Selling Baby Goats

It’s been so long, friends. The spring and summer chores have abounded and sucked up all my free time. But I’m back.

And now comes one of the hardest parts of keeping goats. Selling them. Ugh. I’ve been procrastinating doing this even more than last year.  But it’s time for the little ones to move on to their new homes.

We’ve so been enjoying this batch of kids too. They’re are even sweeter than last year’s, which doesn’t even seem possible.

This is little Chai.

 And oh, so cute.

And her brother, Charlie. He's such a sweetie.

Part of my hesitation may be from trying to decide if we’ll keep one. I’ve gone back and forth all spring. But then in the last few weeks Little Miss Chai has been tugging at my heart. She looks so much like her momma, of whom I love, and she seems drawn to me. She meets me at the barn gate while I’m milking the adult goats and waits patiently for her tiny handful of grain.  I’ve not officially decided to keep her, but let’s just say she’s not going on craigslist just yet.

Say hello to Carter. Boy does he love to have his neck rubbed.

And then there is this guy! Isn’t he gorgeous? I love his markings. He is the most gentle goat. As soon as you rub his neck or face, he freezes (does NOT move an inch).  If I had more property and more money to feed them, I would keep them all.

Well, except maybe for Miss Noisy the Beautiful (Cinnamon).

Cinnamon is the talker of the family. It's so cute; she talks with her mouth full.

But even Miss Noisy is so friendly and nice; she just has more to say than the others. I love her coloring.

So, you see, this is why I procrastinate. Oh, and some of the stinky people on craigslist that flag my posts and say mean and nasty things might have something to do with it.

But even so, I must forge ahead, do the deed, and pray that I find them all the wonderful homes they deserve.

Know any fabulous people looking to buy a goat? 🙂

They've been well protected by Stella our guard llama.

About kathleen

I'm a stay at home chicken momma with 2 boys and a very understanding husband. In December of '09, we moved to our dream farm. I'm excited to try to become more self-sufficient. So far I have 1 rooster, 9 chickens, 2 goats (some babies on their way this spring), 1 llama, a dog, and a cat. Come along and join us, as we city-slickers figure out how to make our own homestead. You're sure to be entertained.
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5 Responses to Selling Baby Goats

  1. Nicole Timm says:

    Oh Kathleen they have gotten so big! You such a loving Goat Momma…you and your family take such good care of those goats and it shows. They are so sweet and adorable, I can see how hard it would be to let them go.

  2. kathleen says:

    Thanks, Nicole! You’re so sweet. Seems like ages ago you and Jackson came to visit. I bet they look a lot bigger. 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    Whew! Finally Kath blogs again….I’ve missed reading your thoughts! I can’t believe how quickly the goats grow! They really are beautiful. Who leaves nasty messages???? How dare they!!!

  4. Mama Baer says:

    I hope you still have one left by next Friday — I haven’t been out to meet any of the babies yet and missed out on that last year . . . my bad.

  5. Joan Porter says:

    I can’t believe people say mean and nasty things about your babies. Who are these people? What are their names? They’re obviously a bunch of nut ball idiots. I think Miss Stella, the guard llama needs to speak to them.

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