Well, after many many tries, we have been unsuccessful at getting Blue with foal this year. We are disappointed, of course, but have heard from many sources that it’s been a terrible year for reproduction in horses, and goats. Our goat, Chibe, also didn’t succeed, after six weeks with her boyfriend. This is the first time in three years that she didn’t get pregnant.
We will try again next spring, and hope that fertility is up. I have to believe that things happen for the best reasons – perhaps the soul of the baby was just not ready to enter the world.
Blue will rest for the fall and winter and be treated as we strive to give her optimum nutrition and pamper her in every way.