I broke down and bought a goat yesterday...ok, two goats. I had visited a dairy with my friend the day before and found that they are selling off all of their goats. With food prices the way they are, and the economy the way it is, I am trying to be a little more self sufficient. While these girls won't be milkers for a while, they were less expensive than a full grown doe. In fact, I got both of them for less money than I'd spend for just one adult. And goats like company. And I want the girls to be comfortable with me long before I start milking. And my kids like the kids.
Here they are:
She is a La Mancha/Alpine cross: (notice the tongue!)
And she is a Nubian/Saanen cross: (she still has a little milk left on her nose after drinking!)
And here is Emily the Goatherd:
And remember my chicks and ducks? Here they are now!:
I just love spring!