Four young goats that is!
In early March, we bought these four baby goats that were just 7 days old. They are going to spend the summer happily browsing through the brambles and brush that we need to clear in a couple of overgrown fields. Goats like to eat that sort of thing. Even before they entered the barn, they had been named: Cinnamon Roll, Bubba, Fawn and Blackie.
Being so young, we had to teach each one how to drink from a bottle but they were quick learners. Twice a day, for 4 weeks, Abigail, Samuel, and Ethan have mixed formula and fed them. The warm spring weather has provided quite a bit of play time as well. Abigail has even trained them to race her:
What was impossible when we lived in town, in now such a simple decision on the farm. These animals have provided a great lesson in responsibility, have brought a few friends to visit at chore time, and are a fun addition to our days.
Happy Spring! From our family... and our new kids