Another frosty morning. I walked up to the barn and noticed that everything that we planted was ghostly pale with frost.
Steve, Ginnie, and Nathan left very early this morning in order to catch a plane from
Today we divided the day between tending the baby goats and weeding in the garden. The goats were pretty good today. Most ate eagerly. A few are bloated and have upset tummies. They got a bit of special treatment and got warm goat milk as opposed to warm
I got to name a few goats. My favorite is a little alpine that I've named YoYo. Then there's Maeve, a dark-faced alpine.
Every couple of days, people show up hoping to buy a baby goat or two. Lee is happy to sell her excess goats. Nubians seem to be the most popular. They are the cutest, but they are also the most noisy. They like to make a fuss, whining and bleating. Kinda like Siamese cats. They produce very rich goat milk. Good for cheesemaking. The people who come by are looking to expand their own milk herd, they're looking for a pet, or they want one for supper. Lee is quick to sell the bucks. Does will be sold if their mothers are weak milkers or if there is an excess of certain genetics. Tonight a Hispanic family stopped by and wanted to buy a Nubian buck for a pet. Their son had visited GLD during a class field trip and fell in love with the baby goats. There was a week-old buck ready to go home with them if they were willing to bottle feed it. No problem. They have a nanny goat to provide milk. I hope the boy loves his new friend.
I am sore again. Weeding took a lot out of me. I also have a rash on my forearms. There must be something I'm allergic to in the garden. I hate having such sensitive skin.