there's a new KID in town
by, 06-07-2008 at 04:32 PM (1230 Views)
My husband and I took our nine year to get a goat, a dog, and some chickens. We will have to bring home the chickens tomorrow because they are free range. When they are kept penned up you just reach in and get one, but when they are free to roam you have to get them when they go to bed or before you let them out in the morning. Weíll be picking up five tomorrow after church and she is throwing in some young chicks for free!
We are now the proud owners of a female boar goat. A boar goat is not good for milk; they are a meat breed. I have a neighbor with milk goats and if we bread her with one of those goats the offspring will be good for both meat and milk. Iím sure it will be a long time before we have several, but Iím still looking for goats. I have a section of the yard Iíd like to put a large goat pen. That may happen sooner rather than later- I donít know. The goat is named Pumpkin and is very contrary! The human kids are delighted.
The little Great Pyrenees pup is so cute. She offered to let me take two, but I donít think I can handle two. He loves the children and is familiar with goats, chickens, and cats. She said I shouldnít have any trouble with him bothering the other animals. Heís white and handsome! Heís getting a bath as soon as I post this.