I threw a skinny little Saanen buckling that I brought home from the sale barn in with Millie. She’s old and her bones ache. The last thing she really wanted was some kid hanging around, but I bribed her with peanuts. Peanuts help about anything. That was two months ago.
They’ve been together through moves from the greenhouse to where they are up north and back and forth. They’ve had other kids thrown in with them to be weaned, and most recently, I added all of my girls that had babies in June.
I was really joking when I referred to Millie as his “nice honorary grandnanny,” but she’s lived up to that and more. Sam curls up with and sleeps with Millie, and I’ve seen her step in when those young strong moms wanted to hurt Sam. She’s shown him the love and devotion every kid deserves. Goats really are amazing creatures that we could all learn from.
I’m also saddened to share that Scarlet is no longer with us. At the age of nine, she succumbed to the CAE in my herd. She was Marley, Maggie, Casey and Cookie’s mom.
Scarlet Fiona O’Boera
2006 – 30 June 2015
Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday for the letter G. G is, not surprisingly, for goats.