By 10.30am this morning we were finding out just how stinky a buck is, how painfully cute baby goats are and how friendly our new mom goats are. Tim, the buck, was in a crate in the back of the truck, the girls - two does - were in the back. The babies were in a small crate in the back seat - however spent most of the trip in my lap.
When they cry it sounds like a squeaky toy. Soooooo cute.
We pulled into the driveway with about an hour of sunlight left so we quickly drove the truck into the back pasture and released the does and doelings - and then put Tim in a special fenced in area for men goats only. The pigs were definitely interested in the new goats - not in an aggressive manner - but just curious of the new critters. The chickens don't care. The dogs are VERY eager to meet the goats - so we'll need to spend special time introducing the goats to the dogs - especially the baby goats.
After a few hours, I ran out to check on everyone - all of the "old folks" at Grabishfarm were in their usual spots - and the new goats seem to prefer the safety of, well, the only corner of the yard they know... the babies were in their crate (I moved it outside for them in case they got cold or wanted a familiar thing that they've peed on...) the does in the area and Tim, in his buck yard.
On the kitchen counter there's a big bag of powdered milk for kid supplements - one of the babies is a bottle baby - removed from her mother - so she'll need to be fed several times a day w/a bottle. We'll need to watch to make sure that none of the goats get sick from the sudden change in diet...
other than that, pretty normal weekend for us.