Please excuse our mess! You might notice that the legs of the goats in some photos look black. This is a sticky tar from Curlycup Gumweed in the fields that sometimes is stuck in their hair, but it does wear off. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Mango Pango’
These pretty girls are from Jack’s first crop of kids. I can’t WAIT to see what they will bring next year. They will be two years old when they have their first kids. It is my hope that this additional time will be a benefit to their maternity, both physically and mentally. I doubt they’ll ever stop being playful, they are goats after all!
Hyacinth, Camo, Bay Laurel, Sparrow and my Darling Mango Pango:
As the days grow shorter and we head into another Winter, it is like looking at a new herd of goats with the little ones grown into healthy weanlings, and youngsters maturing into adults. The wonderful crop of nutritious mesquite beans put a nice finish on all of the stock in time for late summer rains to remind us what green grass looks like. (more…)
Meet the Sugarplums as they introduce themselves one by one. Annie, Holly, Moon and Heidi. Leah is still busy with her breakfast after being milked, but Mango and Star are always ready to ham it up for the camera. (more…)
I do believe that Spring has sprung. We have had a couple of nice rain showers, and the trees have put their leaves on. We’ve got a bit of grass starting as well, so I hope we get more rain before it dries up!
Little Mango finally beat her pinkeye, and has been spending her days outside with the dairy goats. She and Star get along very well, and enjoy playing together. Mango is a busy little helper, and even helped JW and I plant our vegetable garden by prancing down each row leaving tiny hoofprints. She trots along behind me when I go out to check the little ones in the main herd as well. And, as a testament to Leah’s good milk, she is every bit as big as both of her brothers. She’s a real beauty, with the dark Nubian lines running along her head over her eyes, and she also has spots on her ears and the back of her head. She’s got nice long dairy legs and a fine-ish head. If all of Jack’s daughters look like this, I’ll be on cloud nine! Good thing it’s a girl or I’d have a hard time getting rid of her. This one I get to keep! (more…)