Saturday, March 18, 2006

Getting My Goat

Jules has been wanting a goat ever since she met our friend's Nigerian dwarf doe, Strawberry Flip. February, 2006, she became the proud owner of Flip's second round of kids. Hard to say who was more thrilled, Jules or myself--or Jim, for that matter, who's loving the goaties and the idea of fresh cheese.

Pumpkin Pie and Latte were born just after Thanksgiving 2005 and came to live with us when they were about 2.5 months old. Pumpkin is a wether, and Latte is our doe, whom we hope to breed this November. They spent the first week in one of our barn stalls, getting used to their new home and people. We've fed them by hand since we got them, working to tame them since they were not bottle raised. They've become quite friendly as long as we have that rattling cup full of grain or cracked corn.

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