Monday, August 24, 2020

Our Goat Plans and introducing Pippi

Silas and I have been talking and thinking about the plan for our little goat herd. just makes me laugh to type that.  If you've read my blog for any length of time, you will know that we have struggled making our goat farm work.  We've learned so much in the 4 years we first started with Jenna.  We've made sooooo many mistakes!  But, Silas and I think we may have a plan that will turn our little hobby into a profit.  Regardless if it does or not, I've had some fun with my boy on this little venture!

So, here's the plan and what been happening...  At first we thought we would keep all three doelings born this year. But, if we did that, we would not have any purebred babies next year.  So, we decided to keep Kanga, the kid that was just born.  She is a mini nubian and her spots are so adorable.  I'd love to have kids born with spots galore like hers.  We decided to sell the 5 remaining goats that were born and use that money to feed our goats, build a goat pen addition, and buy one more nigerian dwarf doe.  Why sell some just to buy one??  We want to try and breed pure bred nigerians, and since Mowgli (our buck) is a nigerian dwarf, then we are on the right track!

Silas and I found this sweet doe on Craigslist.  She is a purebred, blue eyed, nigerian dwarf.  We decided to name her Pippi!  Isn't she so cute!

She's still a little skiddish and not too crazy about being touched, but Silas has been working with her every day and she is getting more used to life on Storybook Farms.

In the next month or two it will be time to start the breeding process all over again so that springtime we will have some new babies!  So exciting around here!


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