Goats

Update* 2015/03/11- Our goats are finally home!! What an adorably fun addition to our family they are! Here are some pictures taken yesterday (3/10) and this morning since they came to live with us. We are still working on their permanent home outside, so as of now they are staying inside with us. They LOVE our Rocket Mass Heater, and Pallets are our best friends, lol!

 

 

 

Update* 2015/02/21 Got to finally meet our baby goats, I am sad that I forgot to bring my camera, but soon enough this blog will be bursting with pictures of our precious little caprines 🙂 Here are a couple pictures of our babies.

Basil, our beautiful little red and white whether. Born 2015/02/17

Basil, our beautiful little red and white whether.
Born 2015/02/17

MilkyWay, born 2015/02/18 She is a descendant of great pedigreed star milking lines, I feel so great about starting our own herd with her.

MilkyWay, born 2015/02/18
She is a descendant of great pedigreed star milking lines, I feel so great about starting our own herd with her.

Update 2015/03/01 – Adding one more to the gang, turning our duo into a trio.

Dos was born on the 28th of Feb. We saw his picture and just couldn't resist adding him to the herd. His mama's name was Uno, so Dos just seemed fitting. We got one heck of a deal on him too :)

Dos was born on the 28th of Feb. We saw his picture and just couldn’t resist adding him to the herd. His mama’s name was Uno, so Dos just seemed fitting. We got one heck of a deal on him too 🙂

∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴ posted 2015/02/10 – Soon I will be posting pictures of our very own goats! Thanks to my super generous sister, Chriss Dunham and her hubby Mitch, we are going to be able to start our very own goat herd this spring just as we have been hoping. As of now (2015/02/10) our goats are yet to be born. They will be born sometime this month, and we should be bringing them home early to mid March. We still have so much to do, to build them a home and habitat. We are starting off with kids, a doeling and wether, they will be about 3 weeks or so when we bring them home so we get to bottle feed them till about 8 weeks when they will wean. Then sometime after the doe is 7 months old we will breed her, and 5 months after that she will kid and then freshen, giving milk to both her kids and us. We have been blessed to find a fine Nigerian Dwarf breeder super close by (7.7 miles from our door to theirs) who is super friendly, supportive, inspiring and so very helpful in getting us started with our own herd. She is allowing me to come and learn to milk and learn goat care, I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to learn these skills before I bring home our own goats. Here are some pictures from our visits to her farm.

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