The BIG day has finally arrived

It was the big day to pick up some of the goats.  We had put a deposit on them back in November and wondered if the day would ever come.  We have also had some bumps in the road as we figure this goat ownership journey out.  The mother goat we selected had triplets and we had wanted 3.  It was a perfect match.  However, as we neared the date the breeder informed me that she was retaining one of them.  We were pretty shook up by hearing this news.  We had already visited and named them all.  We decided to purchase a different goat through a acquaintance of the breeder.  When we set the details, the breeder had a goat the same age and could be delivered this weekend. 

Anyways, here are the first two-


Aspen and Charlie


Part of the reason I wanted to get the goats as soon as possible (the sain decision to fight rush hour, weekend lake traffic and summer road construction on a Friday night) is I knew it didn’t matter how prepared I thought I was for the goats it still wouldn’t be enough. 

That couldn’t be more true than with toddler goats.


Trying to keep them in their spot while still giving the chickens freedom has been the challenge and so far the goats are winning.


More stories to come…

Published by chickwithawhistle

I am a school administrator by day and a new hobby farmer by night. My family consists of my husband, a farmer boy at heart, and myself, a city girl learning the ropes, along with our two children. We are excited to embark on this new adventure.

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