The new animals at the Rockin' S-Squared Farm are...
Registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
two sweet 10 day old does
and two yearling does that will be ready to breed in a few months
We traveled 5 hours round trip today to pick up these little beauties. They came from Dill's Little Goat Farm where they have excellent dairy lines. As we loaded them up, I felt blessed to start out with such great goats. These are some of the animals that I have always wanted to have for drinking milk and making cheese or soap. I know ~ you may be scrunching up your nose at the thought of drinking goat's milk as if I just asked you to eat brussel sprouts or something! But really, Nigerian Dwarf milk is some of the creamiest and sweetest milk I have ever tasted. My hubby says it tastes like melted snow ice cream. I don't know about that but I know it's great. And I know there is a demand for it with all the lactose intolerant people around.
So, off we go on our dairy goat journey. Our first stop was my brother's house on the way home so my darling niece, Addison, could feed a baby goat it's bottle. It was a priceless moment! Two little beauties sitting on the tailgate of the truck.
Finally at home, the boys got to meet the goat girls. The older ones walked nicely on the leash around the yard while the little ones bounded on the grass for the first time. They had never been out of the barn (because of the bad weather lately) so it was an adventure.
So, I introduce to you, Mocha and Latte.
Aren't they pretty? I can't wait for these girls to have babies.
Our boys were enamored.
The silver spots on their little heads are from the disbudding (removing the future horns). They will heal soon.
There has been lots of cuddling going on tonight.
And bottle feeding too. We'll be doing lots of that for a while!
So the winner of our guessing game is Patrice at Everyday Ruralty! She was the very first one to comment and she guessed goat girl for milking. Just multiply that by 4. Good job, Patrice! Thanks everyone for playing, it was fun. We'll have to do it again soon!