Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kids for the Kids

After our nasty bout with poison ivy last year, Byron started asking around about getting a goat.  Our friend, Don, has a friend, Fred, who raises goats, and Byron had spoken to him a couple times about getting one goat as a living weed whacker.  We knew it would probably be a male, and that was fine.  However, on Monday Fred called Byron and told him he had a family of goats that needed a good home.  Not only did he want to give us the goats, this family of four included three females!

These Nigerian Dwarf goats are great with (human) kids, and thus far my own two have spent hours hugging and feeding their new companions.  Fred also has an unrelated male he's willing to give us for breeding, which means I maybe need to start researching milking goats! 

Any advice out there on raising and/or milking goats?  We have a bit of a learning curve to overcome, but are enjoying them in the meantime.

At Fred's place, meeting the goats.

Cinnamon, the "Mommy" goat.

Sugar, her one-year-old daughter.

Merry, a twin born right after Christmas.

John, her twin brother.


  1. Awww...Your children look very happy and content with their new playmates! I know nothing about kids (the goat kind) except that yours are so cute ;0)

  2. I just want to lay a kiss right on Sugar. What a nice gift and impending experience for your own kids.