Kids on the farm…goat kids, that is! The first week of April we welcomed triplet goat kids to the farm. Our Alpine dairy goat, Avanell, gave birth to the triplets. Two females and a male. I seemed to block out the possibility of three…the third literally fell into the hay before we midwives said, “hey, here’s another one!” All three are in good health and bonding well to momma.
The male has a pink nose!
We have some chickens that like to lay eggs in the goat shed, in the hay. The boys collect the eggs and call these “goat eggs”. This is funny…now we even have goats that lay on the eggs!
Here’s the good momma, tending to her babes.
This is April, one of last year’s twins. Yearlings? Ready for breeding this fall. She is a beautiful pure-bred Alpine milk goat and is available for sale.
This is Hazelnut, the goofball. This photo just makes me laugh every time.