Readers, I can hear your sighs of disappointment, when you pull up annesalpinesdairygoats.blogspot.com several times a day and see no new posts. Unfortunately, I still don't really have much of interest to post about, so will have to put up some more dog pictures. These dogs-and-leaves pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago.
First, can anyone help me with why, when I upload to blogger, the images lose their sharpness and focus? I've recently started noticing that they do this, and on Facebook too. They look great in the photo viewing center of this computer, even when blown up big, but on these websites they look so dull. Is it a resolution setting that I need to change when I upload, nothing I can do anything about, or just a skewed perception on my part?
My favorite one.
I don't remember why I uploaded this picture of Jazz-I think I may have had a story about her... Oh well, you can just enjoy a random picture of Jazz anyway! 😄
My freemartin, Li, went to her new home last week. She went to a pet person who had gotten 3 kids from us last year just for pets. I really didn't want Li to go to a suspect place, or to someone who might eat her, just because she is more special than most of the goats. This lady seems to be just the right place for Li.
I'm still looking for that elusive doe that will spend every year of her long life here. Li was supposed to be that doe, but she turned out to be a useless freemartin, and(though I planned on keeping her as a useless pet anyway) it no longer made sense for me to have her taking up space when we could put the space to use with a productive goat.
And now for the most exciting news of the year-Jinger is confirmed pregnant!! This video shows 4 pups, but from what I've read online, it is extremely uncommon for an ultrasound on a dog to count correctly-there are usually a couple to several more puppies than were seen on the ultrasound. Beings we are beginner ultrasound technicians anyway, we should expect around 7 or 8 then, right? 😉 I'm trying not to be too greedy, as 4 is a good number too, but I would certainly like more!
She is due December 12th-18th.
How is my expectant mamma acting with her pregnancy so far? This is how. She's trying her hardest not to notice, and pulling it off pretty well.
Actually, her belly has suddenly started growing pretty quickly, so I imagine it's gonna start slowing her down pretty soon.
It looks like several of the does have settled, so I should have a post on goat ultrasounds next week!