These goats are at the most adorable stage now. They are about 3 weeks old. We have seven kids; 4 boys and 3 girls. We spend so much time in the goat pasture, enjoying these silly little ones. The birthing process for all of them was intense, but so special. We had 6 babies born (3 nannies birth) in less than 24 hours! All the mamas did so great, with only one maiden doe having some serious difficulties. But after doing some fast research, Zeoc and I were able to make a decision and do what we had to do to help the mama. In the end, all worked out beautifully, and everyone is healthy and thriving!
Now we are just enjoying the babies, playing with them daily and observing their interactions with each other. We will only be keeping one of them, the oldest boy. We castrated him, and will hopefully make him into a wonderful pet and companion for the other goats. I may even attempt to train him to pull a cart!
I know the boys will be sad to say goodbye to these sweeties when it’s time for them to go to their new home, but we are making the most of the time we have with them, and I keep reminding them these babies are going to grow into big goats…We don’t have enough food to feed that many! And maybe in the next year and a half or so, we will have pregnant goats again.
Micah and Manny named each goat. The names are adorable, and each one fits it’s name perfectly. The boys are named Bingo, Owen, James and Arthur. The girls are Stripe, Tulip, and Rose. We are excited about all the milk that we will have in a month or so. Until then we are waiting patiently, while the babies get their fill!