This scripture popped into my head Saturday as the two Great Pyrenees, East and West, left our farm and headed back for home. Yep! The beautiful chicken killing goat protectors have left the premises. The chickens cheered but I actually miss seeing their big fluffy white bodies. In spite of her fury against the dogs, Tabby feels the same way. We've already decided we'll have to go visit them soon.
Here's a picture from last week of Hunter hugging one of the dogs:
This past Friday night we got together with L family to "talk goats." Yes - we have decided we want to keep some goats! Since goats can get lonely, we decided on two. Plus that will help keep the milk supply up a little more than what we're getting right now, with just one milk goat, since they go into heat this time of year and the milk supply drastically drops. So we talked and worked out a general plan and strategy.
On Saturday the L family bought a buck (boy goat). They took him to their property. (Their house is still not quite finished being re-built, but it should be by early January.) Then they came and got East and West and one goat, Daisy. Today Mrs. L is planning to come and get three more goats to pack into her minvan: the Spice girls (Nutmeg and Cloves) and Pip. The purpose: breeding.
Why not do it here? Because they said the bucks can get really mean during this time to anyone coming into their pen, and they didn't want Tabby to be in any danger when she goes to milk Christa. Plus Mr. L said bucks are extra stinky!
|"Big Christa" and her kids Daisy, and Buck|
We are planning to buy Nutmeg, the little goat on the right. These girls are both sweet and pretty goats:
|The "Spice Girls" - Cloves and Nutmeg|
Here's some pictures from last week of the goats playing "follow the leader" with Hunter:
Tabby was glad to have gotten some pictures of the dogs last week:
|Tabby and West|
And what blog post would be complete, without a picture of Solomon? This kid has become a climbing machine: