With a solid night of rain, Penelope figured it was time to join Lola in motherhood. I walked down to the stalls this morning and thought, weird wonder why Lola is out with only one of her Kids, then I realized, nope. It was Penolope and her first born. We arent sure sex of the kid […]
Lola had twins last night!
Lola (Nigerian/ Lamancha ): She and Penelope are sisters, also 5 months old when we get her (DOB April 2015) She is friendly, but more stand offish and is not “food centric” like the other goats. Weird thing is she doesn’t really care for sweet feed, at most she takes a mouth full. Her and our […]
Penelope (Nigerian/ Lamancha ): She was 5 months old when we got her (DOB April 2015) and very friendly with all the other goats as well as us. Which of course means the other goats are rude towards her and is the being picked on. Meaning she tends to get the most head-butts, and doesn’t get to eat with […]
I forgot to introduce our newest goat! He was born Aug 2015. His parents are both from Maine which was important to me because I didn’t want him to have any ties to the area for breeding reasons. I picked him up near Afton. He was only 4 months old at the time but already […]
So the easiest and quickest way I’ve found to keep my girls stalls and enclosure clean is by using a dog poop scoop like this They tend to poop and pee in small piles making it easy to clean up 🙂
We have had to separate our Alpine dairy doe from the rest of the herd at night in a locked pen, similar to how some people do with horse’s, their own pen. This keeps her from being a bitch to our smaller Nigerian-lamacha mix at night and keeps young Albert away. the end result is a happier group and […]
Over the last few days it has finally sunk in that we are actual mini-farmers now. We wake-up and have to deal with goats (milking) my lunch times have been spent refilling water and food dishes, mending fences, and of course milking the goat. Then finally before bed we have to milk and shut in the goats […]
we got Penelope and Lola because our son can’t have lactose and we love goat cheese. They are Nigerian/ lamanch crosses so they should make great milk. They are only 5 months right now so I have to wait at least 3 more months to breed them.