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Our Goats

We have three goats does at this time, two Saanens named Bonnie and Lucky and one Alpine called Simone.  Bucky, our daddy goat, is very sweet and quiet.  Over the years, we have had up to 11 does and kids, and we have found that the perfect number of adult does is three. 

Simone, Queen of the Herd

 Simone, Lucky, and BonnieSimone is an absolutely beautiful Alpine with a black and white face and a glossy brown coat.  She is a real sweetheart who loves to be scratched on her cheeks and between her ears.   Simone greets us with happy bleating each day as we arrive to feed her, but  she is always be the last into the shed since she is herding the others.  She takes her role as the head of the herd very seriously, and we are grateful for her bravery and open heart.

Molly originally had a Saanen named Tiara.  Unfortunately, Tiara died when her two babies were only three months old.  Simone did not have a kid that year, so she adopted the twins and took care of them like they were her own.  Bonnie is one of those kids.

Perhaps the most amazing story about Simone was the night when Molly saw Simone prancing, stomping, and pacing back and forth in front of the barn.  Molly went to see what was wrong and discovered that one of the other goats was giving birth.  Afterwards, when Molly had time to reflect, she realized that Simone was protecting the vulnerable mother while she was giving birth.  Her instinctual behavior was a reminder of how we are all tied to the earth and one another.

The Aptly Named Lucky

Lucky is the newest  member of our herd.  She is only 18 months old and very spunky.   Our friend, Jen Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery, owns Lucky's mother.  When Lucky was being born, she was turned the wrong way.  This was unusual and very difficult because both the mother and the kid were in a life or death situation.  Jen was able to reach into the birth canal and turn Lucky around, and she safely popped out into the world.   Lucky was the perfect name for this lively, happy goat, who loves to nibble and suck your fingers.  She is always to first to greet us at feeding time.

Easily Bored Bonnie

Bonnie is our largest goat and she likes to bully all the other goats.  Despite her ill-tempered ways with the other goats, she is our gentlest goat with human beings.  She leans up against you and loves to be scratched.  She is an amazing to the children who come to visit and seems to be so patient – except except when there is food around – then  all bets are off!   Bonnie is our favorite milker because she produces loads of milk and is very easy to milk.  But she eats fast amd gets bored once the food runs out.  We have learned to milk fast and move our milking pail away from her restless feet!

Bucky the Buck

Our male goat is a sweet fellow named Bucky.  He is the smallest of the goats, but he gets the job done.  Male goats are responsible for people thinking that all goats smell bad, which is not the case. Females have no odor.  A male goat’s pungent aroma is attractive to female goats, but fortunately for us, Bucky is not that fragrant!

Our goats are raised on brushy pasture, with fresh hay, spring water, and minerals. By eating multiflora rose and bittersweet, which the  goats love, they are also controlling some invasive species in the pasture. We often rotate their pasture throughout the year so they always have fresh browse and keep the pasture in good health. They have access to a small barn in case of inclement weather, and the barn is where we milk them.

We will add new stories about our goats from time to time, so check back often.