Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, it was inevitable......

Okay, I realize that anyone who has known me for a really long time is probably thinking I have gone completely crazy. Where did the Mall Rat Teresa go? Long fingernails and makeup??? Cute sporty little car (sigh). Honestly most of those went to the wayside after having kids (and maturing some too). I was on the phone with my Mom last night trying to remember if/what I used to say about when I moved to the country. Was I just going to get chickens? Was it going to be chickens and goats? Can't remember.
On Wednesday I answered an ad on Craigslist for baby Nigerian Dwarf does (that's girls to you city slickers - LOL!). They were available to reserve as they won't be weaned and ready to leave their Mama until the end of April. EUREKA! We can be ready for goats by the end of April, right?! Well, we'd better be because 2 of these babies are coming home with us!
The little white one on the left is ours.

The buff one on the top of the wooden thing (I'm sure there is a techincal country term for it, but I don't know what...) is also ours. Some other people came to look at the babies while we were there, which put me right into decision mode......
Here are 2 of my brood of 3. Maren is on the outside of the fence because as soon as we walked into the pen the babies all stood up on us. The one in front of Teagan liked hair and chewed holes in my new Banana Republic shirt..... Hey, I can't *look* like a country girl. I knew full well that going to look at goat kids (that's baby goats for you city peeps) wearing ballet flats and my new shirt were potentially dangerous. I don't get out as much as I used to......

Ummm... look at that face on the one looking at the camera!!! I wanted her too, but she was already spoken for. I'm going to call the guy who has them today to see if/who the people after us took. I would hate for there to be just 1 left or something.....

4 comments:

Callie said...

Great photos! The kids are so cute. Both kinds! LOL You will love the goats. They are just like having dogs. Only our goats were bigger. And the goats are better climbers and they want to eat or nibble on everything.

Have you seen the Hen and Goat Cam and blog?

http://www.hencam.com/index.php

Look on her sidebar for the Goat Cam and Hen Blog. She write about the goats in the Hen Blog.

LesleMora said...

So the goats are for milk and to mow the lawn and the chickens are for eggs and to eat the squiters?

Awesomeness!

Cheri Pryor said...

I'm loving the goats. Seriously, how CUTE are they?? You're kids (the human ones) are going to have an absolute ball with those adorable little creatures!

And since you are getting in to the goat thing now.....

http://www.nannygoatsinpanties.com/

The site is completely hilarious and I think you need to be sending her any future cute goat pics!

Audley said...

Awesome goats! Thanks for responding to the "Post your Blog" on BYC/BYH.