This year we gave Grumpy was he has wanted since before we got our Alpacas...goats!
So here we are almost five years later with the farm animal he wanted most of all...the goats. I have to admit, they are darn cute. Yeah, that aren't going to produce fiber for me to spin but they are producing milk for me to drink. Seriously, these goats we have are the cutest most friendly goats.
We have three Nigerian Dwarf Goats. We had to change our pastures and barn around a bit to accommodate them. I can tell our male Alpacas aren't happy. I think in the end our barn set up will be a lot better though.
We only have one female milking right now, her name is Willow. Don't you just love her pattern. When we visited the farm we purchased these girls from, Grumpy fell in love with the tri-color whereas I focused on the black and white females. (Geez, looking at my Alpaca herd you can't imagine why I would focus on those colors, eh?)
Loki, short for Melaleuca ( I renamed her after the awesome villain of Thor because it's way easier to say and Loki is super awesome!) is over-conditioned (fat) right now so she needs to lose some weight. She weighs 71 lbs compared to Willow who weighs 57 lbs. She had complication with pregnancy so she will be a delightful companion to our girls. I love her black and white coloring.
All three of the girls are 1-3 years old. They are all very friendly and our kids have already fallen in love with them. They create a lot of noise which changes up the quiet hum that the Alpacas create. Life here on the farm is changing. Goats and Geese being added this year. Sister Bear thinks we should rename the farm and not call it the Wonder Why Alpaca Farm. I laughed and said that we are just finding more Wonder in the farm life and I'm sure we'll keep people guessing and Wondering Why.
Happy Father's Day, dear Grumpy. I love you and hope that you enjoying these beautiful new additions to our farm. You finally got your goats!