On March 23 we had our first triplets on the farm. Thirteen Boer-Fainting goat kids were born within the next two weeks. We sadly lost two; both from triplet sets, one of those having been born with bowed legs. Now we have eleven frolicking kids roaming the pasture.
Our Maremma Akbash dog has been an excellent midwife and nursery attendent. With our first arrivals, he jumped back and forth with excitement to tell us the news. Each time new babies have been born, he is right there to keep watch and nudge the kids toward their mom when they are lost. He has stayed close to the napping kids while the moms are on the other side of the large pasture and kept watch for golden eagles prowling the skies.
What excitement we have had this year with our new arrivals. We have a few restaurants that have asked us about our goats so far and have a few friends from African and South East Asian countries that will be happy to have chevon (sometimes called mutton) for their next holiday meal. Finally we have hopes of keeping our customers satisfied.
One last note to say that you are missing out if you can’t come see this youngsters this summer. They are a beautiful creation.