Jessie finally kidded early Monday morning, giving us a solid ten baby goats, five does and five bucks. And on Thursday while celebrating one of my best friends’ birthdays, we set them almost all out on parade (we ran out of kids to hold them before we ran out of kids to be held):
(From left to right, Isaiah and Poppy, Simon and Hemp, Josiah and Marshmallow, Asher and Heliotrope, Gideon and Stachys, and Rachel and Licorice.)
Missing from the lineup are Calendula (seen here in a not-terribly flattering picture of me – Calendula is the top doe, Licorice is hanging out on the bottom)
And here are the other three – Goldenrod, who we’ll be keeping as a junior buck to eventually replace his father:
Basil, who really doesn’t have any significant inferiority to Goldenrod (but we can only keep one of them), and who I could sell as a buck if anyone is interested (his father is David Funk’s Ringbearer, and his mother Bast is our best first freshener, with an udder to die for, granddaughter of Mina the Milk Truck and tied to Funk’s lines through her Dad, Gil-Galad as well).
And finally Meadowsweet who arrived early, and is two weeks older than the other goats, and already out following the herd and exploring the world of pasture:
So that’s the baby goat roundup for this year – stay tuned for more unbearable cuteness of being come May. If you are looking for Nigerian Dwarf goats for sale, we have two wethers (or as I said, Basil could be sold as a buck – he’s awesome!), and there will be does come springtime!