We have a couple new faces here on the farm! As it is most common for goats to have two kids and we exposed two does to a buck, I was expecting four kids. As it turned out, Elvis was our only baby. Goats are herd animals and do best in groups. As I was really hoping for a few more I talked Handy Husband into this cutie!
Violet is a Nigerian Dwarf goat. She has been exposed to a really nice Nigerian buck and with any luck will have kids this fall. Violet is a shy little thing and it took her a few days to warm up to the other girls. She pals around with Elvis the baby goat. Due to her timid nature, she seems to stay close to the other goats and does not cause any trouble.
And then there is this guy…
Billy is a ten-year-old, Nigerian Dwarf wether, a total freeloader, and a pet! He was the last of our neighbor girls goats and very lonely. She explained that he was her first goat and she loves him, but now that she is in high school and has a car she just really doesn’t have time for him anymore. She asked if we would please take him so he could come live with some other goats. He is very docile and easy to manage. So here is eating weeds over here on our side of the fence. In short, I am a major softie and I like goats.