My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk

My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk
These goats really work. I use the milk for cheese and soap, and other things. I milk by hand and expect lots of good tasting milk and nice manners on the stanchion.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow Day!

I took the camera out to the barn this morning because we got a good snow fall lastnight. The camera was used by my 10 year old son to make a Lego still shot movie, so the color is all off. It used to take orange-y pictures and now they are blue...sigh.

Lola with the pretty blue yes is thefirst one to brave the snow. My little 1st generation Nubian/Nigerian cross doelings have never seen the snow before. Lola, the braver of the two tentatively steps out and finds a good place to potty.

Lucy, only two and newly aquired, sees snow for the first time and is not at all happy. She despises change and was so upset she wouldn't eat her morning grain or stand nicely to be milked. She was brought from the west side of the mountains to this high desert and adjusted well until this!

Ethel, not yet 10 months, with Mr. Darcy, only 3 1/2 months and the little girls, Lola and Gina, one month old. Everybody is curious, but actually stepping in the stuff?? No way.

The little girls get brave and go for it. You notice Lola is already gone and Gina is not far behind, but still, she is behind!

They walk around in the shallow stuff just under the barn roof and against the wall and doors.

Never phased by weather, Lambchop sees me and figures there must be treats's worth the walk through snow.

She checks my "treat pocket". My carhart coat usually has treats in the right pocket. Sorry girl! I forgot this morning. Bad maaawwwmmy.

Ethel and Mr. Darcy watch the antics of the braver croud, but they aren't budging.

Lola and Gina decide that was enough fun for one day and get cold. Back to the stall!
I love Lola's blue eyes and the crazy ears on those girls. I know the future generations will have to get that bred out of them, but the 1st generation mini Nubians and just so darn cute! These girls are my first try, and 50%/50%. I adore the flashy colors and the personalities can't be beat. I love to be entertained by naughty goats and these two are naughty as well as affectionate. They are soft, cuddly and I look forward to adding them to the milking line.

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