No, we haven't started to breed goats. Here are the girls taking up much less space in the barn since shearing. Rich is behind the stairs out of reach of the camera, and he is scooping out grain. So I captured their frenzy w/the camera.
Sunday afternoon we drove over to cousin Gwen's to help her with shots and worming. We covet her cool barn and beautiful split rail fencing. In addition to the 4 shetlands she adopted from us, she has goats, Guinea hens, a potbelly pig and chickens. Quite the little operation she's got going.
Here is our oldest, Andrew, enjoying a happy reunion with Marigold, one of our starter ewes. Gwen adopted Marigold last year along with Marigolds' two lambs, Lizzie and Leslie. Marigold was with us for 5 years, and it was hard to let her go, but its a comfort to have her close and we visit her often. She was the most friendly and also the dominant ewe in our flock before she left.
Andrew again with Marigold's black ewe lamb. We bred Marigold with Cihat last year and she produced these two stellar lambs. They both have fantastic back lines, straight legs, nice long bodies and really pretty facial bone structure.