BIG news….they’re finally here!

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.  They’re finally here!  We finally have our goats!

They make for a very busy day these days, so I won’t go into details right now…just wanted to make the announcement and give you the stats.  After they’ve gotten used to their new home and feel more comfortable, I won’t have to spend quite so much time with them.  For now, though, they are demanding a lot of attention.  I had no idea they were such emotional creatures.

So, here they are:

This is Sugar (they came with their own names).  She is a Nubian and is about a month pregnant (yes, this means we’ll have Christmas or New Year babies).   It has taken a little time, but she has finally warmed up to us.  She is very sweet and playful…full of personality.  She’s definitely the alpha goat.

Sugar

Here she is in her favorite spot.

And here’s Twinkle.  She is a Nubian, too, and is also pregnant.  Both of these girls normally have twins, so we may have a whole herd by the first of the year…LOL.  Twinkle is very docile and sweet.  She has seemed a bit depressed since the move, but she is starting to come around.  She loves to be petted, and she loves the attention she gets from the kids.

Twinkle

Jadon with Twinkle

I’m sure I will have many, many goat adventures to share in the future, but right now we are spending our time petting them, loving on them, and helping them to feel more at home in their new environment.  We can’t seem to get much else done around here because we want to spend so much time petting and watching them…much more entertaining than TV.  We’re all just smitten.

Linking this one up on the Barn Hop today…visit other homesteads, and see what’s going on!

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10 comments

  1. Mommyof2Girlz/StephD · October 3, 2011

    Great pictures and they are so cute! We are thinking of adding some chickens and a goat (or two) to our home. I will be interested to follow your posts about them. Stopping by from the Barn Hop, lovely to meet you!

    • Amy · October 4, 2011

      Well, I will tell you they are definitely keeping us entertained. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. butterbeliever · October 3, 2011

    Oh, Nubians! Sooo cute. Congrats on your new little herd! I am dying to get some goats. We have sheep right now but… they kinda don’t want anything to do with us and I want some critters that will let us pet and snuggle them! And give us more milk. Haha.

    • Amy · October 4, 2011

      We are really enjoying them and definitely looking forward to getting milk in a few months! Hope you can get some soon! Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

  3. Connie · October 3, 2011

    Congratulations….love the one with the goat on the picnic table…I think you are going to have wild stories to tell with these goats LOL.

    • Amy · October 4, 2011

      We are having the best time with them…so much fun…thanks for stopping by, Connie!

  4. Michelle · October 3, 2011

    Goats are so fun, aren’t they?! I grew up raising goats, but can’t have them at our house right now. Someday, though. . . we’ll have enough property to have goats again!

    • Amy · October 4, 2011

      We just thought the chickens were fun…these goats are great! Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

  5. kathy · October 4, 2011

    How lucky you are! Someday I hope to have goats too so I’ve been watching all your goat bloggers so I will know what to do. They seem like so much fun.

    • Amy · October 6, 2011

      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for quite some time…reading all I can from goat bloggers. I think I’m following nearly every dairy goat blogger out there…and yes, they are SO much fun!

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