Last weekend we got goats and our farm grew once again. We are so excited to introduce our new furry friends with you!
We got GOATS!
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The secret is out, Kurt and I added more fur babies to our farm. When we bought our house almost two years ago we new we wanted to add farm animals. We brought our flock of chickens with us when we moved in and Kurt began the process of installing a five acre fence to hold all our future animals (more on our fence and how he built it soon)! We thought a lot about which animals we wanted to start with and narrowed it down to sheep and goats. After more research, we decided we wanted to start with sheep (you can read more about out Babydoll Shouthdown Sheep HERE).
We absolutely adore our mini sheep. They are so friendly and love to eat grass, one of the key reasons we wanted sheep. However, we realized this summer that we have a major problem with burdock. That darn stuff sticks to our sheep and they do not like when I have to pull it off. I searched the web for organic solutions to this problem and can you guess what I found to be the answer to our problems?
I read posts from others who had the same problem with burdock getting in their sheep’s wool until they added goats to their farms. So the only logical solution was to jump on Craigslist and search for goats looking for new farms, right?!
Kurt has always been team goat, so he was thrilled with this solution. It must have been meant to be because within a weekend we acquired four goats with a fifth on the way. Meet our new furry friends below!
This is Savona, our black Pygmy goat with a single white spot on the very top of her head. She was very skittish when we got her. We actually had to lasso her because she would not let us get near her, a skill Kurt thought he would never need to acquire HaHa.
Baby, our solid black Pygmy goat, came from the same farm as Savona. Not only is she a baby, but she acts like one in the sweetest way. We are keeping Baby and Savona in the barn until they warm up to us more before releasing them in the pasture. They have come such a long way in just a few days so we are hopeful they will get to join their new farm buddies soon.
We found our other two goats from another farm. Julia, a Nigerian Dwarf goat, has traditional markings for her breed and the prettiest blue eyes. We actually called her ‘Blue Eyes’ before deciding on her name.
Last but definitely not least is Manchi (formerly Cinnamon), our Lamancha goat. Kurt makes fun of me because before going to see the goats I told him I wasn’t sure what ones I was interested in but I knew I did not want a lamancha. When I was looking up goat breeds I couldn’t get past the fact that they don’t have ears! Welp, once we got there little Manchi quickly became a magnet to me and I told Kurt I wasn’t leaving without her! She has the prettiest tan coat and the cutest little mini ears. She is our only goat that will be full size when she is full grown. She is very friendly and instantly attached to us. She also loves grain (a treat for goats and sheep) and eats wayy too fast so we have to help her pace herself.
Nala & Ari were so happy to meet their new babies. They love protecting all the furry friends at Flint Creek Farm.
In about a month we will have a baby Nigerian Dwarf boy goat join us. He is still too young to leave his mom right now but we look forward to bringing him home soon. I will be back to share all about him, his name, and an update on our other goats soon!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today to meet our new furry friends! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more daily updates on the farm, fixer upper life, and more!