On Sunday, a gal who last year bought one of our goat babies, took our whole herd of four goatie girls home to her farm an hour southwest of here. We helped load the girls into the truck, waved goodbye, and then Sophie and I went inside and curled up on the sofa and cried. [...]
Fancy, our currently lactating goat, still, still, nurses Sally, her daughter. Sally is over a year old and is bigger than Fancy, but she still gets down on her knees to get to the Golden Udder of Mama-Goat Goodness, several times a day. Fancy is about the sweetest goat ever. I’m starting to think she [...]
I’m considering selling the goats. I know, I know, it’s a tragedy. I love my goats! I adore the fresh milk, and, oddly, I enjoy the work of going out to the barn and feeding them, milking them, taking care of them… They are so sweet and fun, if stubborn and absurd, but still, I [...]
…is selling the babies. That’s right, today is the day. Little Sam is moving on to his new family, in this case, a human family with eight (!!!) kids and a goat family of other minis and a few full size Nubians. He’s going to get to keep his privates intact and be a daddy [...]
Okay, you’re sitting at the milking stand, staring at an udder: what next??? I have previously written about how I milk my goats using a small hand-powered milker. I love my milker, I do. But it does break occasionally. If you’re smart, you have two, so you can run and get the spare [...]
I’ve mentioned before that we take our goats on walks. The girls come along with us like dogs do, except, being goats, they hoover up fallen leaves like nobody’s business. Yellow tulip poplars leaves are their favorite, so this is the best time of year for walks, as far as they [...]
They grow up so fast!
Here he was, just a few minutes old:
And here he is, just eight weeks later, a few minutes before he left us to live with his new family.
Running and jumping and humping everything that would stand still for it… Sob! Cinnamon, it all passed in a [...]
Last year we had Fancy as a first freshener (that’s what they call a first time goat mama, you gotta love goat terminology). Fancy was a bottle-fed baby herself, which is why I think she was totally confused about the whole mother thing. What the H-H-HELL are these creatures, she seemed to say, and W-W-WHY [...]
This Miniature Nubian sweetie-pie is going to need a new home in about six weeks. He has been disbudded, but he has all his boy parts at the moment, though he would make a lovely pet if whethered. Or he can be registered (both his parents are), and can pass on [...]
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