Sharona

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According to my records, Sharona’s due date is January 15.  From the looks of her, I could be wrong about that.

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She delivered healthy triplets in January 2013 and again in December 2013. She’s a good mama, as was her mother.

I well remember the day Sharona was born, nearly five years ago.  That was a day I won’t soon forget (the story is told HERE).

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Baby Sharona, with her twin sister Ramona and her cousins Barbie and Blondie.

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11 comments on “Sharona

  1. Dave Werner says:

    “Mmmm my Sharona”

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  2. Joanna says:

    Oh boy! “Too much death on the farm” (from your previous post that you linked to) brings back painful memories, it’s not nice at all. We’ve had a bad year with our alpacas, losing two babies and one mother. Ian was saying he wanted to be an alpaca breeder, not an alpaca undertaker. Hopefully our girls are also pregnant and will give birth in May and not January like our first rather unexpected surprise birth. Hope all goes well with Sharona

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    • Bill says:

      Now I can’t even remember the circumstances of Rita’s death. But over the years I’ve had to deal with lots of death here. Last winter was a brutal kidding season. Close to half the kids were either still born, died not long after they were born, or were euthanized my me. I realize that is an unavoidable part of this life, but I find it to be the hardest thing about it. Thanks for the good wishes. We have a bunch of mamas set to deliver in January this year. May it be a mild one. And may it all go well on your farm too.

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  3. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, New life on the homestead is always an exciting time. The whole life cycle is faster in animals. Usually in a matter of minutes the newly born animal is up and walking around trying to find food. By the time a year passes by they are practically full grown. But on the down side death arrives for them way too soon. On a working homestead life and death are very real things. I pray that all your births on the homestead are without complications or death this season. May all the offspring be strong and healthy when birthing is finished.

    Have a great season of new life.

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  4. pattisj says:

    What a pretty girl!

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  5. Thanks for the earworm! At least it’s a song that I like (unlike most of the earworms my husband plants!). Do goats birth quads or quints?
    Love the photo of Cherie with the kids – now that’s a whole lotta love!

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    • Bill says:

      Whole lotta love. Thanks for the earworm in return. 🙂

      Twins are the norm. Singles and triplets are common. Quads are unusual, but happen occasionally.

      The kids in the photo are two sets of twins, born to sisters a couple of hours apart.

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      • you are welcome!
        I read the other post about the day Sharona was born, so knew those were two sets of twins in the pic, but I asked about quads wondering if that was why Sharona is looking about ready to give birth.
        Hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving today.

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