands. He is batting 1000 and I am at 0. Egads! I truly hope this kidding season turns around soon..
Everyone is healthy and so all is well. I will keep her doe kid anyway. She is an extremely heavy milker-- a gallon + a day. Her milk is mild and sweet and makes wonderful cheese.