Bringing the Goats Home
It has been a busy week on the homestead. Spring has sprung, finally! I think we were all beginning to feel a bit desperate, but despair no more, spring has arrived!!!! I brought my goats home from their winter vacation over at my sister’s homestead, this week. I have a very non-traditional way of transporting my goats, as we are a small homestead, we make do with what we have. This means I haul my goats in a 1991 mazda protege. The one with peeling paint, and no muffler, that much to my boys’s delight sounds like the best straight-piped harley you have ever heard. In the back seat, covered with a tarp, goats swaddled in lovely old sheets, it is quite a sight, I am sure when I stop for the red light in our little one-stop-light town. It is actually quite entertaining, and yes, you know your a red-neck when……
….I wish I had been able to get better pics, but once the car stops moving Betsy gets impatient. I was the only one home today to enjoy my goat adventures, so I had to work quickly, with my hands full. 🙂
Have you ever seen anything cuter than a baby goat in a homemade cloth diaper??!!!
Hank and Betsy.
Betsy is our nanny goat, she is a lamancha, and her baby is Hank, he is 1/2 nubian, and 1/2 lamancha.
Isn’t she purdy?
I love my mama goat!
I think you either love lamanchas or hate them, because of their no-ears! I think they look like regal ladies, with their hair done up high, no ears looks like their hair is pulled back!!! Lol
Little Hanky Panky 🙂
I have had people ask me why I would choose lamanchas with their strange looks, but once they taste the milk they understand exactly why I would choose them.
Their milk is one of the highest butterfat contents of all goat breeds.
It is super rich, creamy, and wonderful.
Gotta love fresh milk!
The Barn Hop