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I've been watching other people's waiting threads, so figured it was time to post my own!
These are my girls:

Pippi, due April 20
She was a yearling FF this last year, and milked about 6 lbs/day at her peak.
Goat Tree Dog breed Fawn Working animal

This is Pippi with her buckling from last year
Brown Working animal Wood Art Door

Here's Josie, due May 18. I'm 99% sure she is bred, but I'm waiting a few days before I mark her due date on my 2021 calendar, just to make sure she doesn't come into heat again.
She milked a little over 8 lbs/day at her peak as a 2 or 3 year-old FF last year.
Plant Goat Tree Goat-antelope Fawn

Here she is with her twin bucklings from last year. She is such a loving mother. She even helped take care of Pippi's kid.
Working animal Sky Goat Fence Fawn

And last but not least, here's my boy, Finn. He's turning 2 this winter (not 100% sure of his birthday). He's filled out since I took these pictures and put on more muscle...but he's also stinky and rutty right now, so I'm not taking new pictures.
Plant Goat Goat-antelope Terrestrial animal Tree
Plant Beak Sheep Grass Fawn

Looking at these pictures, I'm like, 'I should have taken one AFTER I trimmed his hooves...' his pasterns look weird in that top picture. Ah well, hindsight.

Since I had all bucks last year, I'm rooting for a doe year this time around. I'd really love to get a blue roan doe out of Josie.
 

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@SalteyLove @Boers4ever @Kass I didn't actually realize the rabbit had made it into a picture. Yes, that is Hollihock. He was supposed to be a doe. He was also supposed to be my sister-in-law's house pet. Neither of those things ended up working out for him, so I ended up with him. He bonded with my goats, and would escape his pen to live with them, so I just left him in there. Sadly, he passed away about 2 months ago. I still miss having him nosing around out there in the goat pen. He was a character!
 

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May feels like forever. I've just decided to go ahead and test two for May 1st and second..... I hate waiting for results - but it really helps with my feeding program. I HATE fat yearlings. Good luck with your girls - hope all have settled.
It DOES feel like forever. But when I think of the long list of things I want to accomplish
before then, it seems like it might not be long enough. Hope your girls are bred!
 

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Goat Liver Working animal Fawn Terrestrial animal

It's probably just my wishful thinking, but it almost looks like Pippi is beginning to show a little baby belly here. She will be 70 days pregnant at the end of this month.
I went ahead and started drying her off a few weeks ago. She's had a bit of a rough year (haven't we all?), so I figured she could use a good break before starting over with babies and milking. She's down to giving about a pint of milk a day, now.
As far as I can tell, Josie hasn't come back into heat, and Pippi's buckling is living with them right now, so I think I would notice him being interested in her if she did cycle again. So I think it's safe to say that she's pregnant, too!
 

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We have all enjoyed the sunshine the last few days.
I brought the goats some bits and pieces I thought they would enjoy from my garden cleanup.
I also found a few pine branches that got knocked down by the wind, and gave those to them. This is the time of year when the lack of variety on their diet really seems to catch up to them, so I try to provide little extras they will like munching on.
Fence Plant Rabbit Fawn Terrestrial animal
Plant Working animal Grass Terrestrial animal Fawn

Pippi has already started her martyred pregnant lady groans. Every time she has to get up, she heaves an enormous sigh. She's such a drama queen.
 
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