The goat kids are 7 weeks old now!! Can you believe it? Time sure does fly.
I decided this weekend it was finally time for them to go out and join the big kids. I'd kept them in the barn since I was afraid they'd hurt themselves or be bullied, but they're big and fast enough now to hold their own.
It didn't take them long to start grazing!
I did let them out for a few hours at a time so they'd get used to grazing so it wouldn't upset their stomachs. Sudden feed changes are usually never a good thing.
June really enjoys playing with them! They love her too. They don't know she's Mom, but they like to play with her and jump on her.
I'm undecided on something. My original plan was to keep one goat (the one in the foreground below) and sell one. Then I decided I didn't really need two goats. June provides plenty of milk for us right now. More than enough, actually. So I decided to place an ad for both girls. I found a buyer for the one on the blocks below (which is great because I was going to sell her anyway). Now I'm wondering if I should keep the second girl. At least for a while. I'd love to see how she matures, and I don't have to worry about milking her for 2 years. Decisions, decisions.
See the ram lamb in the picture below? He's really growing fast too. And he's super friendly.
The poor girls have been hot lately! We've had a heat wave and it's been in the upper 80s/lower 90s the past few days.
I sent my clipper blades away to be sharpened today. As soon as I get them back I'll shear Darla. She doesn't have a lot of wool (maybe 1.5"), but I'm sure it'll help.