The Goats in Pasture

13 Aug

We did have some nice weather over the weekend. I took advantage of it to walk out and spend some time with the goats.  I tried to take a nice three-generation picture, but nobody was cooperating.

Sunshine, Tansy, and Cupid

At least Cupid’s boy, Pongo, knows how to pose for a picture.

Pongo with Cupid behind

At first, I thought this was Hera flirting with Freddie.  Then I realized it was Popcorn.  You can certainly see the difference in how a buck and a wether looks with this picture.

Freddie and Popcorn

Cutie is my most Saanen girl (7/8), and she always has beautiful girls, but they are wild.  Seriously.  I find that truly annoying.

Sylvia

Ava is the same age as Cutie, and she is also a high percentage dairy.  Of course, I kept her only sweet kid–Freddie.  Hopefully, I’ll get a sweet girl from her too.  I think I’ll try getting a dairy (probably Nubian) buck next year to get the next generation milking girls in 2023.

Here’s 2TC just for fun.

2TC

Chiffon is really looking little with her two boys.  Can you imagine if I’d let her try to raise all three?  I certainly might need to think about weaning.  Soon…

Chiffon with Nestle and Sonny

I am going to try to enjoy as many of these summer days as I can before I go back to teaching soon.

2 Responses to “The Goats in Pasture”

  1. janicead August 13, 2021 at 11:29 pm #

    Enjoying what remains of your ‘down’ time sounds like a great idea.

  2. Jeanne August 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm #

    Pongo is surely a cute little guy!! Cutie really lives up to her name. I do hope you’ll get at least one sweet girl from her instead of wild ones. That must be frustrating! I hope you can get a dairy buck next year, to get more dairy does.

    Yes, it won’t be long before it’ll be time to go back to school. Groan!

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