We went yesterday and picked up my new little Alpine doe, Daphne. She is just about the sweetest little goat I have ever seen and I love her to pieces already!!
She bonded with me before we even left the farm where we bought her. I'm sure she will become more independent as she gets used to being here but, for now, I'm enjoying having a "Velcro" goat whenever I go down to the pasture! :)
I put BW in with her in the smaller pen yesterday and last night so that she would have some company. I must say, I'm surprised how small she is compared to BW. She is two months old and BW is just over three weeks old and he is almost as tall as her! Maybe I have freakishly large Alpine goats or something. The lady we got her from has quite a few well-papered Alpines but none of them are as large as mine. My older doe, Nike, is a registered Alpine too and her daughter, Madeline, is purebred but not registered. I would estimate my does outweigh hers by at least 30 pounds and stand a good 6 inches taller! I wish I had taken my camera, the buck was really nice and he was HUGE!!
Of course, Daphne enjoyed climbing on the stairs. All the goats LOVE playing on them, even the older does!
Just look at that face, what a sweetie! Now, I just have to wait for two years to see if she is going to be a good milker! I have high hopes, she is already 200% friendlier than Abigail was at the same age. I am thankful today for my hubby indulging my love of goats and for my sweet baby Daphne! :)
Linking up with Nancy and Lisa for Rural Thursday.