Wednesday, August 2

We have begun our herd of Boer goats! Though it may look like my little sis is only hearding 7 goats, there are actually 21 in this photo. How is this possible you may ask? Well, I will tell you (since I am too nice to keep people guessing). We have 7 females who are all expecting two kids sometime in October. So you can imagine we will be a little busy then (we should have lots of great photos). From the picture you may notice that some of the goats have horns and some do not. The ones without horns are able to reach through the fence and eat the grass on the other side (there really is something to the saying 'the grass is always greener on the other side'), while the ones with horns usually get their horns stuck when they try the same maneuver. The hope is that the goats with horns will not make the attempt when the grass is no longer be available after their hornless comrades have had their fill.

(One quick modification : my Dad said that the these boer goat probably have two or three babies each. The very rare goat that gives birth to only one kid will not be bred the following season.)


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Matthew said...

I really miss CC. I hope your mom has her baby soon I can come down for the baptism.

*pining away for the vita bella*

mystical_rose84 said...

I hope so too ... when do you start school again?

Vita bella is calling for you :)