The goats are nearing their first kidding dates (see Kidding Schedule for dates); so we had to get a new camera to keep an eye on them. If you click on the picture of the does on the left, it should bring up a camera view of the goats in their stall (unless it’s night-time in which case all will be dark). Anyway, the camera view should look something like the picture on the right (the stall may be empty if they’re outside).
The view is currently set-up as an overhead of them in their stall; it’s not the most interesting way to view them but at least we can see what they’re up to until kidding time. This camera updates every three seconds rather than continuously when someone is logged in as a guest, so I need to figure out how to get anyone clicking from the blog logged in so that it updates continuously. Technology challenges are so much fun! For now, we can watch the goats, and we’ll work on getting a better view and update speed.
Tinker Bell (the white one) is due to kid first, and it should be in 3 – 4 weeks. She is definitely getting quite round, I can feel movement inside, and she’s obviously developing an udder. We’re very excited about Bramblestone Farm’s first kid(s)!