Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Number 3

This is Finley.

Since we just moved to Washington a short while ago, I knew that I wanted to name one of my goats in such a way that it referenced this big move for us. And how fitting was it that this little guy was born on the same day that the kids and I flew from Illinois to Washington. So, we named him after the small town where he was born.

The car ride for him was not nearly as long as it was for the other goat boys. And good thing, too. I think he was just about too big for the crate.

We had to remove the top of the crate so we could get him out. He wasnt budging otherwise.

He was very, very scared, so S carried him up to the barn.

This is what Niko and Kip thought of the new addition.

There was a little circling about.

And then this. By Niko.

Niko and Kip have not been very accepting of Finley yet.

When I went out there this morning Finley was all by himself.

While the other two boys were cuddled together under the hay feeder.

I hope they get this worked out soon.


polly's path said...

it takes a little while.
When we got our first two goats, who were twins, they were already a package. Bringing in #3 was a challenge and they butted her at first and didn't let her eat out of the same feeder, but on the second morning I found all three of them snuggled together, and later in the day chewing cud together under the same tree.
Then the three became a package and it was time for #4-they did the same thing to her. Whe she had her baby the first three goats almost trampled him, then he became a playbuddy. In March we bought our last goat, Pebbles, and she is still getting used to all of them, although she was immediately drawn to our small goats(#4 and her baby).
Just give them time. They will duke it all out.

Brenda said...

It's good that they are all about the same size. That should even out the struggle for position in the group.

All three are adorable!

Christine said...

They'll be best buddies in no time, I'm sure.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Welcome little Finley...though that shot of him in the carrier made me snicker. :-)
He's a cutie pie, isn't he? I felt so sad when I saw that pic of him asleep all alone on the floor. :-(
This reminds me of a holiday song I know...
"...They wouldn't let poor Finley... join in any goatey games..."
I've a feeling that club of two will loosen their membership requirements pretty quickly, though, once they see how cool he is. :-)

Farmer Jen said...

Finley is very cute! Great name.

Sarah said...

they are all adorable! So very happy for you! I'm sure you are in heaven and just beside yourself with joy and the fun of it all! Looking forward to lots of future goat stories!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Awwww. Finley is so cute. I love how he got his name. S looks totally at home toting goats about the farm :) I feel so bad for Finley sleeping all alone in a little ball :( But I'm sure Niko and Kip will warm up to him before too long and they'll all be the best of buddies. What good looking goat babies you have!

Hey! My WV is cesseme. I think it's a sign that Niko and Kip's heart will "open cesseme" to Finley :)

Diane said...

Awhhhhh..poor Finley..let G sleep out there with him to keep him company!!haha..they are all so cute..they can't possibly resist each other for long.

jillian said...

Yay for little goat boys! Finley and the other two are adorable! Congrats!! :)

Chai Chai said...

We went through the same thing when little Becca arrived, Addison and Chip just ignored her and it was heartbreaking. I now find them cuddled up together every morning so all is fine, so I expect you will have the same experience soon.

Why no female goats?

the inadvertent farmer said...

I hate it when that happens...poor baby! I'm sure they will warm up soon...either that or he can come in and sleep with one of the kids!

congrats on the new little additions to the farm, Kim