Daisy was due to have kids today. She wasn't in labor last night when I put them to bed, but my mistake was not checking on her in the middle of the night. When I went out at 6 am, she was gone along with her kids. She died in labor. Maybe there was nothing I could have done, but I so wish I had been there with her to try.
I'm putting up the baby monitor in the barn and will be checking everyone nightly until we are finished kidding.
Baby Belle is due next - Wednesday.
On a happy note however, Doug (my neighbor up the hill) just called and his doe Patches just delivered healthy twins a week early. Patches was born here, she is Iona's oldest daughter.