Please let me introduce my new babies. My very first critters on the farm.
Do you happen to recognize those sweet little goat babies? You may know them as Boy and Zipper. You see, I got these 2 little boys from a blogger friend. Her name is goatgirl.
Do you read Life beyond the sidewalks? Well, you should. She raises a great family of beautiful goats (as well as some pigs, chickens, rabbits, ducks, cats, and a llama) and I was so incredibly lucky to be able to get my first 2 goats from her.
It all began with a trip.
It was kind of a long trip.
What? It WAS for goats after all.
And once we left the desert of the Tri Cities behind, it did this for the entire trip.
A few days before we left, G had requested that while we were on our trip that he would like to try some crab legs.
Who am I to turn that request down?
He also had an octopus.
Peppered octopus to be exact.
He really enjoyed it. So much so that he had 3 of them in total. I just sat there in awe. And refrained from saying how unappealing this entree was to me.
When we made it to goatgirls farm it was so sweet to see the mama goats with their babies by their side. ( and a pig, too!)
And goatgirl is so very friendly and the perfect hostess.
S made friends with the llama, Koo.
J was very attractive to Cora Belle.
K was a big hit when the rustle of plastic was heard. This means carrots, of course. Altho, not all of her goats fancied the carrots, but the ones that did were right there when they appeared.
And G, well, he had a great time exploring in addition to meeting all the animals.
When it was time to go home, goatgirl gave us some hay to bring along. To help the goat babies transition to the hay they would be eating at my place. She also sent us a bucket of grain...which G was in charge of initially. BUT, when the mama goats got wind of that bucket being carried around that close to ground level...well, they thought that was great news. Needless to say, I traded G the hay bag for the grain bucket.
We all said our goodbyes and thanked goatgirl for a wonderful time and for the very sweet goat babies. And I told her how bittersweet it was for me. Very, very sweet to take the babies home finally, but bitter to think that they would be separated from their mamas and siblings.
The babies are all loaded up and ready to go.
It was a long drive back home and we stopped a couple times to check on the goats. They were fine, of course.
When we got home we took their crate right into the goat house.
And after I poured them some fresh water and put some hay into the feeder we let them out into their new home.
As you can see.....they handled the trip just fine. They ate some hay and drank some water and well, now I have 2 goats in my barn. In. My. Barn.
With goat number 3 to arrive soon.
And I am SO very happy.
Thank you goatgirl for the absolutely wonderful time. And for the amazing opportunity to be able to raise these 2 gorgeous goat babies.