|Expanding my little herd|
At the top of my list of things to share, here is something that's been in the works for a couple of months now and I am pleased to announce is finally a reality - the expansion of my Kinder herd with three new doelings. May I introduce
|Saluki. She's 4 months old and loves being petted.|
|Illini. 6 months old and also very friendly.|
|Prairie Violet is 3 months old and the shyest. She|
has given my hand a few sniffs but that's about it.
They are from Kinder Korner Farm and their names are hints as to where that is located. Can you guess?
Saluki and Illini are very friendly, but Violet is shy and concerned about being here. She and Illini have had some pretty good hollering sessions for their moms, while Saluki was a bottle baby.
What do my other girls think?
|Jessie and Violet|
|This is typical goat behavior|
The kids pretty much take it all in stride, with plenty of sparring over the log and stone steps.
|Stella, Saluki, and Jessie|
The adult does have taken it pretty well too,
|Daphne, Stella (head down), Violet, and Saluki|
although there have been several "mind your elders" butts.
|My little girls from front left: Illini, Violet, Jessie, Stella, & Saluki|
I'm trying on some nicknames for Illini and Saluki - Linney and Luki - what do you think?
Of my homeborn kids, Stella's twin sister Velma went to Illinois and one of the quad bucklngs (Buzz) has been sold. I still have two bucklings left which I will either sell if someone wants them or will be for chevon.
Breeding season is right around the corner so it's time to start thinking about that, for the adults at least. Kinders are aseasonal breeders so it's possible to have kids almost any time of year. For now, the doelings need to grow and mature a bit. Then I can look forward to quite a selection of kids. :)