Friday, April 8, 2016


I'm sure everyone who has goat kids thinks theirs is the cutest ever. And so do I. Really, these kids are so cute! And they are all so friendly. They jump all over me when I'm out there. They are all so healthy and growing like weeds.

I took Astrid and Isla last Friday to get their horns burned off. I had a little scare with Astrid that night, but she's doing great now.  I am hoping Olga's kids won't have horns. I still don't feel anything on the buck. And bucks usually come out with little horn buds. They are 2 1/2 weeks old now.

Last week I started cutting privet and honeysuckle for the goats after I milk. A few days ago, they were all standing at the fence, looking at me. I forgot to get their morning brush! So I got them a big pile. The kids had their own little branch. They're starting to eat stuff now.

I put it over here on this brush pile so it's not on the ground. If anything touches the ground, they will not touch it! These goats are so picky.

I had to keep them all in this week because they sprayed the hay fields. We had some rain so I let them go out yesterday for awhile. They've pretty much stayed in the "jungle", eating all the brush over there.

Happy Friday y'all! I hope you all have a great weekend! It's going to be COLD here. We have had a fire going most of the week. Supposed to freeze tomorrow night.


An At Home Daughter said...

Cute kids! Ya it looks like your two kids are polled. They get those furry bumps. When they are young a lot of the time you can wiggle the skin on the top of the bump and thats proof they are polled and its not horns.

We have had like 30 kids born so far. I'm tired ; ) I need to get a post put together soon, its been a long time.

I would be careful feeding privet. I just read in our natural sheep book that is poisons the milk.


Kris said...

What? I have never heard that. And we're drinking the milk. I have always given the goats privet. Plus they go out on the other side of the fence and eat all that over there. I'll have to check this too. Thanks.

I have noticed your blog has not had a new post in a few months. But 30 kids is a lot and I'm sure you have been very busy!

Thanks for stopping by here.