Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby Goats

Here they are!

I realized on the way over (an hour's drive) that if I want to start with purebreds, I shouldn't even be going to see these half-breeds. I knew that the moment I saw them it would be all over for me.  And it was.

They're a month old now.  I'll bring them home in another month or so.  Their mom is Alpine (lots of milk) and their dad is Nubian (higher butterfat and protein).  That's mom to the right of the babies.

I'm calling them "the babies" because they don't have names yet.  Whee - I'll get to name them!


  1. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!! (And a little jealous - not necessarily of the goats, in particular, but of the addition of ANIMALS to your farmstead!


  2. happy goat days!!
    We'll be waiting to hear all about this adventure!
    And that friend thing...yeah, being and having friends takes time and effort. On both parts...if only one is working toward it, it's just not going to work. OR sometimes they take more energy than we have to put into it and they end up to be 'fun suckers' and then you need to prune them right along with the apple trees!!

  3. Training wheel goats! I'm sure they will be great teachers, and a lot of fun. Enjoy...

  4. That's exciting news! What an adventure that will be! Cheers ~