Texas the goat

Texas is the new stud muffin at the little farm.

His hair that stands up on back of his neck and his goat beard make me laugh.

He has that typical male goat smell so, for now, he will be put in a pen that can be moved around. The first day he was there he bred two of the older females, Boney and Valentine. Those babies will be born around Valentines Day.

The younger goats Clover and Buttercup will not be breed until the springtime.

The other male goat Gruff is younger than Texas and does not stink quite yet.

The personalities of goats can always make you laugh.

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Buttercup the goat

This is Buttercup the goat she was bought at the same time as Princess.

When buying these little goats even though they are registered it is very important to view pictures of the farms first before putting down large deposits. This is a lesson our daughter has learned the hard way.

These babies were very small probably 7 pounds at the most when they were picked up. This past Sunday we weighed them and they were 9.5#s and that was after getting a lot of grain, hay and goat supplement milk replacer.

Our cat Mr. Bird weighs about 16#s to give you an example of how tiny these little goats are. He is actually taller than they are.

Buttercup was taken to the vet because she was coughing badly and she was diagnosed with pneumonia from being in overcrowded conditions at her previous home.

She is fine now fine and they are both getting daily injections of antibiotics for 5 days. Giving shots is not easy to goats they scream like a child.

We have been taking extra precautions since the little goats were sick to make sure they stay healthy and continue to grow properly.

Buttercup loves to run, jump and climb on the tires and even sleep inside the tires. The children are leash training the goats and they are all doing quite well.

I am now considering getting my own goats but do I want to keep them here or at our home or our daughter’s house with her hers I have to think about this.

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Clover the goat

Yesterday our daughter Jeanelle her 11-month-old baby Adrian and I took off on a road trip to Waco, Texas.

We were on a mission to pick up Nigerian Dairy Goat # 1 of 3 that our daughter and son in law have already bought for their little farm.

I do believe that goat #2 and #3 will be picked up later this week. That will be another road trip in a different direction.

While at the farm our daughter was able to find out a bunch of information about raising dairy goats. She had been researching this for a good while but someone in the business can give you information and advice you may not find elsewhere.

She even got to taste goat milk and goat milk ice cream. She said they both were very good. She said the milk is a little bit thicker than whole milk but had no after taste. We learned that what you feed them is what determines the taste.

I was busy occupying Adrian which can be somewhat of a challenge sometimes he was trying to get down and crawl around and I knew I had to hold him. He did very well on the 3-hour trip there and 3-hour trip back and even managed to take 3 naps because he was bored.

The baby goats name is  Clover she is 8 weeks old and she is a triplet and was the smallest one. All they goats they are getting will be registered.

Andrew named her when he saw her. The girls will name the other two goats and no telling what they will come up with.

She cried in the back of the suburban for 30 minutes straight because she missed her family, home, and security. After that, she settled down and would make a few peeps but she was not bad at all. She sure was glad to get out of the dog kennel when we got back. She is very sweet and did eat out of all the kid’s hands which they all loved.

Here are a few pictures I was able to get but I hope I can get some better ones as she settles down a little bit this was right after she got out of the kennel.

Here at home, my husband had Andrew, Karina, and Sophia for the day. They made chocolate chip cookies, played fetch with Daisy, played outside, colored pictures of farm animals and watched some tv. This gave them some special Pappy time.

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