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.
And oh, so cute.
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.
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).
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? 🙂