Do you remember our precious Rosie and Daphne when they were so tiny and adorable last spring?
Here’s my favorite picture of Rosie! I had to make her a sweater so she wouldn’t get cold. Isn’t she just the cutest little thing in the world?
The girls are all grown up now! I want to start milking them in the fall, so we had to find them a buck, and friends came to the rescue with a loaner buck. The gestation period for goats is about 150 days, so we hope our girls will have babies (kids) long about October or so. Then I can start milking.
Meet Finn. He carries strong Nubian dairy genetics, and we’re so grateful for the loan. Rosie and Daphne, on the other hand, have no idea what this big smelly guy is doing in their pen.
We’re not sure if Finn was simply overwhelmed by their beauty and got weak-kneed, or if this was his way of assuring them that he was no threat but, after the girls raced around in fear, he just calmly laid down and waited for them to come to him. Such a lady’s man!
Daphne is scared of her own shadow, so we weren’t surprised that Rosie was the first to creep up to Finn to check him out.
As soon as he stood up, the girls got spooked and ran away again! Rosie jumped up on her porch and Finn followed….
and the girls raced off again!
Update: The girls eat with Finn, but then they leave their barn. They are not interested in being anywhere near him. Goats hate the rain, but they’ve given Finn the barn and they sleep under their porch. We sure hope that situation changes soon or I won’t be milking anything! I’ll keep you posted on the progress!
Want to meet Rosie, Daphne, and Finn? Come see us on Fox Trot Farm! To find out more about touring our farm, click HERE.
Our hens are working overtime this spring! $3.50/dozen for our farm fresh eggs from happy free range hens is a bargain! (Children get to pick them up right from the nests when they’re on a farm tour!)
May 23, 2016 at 7:51 am
You need to get a few more babies goats!