Moxie's Babies

The skittles have arrived.

The kids settling in to their new home in the Baby Barn at Moxie Ridge.

The kids settling in to their new home in the Baby Barn at Moxie Ridge.

In order to grow the herd, we've brought in 16 babies from the illustrious Laini Fondiller at Lazy Lady Farm. These girls (and two boys) will provide the foundation lines for the Moxie Ridge herd for decades to come. These little nuggets are the future of the farm.

Lazy Lady Farm founder Laini Fondiller says goodbye to the kids before their trip to Moxie Ridge

Lazy Lady Farm founder Laini Fondiller says goodbye to the kids before their trip to Moxie Ridge

 

We have 13 Alpines and 3 Saanens. Of those, we've got 2 bucklings (males) - 1 Saanen and 1 Alpine. They are all about 2 weeks old, and so are "bottle babies," and we feed them a combination of fresh goat's milk (thanks Tinkerbell!) and a special milk replacer that helps them grow.

Me and the babies leaving Lazy Lady Farm in the Joy Jeep

Me and the babies leaving Lazy Lady Farm in the Joy Jeep

They've started nibbling on hay and they will start to drink water from their buckets. We'll be introducing some non-GMO solid feed soon for them to start nibbling. Kids grow up so fast, you guys!

So far, the main troublemaker is Milton, the Saanen buckling. Just look for the biggest white blur in any photo and you've found him. He eats enough for two and is trying to mount at 14 days old, so I'm sure we'll have our hands full. Fortunately, he's also a love bug.