Two…..two are a pair……a couple……a set of twins……a pair of socks…..the usual number of hands, feet, legs, arms, eyes, ears……and mouths. Let that sink in for a moment………..mouths????
GREAT BIG NEWS!!!! The farm is growing by two mouths!!
Two young Spanish Goat kids will be coming home on Monday, April 6th. They are both males….wethers…which means they will be castrated by the time they join the farm. One of the boys has been bottle fed, the other, nursed. One is black, and one is brown….both are extremely cute!!
The herd that our kids were bred into are not pastured…they roam around and eat down the brush on 252 acres….then come home every night to the barn. Spanish Goats are bred for this type of life….our forested terrain is perfect for them.
Sturdiness is synonymous with the Spanish Goat, and it is not unusual to have a buck reach 120 – 150 pounds. Although they may be large, they have a milder temperament, and doe’s generally do not need assistance when kidding…..good information for the future, ’cause right now, our two castrated males won’t even be thinking along the lines of being daddy….
Not a great picture….this guy was much cuter in person. Tony reminded me that we’re not looking for cute….these are meat goats that will clear the brush. They will have a job, whether it be to fill a freezer, or save us time on the tractor. Have you ever eaten goat meat (Chevron?) I have not. The farmer we are purchasing the kids from, said that it tastes suttle, like pork, unlike lamb that has a stronger flavor. We’ll see what happens.
There is a lot to do to get ready for these little brush hogs…..stay tuned!!!
Thank you for sharing in the next step of growth on the farm!! The next few weeks should be very exciting!!
Your friend from Oregon,