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So, not a whole lot of news on the Goat Watch front.
I checked in on mother-to-be this morning before I left for work and then again when I came home.
And then again a few hours later.
And then again when I fed the animals for the evening.
And again after I painted a roof for a goat shelter.
And then once more before I came to post on the blog.
Which brings us to 10:57pm EST and no goat babies yet.
So. Not a whole lot there.
I did the spine squeeze again but it doesn't seem much different from the last time I squoze it. By the way, on this whole squeezing of the spine thing, what I am doing (I think) is checking to see if the ligaments at her hip joints are beginning to loosen. "They" say that when you can reach your fingers right around and touch them with nothing but the skin in between, the goat should have her babies within 12 hours. So that's what is up with all of that business. Hooray for narrowing the window!
Other than that, she seems content enough. She hasn't really tested the fence around the Birthing Room which is a good thing because it was a real quickie job on my part. Partly because of time crunch but mainly because the post pounder is so darn heavy and I think I might have done a little something called "not good" to my back on the second to last post. I don't think I really killed it or anything. It's just ... very stiff. I probably need a good, long stretching session and a hot bath. Maybe around May I'll get to that.
So, since there isn't much happening goatbaby-wise, I have decided I am going to finally add a picture to my profile. I think I have milked the mystery factor just about as much as I can. And, when you consider that just about every bad photo of me that was ever taken has now been posted on the internet, what harm will one more do, right?
So here is the photo that is going to be my new profile thing. Avitar? Symbol? Likeness?
It's a picture of me. And My Hat. I mention it that way because My Hat has a personality of its own, as you can tell.
I found My Hat in a house that I was selling. The home was part of an estate and all of the contents were getting tossed out. So, I picked through them and found My Hat. I love My Hat. We have become almost inseparable. Much to the chagrin of my family.
I know we look a little ... odd ... but, I have to tell you, My Hat is one of the warmest hats I've ever come across. And I think it is just damn stylin'!
And, if you look closely, you'll be able to see two pieces of hay above my right eye. Garnish.
Ok, so I think I've done enough damage for today. I'll see you soon with the next installment of Project Goat Watch.
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