Monday, 23 February 2015

Happy New Year of the Goat!

Surely that's got to be a good thing!  The Chinese New Year of the Goat ... There were the usual celebrations in London yesterday with processions through the streets.  At Marylebone market we just displayed a discreet little sign .. just to make sure that everyone knows what a great year it should be!

I managed to snap a quick photo of Handsome Humps standing guard over mum Valerie this morning.  Still inseparable, even though he is very grown up now.

And that tail (from a previous blog) has been identified .. it belongs to young goatling Laurel.  Just thought you would like to know that ..

The sad news from the barn is that Poppy goat aborted one of her kids over the weekend.  Perhaps that was the cause of her having problems with her back leg .. Close inspection revealed that it was a small female - not fully formed, but it did have very long paper-thin ears.  A little Hugo daughter.

Poppy seems much happier since and is now back in with the rest of her goatie friends.  She was scanned for 2 or 3 kids (Michael wasn't completely sure) and so we will see if she manages to carry the rest of them until her due date.  Needless to say, everyone is keeping a very close eye on her bottom end in case anything else happens!

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