Sunday, May 15, 2011

Meet Nettie and Denver!

We added goats to the farm this weekend.  Nettie is a Toggenburg/Nubian mix.  Her buckling Denver is mostly Nubian.  We brought them home in a large dog kennel in the back of the truck.
They were happy to get out on pasture as soon as they arrived.  They really didn't want to come around us much yesterday, but by this morning they were becoming more friendly.  This afternoon they are letting us pet them and are coming right to us.
 Denver is a sweet buckling.  He is very friendly and tries to jump up on us like a dog would.  His little tail wags a bit too when he is excited.  So cute.  He stays pretty close to Mama, but he is not quite a month old.  We are planning on weaning him pretty soon so we can milk Nettie for ourselves.  I'm excited to try making kefir, yogurt, cheese, and maybe even goatmilk soap.
 This is our make-shift shelter for them until we can make them something better.  We added plenty of fresh straw, and the tarp works to keep the rain and sun off of them.  It's not the prettiest, but it was free.  Mary Jane's Farm magazine has plans for a pallet barn that we are thinking about making.  We are also considering a three sided type shelter.  We'll have to see. 
Welcome to Bountiful Harvest Farm Nettie and Denver!


  1. Every once in a while Nettie sounds like Mr. Galeazzi. °Ü°

  2. You're too funny Jennifer! :)