The skittles have arrived.
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.
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.
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.