Friday, June 15, 2012

The Herd

I am officially riding the crazy train. I just bought 2 dairy goats. Both are 4 years old, registered, lactating and have given birth to triplets in the past.
Meet Konstance. She is a LaMancha.
And this is Trixie. She is a first generation MiniMancha which means her mom was a LaMancha and dad was a Nigerian Dwarf.

And no, they are not missing their ears. LaManchas have tiny little nubs of ears. I know it's not as cute, but they make up for it in personality and milk production.

I also picked up 50 more chubs and got them situated right before the sky opened up. Fortunately they stayed dry in their makeshift tractor-brooder. I really just did not want them in the food storage area of the chicken coop again.

I'm off to see how everyone fared last night.

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