Every morning I nag Mark to send me pictures of the goats. Lately I have been asking him to send me udder pictures and descriptions because we have two does that are going to kid soon. Here are today's pictures. The first is a rear shot. Then the goat was doing some heavy foraging and standing on her hind legs, so he got a really good belly shot for the second picture. These were taken about 8:45 this morning.
Mark had to run some errands, and didn't make it back to the farm until around 2:00. All the goats came over to the side of the fence for food, and he said he looked up and saw this.
Meet the first kids of 2015! Two cute little does!!
In just a matter of a few hours, the doe went from foraging hard to taking care of her two new girls. We didn't have our kit with us today, so weights will be taken tomorrow. Both kids were up, walking, talking, and nursing. The doe is a good Maa; she talks to her girls and keeps a close watch on them and got them nice and clean for the camera.
The rest of the herd was very respectful. Our Herd Queen stood a little taller today and seemed proud of her growing herd. She head butted any goat that looked like she was going to cause trouble. Most of the older kids (now just over 90 days old) snuck over to have a sniff of the new kids on the farm.
Our herd stands at 11 goats today at Must Bee Kiddin' Farm. Must Bee Kiddin'? Yes we are!!
Here's a little video for you.
In 2014 a couple of 40-somethings decided to make a change. The purchase of 10 raw, pine scrub acres along Florida's Nature Coast started it all. This is that story.