The lovely Lady Morganna gave birth, this morning:
a little boy. Last year she had triplets – all boys; & the previous year, it was twins – a girl & a boy (the girl – Arianwen – is utterly exquisite & is herself set to become a Mum for the first time, this year).
We did keep one of Morganna’s boys last year, however – the sweet little , caramel-coloured Tigger – as he is such a promising little lad; both in terms of bloodlines & conformation. And Morganna’s erratic number-crunching decisively does put paid to the myth that whatever number of kids a goat has in her first year, it will follow she’ll have the exact-same amount every year for the rest of her reproductive life (well, I could’ve dispelled that nonsense many times over already, anyway).
But another boy…? Oh dear, mega-milker Morganna….trust you. Girls next year please, Morganna; GIRLS.
And the capricious caprine twiches her cheeky face in triumphant amusement….