Goatjournal Photos & Videos

40 minutes ago

Soak up the sun and enjoy all the hay and chaffhaye, goaties! Grazing season starts next week. 🙌🌾🌱🌿☘️ . Also Mary here on the right is one of my next goats to kid. Her kid from last year, Rose, is going to get a rude awakening when mom’s attention shifts. 😬 . A few weeks ago, I even saw a year old doeling try to sneak her head under her mom’s udder to nurse — since she has milk for this year’s kid. 😳 . . . . . . #goats #totesmygoats #totesmagoats #kid #cutekid #kiddingseason #goatjournal #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #goatlove #babygoats #cute #farm #babyanimals #farmlife #animals #cutegoat #goatstagram #goatlife #goatherd #goatslife #goatbaby #goatkids #iamcountryside #country_features #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #iamamodernfarmer #youngfarmers at Rio, Louisiana

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19 hours ago

And we continue to wait. I shouldn't be surprised that Germaine hasn't had her kids yet, she's just so slow when it comes to labor. She will have her kids soon. But that's all I can say. Soon could mean tonight or Sunday, I don't know! 🤷‍♀️ • This time of year I want to just quit all social activities to play in the mud puddles and wait for my goats to give birth but not sure if that would be the best of ideas... 😏 • Everything is melting right now which means huge puddles everywhere, but I am not going to complain, it's been so nice and warm! 😁 • • • • #gettoknowahomesteader @moderndaysoldways @atablefullinthewoods @the_hillside_homestead @gooseberrybridgefarm . #goat #ilovegoats #goatlover #babygoats #goatjournal @goatjournal #goatsofinstagram #farm #farmlife #farmher #womenwhofarm #homesteadersofamerica #gettoknowahomesteader #iamcountryside #goatinaraincoat

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1 day ago

I stabbed myself in the foot yesterday with a pitchfork. . . I‘d like to say it’s the first time it’s happened but who am I kidding? If like to say I’ve learned to be more careful, which I have in s sense, but in an effort to avoid hitting a pesky goat who likes to crawl under the gate to be with me, I missed, and went right through my boot and into my toes. I’ll be fine, at least I was dealing with dirt and not poop. . . Which leads me to today’s #herdhealththursday topic...kind of? . Hoof health! . . I think it’s safe to say we had more rain than ever before in 2018 and unfortunately, it’s carried over into 2019, and with this abundance of precipitation, we face major potential health issues in all of our animals, birds, swine, and ruminants. . . I touched base on parasites last week and I’ll continue to do so every now and then moving forward but in terms of hoof management, this year has been a year of firsts for me which is why I’m addressing this topic during @iamcountryside #countrysidethemeoftheweek “lessons learned”. . . We (the goats and I), have been fortunate to require fairly minimal hoof work due to our setup, grazing management, and breeding program. However, there are the select few that are notorious for requiring hoof maintenance due to their breed, genetics, and body structure. For the first time ever, I had to deal with hoof abscesses in two of our does. Both of which were from our 100% South African boer bloodlines. . . Luckily, the damage was minimal and with aggressive treatment and supervision things were able to be resolved. Things can get much much worse if not addressed and can lead to hoof rot, laminitis, and more. . . There is an abundance of information on the internet about all things hoof care, but I’ve highlighted the basics in my animal health stories. There’s a big announcement coming next Thursday that you DON’T want to miss so be sure to follow and share using #herdhealththursday and don’t forget to tag me for a chance to be featured in my stories!!

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1 day ago

Lulu with her first kids. She had a doeling and a buckling. Look at those colors 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though Kiko goats are known for their maternal instincts, Lulu (aka The Diva) at first had us a tad concerned with her mothering abilities but fortunately she’s handling these kids like a pro. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #goats #goat #goatlife #goatfarm #goatlove #goatloversanonymous #goatsofinstagram⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mustlovegoats #goatjournal #ilovemygoats #ilovegoats. #kikogoats #kikogoat #kikogoatsofinstagram #kikogoatsforsale #farm #farmer #farm365 #iamamodernfarmer #mississippifarm #mississippilife #iamcountry #onthefarm #lifeinthecountry #farmlife #familyfarm #homestead #farmliving #farmher #countrysideandfarmlife

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2 days ago

Baby countdown continues ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #goats #goat #goatlife #goatfarm #goatlove #goatloversanonymous #goatsofinstagram⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mustlovegoats #goatjournal #ilovemygoats #ilovegoats #kikogoats #kikogoat #kikogoatsofinstagram #goatfarmer #babygoats #farm #farmer #farm365 #iamamodernfarmer #mississippifarm #mississippilife #iamcountry #onthefarm #lifeinthecountry #farmlife #familyfarm #homestead #farmliving #farmher

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2 days ago

Happy first day of spring! Today was a gorgeous day and I couldn't resist the nice weather so I went for a little bike ride. • To say I got a little muddy and wet would be an understatement. 😆 • The sun has been shining all day which means lots of snow has been melting and this melting snow loves to hang out on the bike path. Oh well, I had lots of fun and sure enjoyed the nice weather! How did you celebrate the first day of spring? • • • • #gettoknowahomesteader @moderndaysoldways @atablefullinthewoods @the_hillside_homestead @gooseberrybridgefarm#spring #biking #puddles #sunshine #bike #ilovebiking #farmher #womenwhofarm #farmlife #homesteader #homesteadlife #smallfarmcharm #goatjournal #iamcountryside #goatinaraincoat

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2 days ago

Everyone is enjoying some apples! So here’s a follow up on my post from a few weeks ago about the trouble we have had with our babies. We started them on the medication for Coccidia a bit more than a week ago and it went great! They are done with the treatment and had no side effects from the meds! Their stool is firm and normal! They have been eating much more and have been running around more too! Sage, Petunia, and Sweet Pea all look great and seem much happier! 😊 I love these little tough guys! Their lice seems to have gone away completely! No more itching and no more bugs crawling all over them! I hope they stay happy and healthy for now on!! ❤️ #goatjournal

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2 days ago

Lovingly handmade goaties available for adoption. Perfect for those of you who can't keep a real live pooping goat! Each one is different and unique just like our Goatery Goaties. Now listed in our etsy shop so you can see all the different ones available. DM me or head to my etsy shop link in bio if you are interested! . #handmade #stuffedgoat #crochet #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #buyhandmade #goats #goofygoats #goatfamily #farmlife #homesteading #idaho #idahogram #idahome #idahodaily #idahomade #goatloversanonymous #goatjournal #gallopinggertie

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2 days ago

Hooray for spring! Bring on the warm ☀️ , longer days, working outside, new chicks 🐣, horseback riding 🐴 , working with the animals 🐮 🐐 , gathering more eggs 🥚, and getting the garden ready! 🥕 . . . boergoats #goat #babygoat #mamagoat #rockwoodfarmil #farmher #countrysideandfarmlife #farmersofillinois #thats4H #farmlifebestlife #mcl_rural #farmstead #kiddingseason #homestead #rurallife #trb_rural #meatgoats #goatjournal #spring #springequinox #countryside #midwest #country_features

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2 days ago

Me cha wieder a d Sonne liegge. Ond den Nino zeigt allne en Gäässegähner ;-) One can sit out at the sun again. Spring is here and Nino gives a yawn on the brisk cold wind... #goatlife #goatstyle #goatsofinstagram #chèvreforèvre #packgoats #geissebei #trekkinggeissen #goats #packgeissen #packziegen #nogoatsnoglory #goatjournal #barnlife #happyweekend #enschönesonntig #schweiz #ostschweiz #appenzellerland #blickheimat #inlovewithswitzerland #heimat #swissview #ausserrhoden #spring #frühling #früelig

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3 days ago

This weeks @iamcountryside theme of the week is #lessonslearned ..........boy let me tell you, you learn a lot of lessons with goats!! 1- if there is a way out they will find it 2-if it’s possible to get stuck, they will do it 3-if it’s there they WILL climb it! Including the roof to your house!! 4- they are like sweet, gentle trouble maker puppies! 5- they will make you laugh while you are pulling your hair out at their craziness! . . #goats #crazygoatlady #troublemakers #gottalovethem #lessonslearned #iamcountryside #goatjournal #judysfunnyfarm at Michigan

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3 days ago

Pt 3 Spring. 2009. . . I had just finished my freshman year of college. I made some of the most amazing friends through my college swim team, we had already decided on sharing a suite for the upcoming year, I was asked to come back to my hometown summer swim team as an assistant coach. My cousin was getting married at the end of the summer. . . Things were going great. . . It was around the end of this month that we first toured the available farms up for auction by the state. While I was focused on my semester finals, my dad and his brother were touring farms in the tri-state area and began making arrangements to break ground on the farm after they closed on the property. . . I guess word was spreading that “Dr. Taffet bought a farm”, because I was always getting questions about it and all I could say was “yea I guess he did!” I didn’t really know much, I was 19, I was on my way to becoming an adult and figuring out what I wanted in life. (Spoiler: I changed my mind about what I wanted to do at least 5 times). . . By the end of the summer my siblings and I were told that instead of flying directly to California for my cousins wedding in September, that we would be leaving a week earlier to fly to South Dakota, and would be road tripping it to California. . . I’ve been fortunate to be able to go on many vacations with my family over the years (not too many since we got the farm 😉), but I can wholeheartedly say that this road trip was the best vacation ever. . . I’m sharing the highlights of the trip in my stories so be sure to check that out for exclusive throwbacks of teenage Liz, all of the scenic shots along the way! . . Unfortunately, halfway through our trip, the unimaginable happened and my dad was in an accident. I was right next to him when it happened and sound of him landing on the ground is something I will never get out of my head. Little did we know, but this was about to change everything.... . . . . . . . #goatjournal #iamcountryside #countrylife #farmlife #photooftheday #photography #trb_rural #renegade_rural #country_features #farmher #smallfarm #iamamodernfarmer #womenwhofarm #homestead #myfarmjourney #carhartt #mystory #knowyourfarme

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3 days ago

#gettoknowahomesteader challenge day 18:⁣ ⁣ C L E A N U P 🧹⁣ ⁣ We LOVE our goats! But, we don’t love their poop all over the place 🤣 ⁣ ⁣ This year we’re planning to give them a big fenced off area so they’ll have their own space, and we can have a 💩-free yard. 🙌🏼 for less #cleanup!⁣ ⁣ What is your goat set-up? ⬇️⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #fittonfarmstead #farmlife #farmlove #homesteadersofinstagram #nigeriandwarfgoats #phoebeandtilly #goatsofinstagram #springcleaning #farmher #iamcountryside #utahfarm #smalltownliving #minifarm #goatjournal #lovethelifeyoulive #liveitwiththeoneyoulove ⁣ ⁣ ✨Hosted by:⁣ @gooseberrybridgefarm@moderndaysoldways@the_hillside_homestead@atablefullinthewoods at Maeser, Utah

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4 days ago

Meet Our Goats Monday: You have met the key players in the Milk Production Division, so let's move over the Security Department. We have two Livestock Guardian dogs on our little farm that do a big job! They help us keep our goats, chickens and geese safe. Losing any of our animals to predators would be heartbreaking, so we have secure fencing - and fierce but loving dogs that live with them. Not just any dogs, either. LGDs are specific breeds that have worked alongside shepherds and flocks for centuries to provide a safe environment for the livestock. They have been bred for the traits of gentle coexistence with animals that are generally the prey of canines, along with intelligence and independent decision making skills - all while keeping a tough warrior attitude that will defend against dangerous threats. We are grateful to have Gabby and young Gabriel on the job 24/7/365. We love these Gentle Giants, and so do the goats! Please wish Gabriel a 🎉Happy 2nd Birthday today 🎂 www.TheLaughingLaMancha.com #HandmadeGoatsMilkSoap #lgdsofinstagram #lgd #livestockgaurdiandog #Gabby #Gabriel #meetourgoats #GoatJournal #soapguild #ADGA #RedTinRoofRanch #HandCraftedSoap #handcrafticious #handmadesoap #ArtisanSoap

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4 days ago

Babies babies babies!! 🐐🐐🐐 * * Two more days to spring 💐 and that means goat kids will be here soon! 🤗This weekend, we gave our dams their CD&T shots (1 month prior to their due dates), trimmed hooves, and gave them kidding haircuts 💇🏻 I also sorted through my kidding kit 📝 to make sure I have everything ready to go. * Last year, I had absolutely NO involvement in their births, even with barn cams running 24/7! 😑 My does wanted privacy, and handled their births totally on their own. Luckily everything went smoothly for our first freshenings, with no kidding complications, and we had 4 healthy Arapawa kids! 🙏 * However, that’s not always the case, and what I’ve learned time and time again is to BE PREPARED! Over-prepare, watch kidding videos, read up on birthing presentations...get into the mindset of assisting if and only if things go awry. I do NOT believe in “sticking hands in” just for the sake of checking. It increases the chance of infections and causes unnecessary stress on the dam. Also any interference in their natural nesting behaviors adds stress {i.e. seeing your face, in their space, all day long}. Thank you cheap wireless barn cams ❤️ * Stay tuned this week for my newest blog post, “The Complete Kidding Kit” {just tap the link above 👆👆and click the BLOG link on my website: www.newburyfarms.com, to help get you prepared for the big day (or night)! 😉 I’ll post in my stories as well! * Joining in for #meetmygoatmonday hosted by my friend, Victoria @theyounghomestead and guest host, my buddy D’Arcy @chickenchikita! Also sharing for @iamcountryside and their theme of the week, #lessonslearned! * * * #cutenessoverload #farmvideo #babygoats #babygoat #cute #iamamodernfarmer #cuteanimalvideos #livestockconservancy #arapawagoats #goatjournal #goatsareawesome #goatsofinstagram #goatfarm #goatbaby #farmstead #homestead #homesteading #raisinggoats #rarebreed #animalconservation #newburyfarms

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4 days ago

For #meetmygoatmonday meet Sophie Hatter! (name that book) Sophie is an ADGA NOA LaMancha doe. She's kidded once with twin doelings. Bred to an F4 American miniature LaMancha buck for May kids! Think pink for me ;) I just love her elf ears. She was the WORST thing I have tried to milk...she literally broke my milk stand, she pitched such a fit. But she was producing so much, her udder was congested and HAD to be relieved, even with her kids nursing. It took time, but she got a hundred times better. By the summer, I could walk up to her and milk her out in the pasture. I will say she will need a refresher, but I expect her to be much better than that first rodeo lol. #LaMancha #dramaqueen #raw_country #country_features #iamcountryside #renegade_rural #rural_exposures #bns_animals #farmlife #goatjournal #trb_rural #rural_love

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4 days ago

Clemetine multitasking by having breakfast and joining #meetmygoatmonday with guest host @chickenchikita . @theyounghomestead is recovering from a kitchen injury so go give her some love! ❤️ . Clementine was the only one of her age that didn't get pregnant last year so when all the babies were born she became the self appointed Queen of the Babies! This year she will have her own little ones so she will have to relinquish her crown 👑 . Galloping Gertie's Goatery www.etsy.com/shop/GallopingGertie . #goats #goofygoats #goatfamily #farmlife #homesteading #farmher #idaho #idahogram #idahome #idahodaily #idahogrown #farm_snaps #farmphotographydaily #farmanimals #pocket_farms #raw_country #iamcountryside #country_features #be_one_rural #bpa_rural #total_rural #trb_rural #mcl_rural #hdr_rural #goatloversanonymous #goatjournal #goatsofinstagram #goatmilksoap #gallopinggertie

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4 days ago

It’s day 18 of the #gettoknowahomesteader challenge! Today’s theme is #cleanup. . Did you know that goats are more than just a cute face? 🐐 Of course you did. They’re wonderful milk producers and are a tasty meat dish, but they’re also great at cleaning up weeds and brush. . Using goats to clear land offers several advantages to machinery, herbicides and other livestock. They’re probably one of the most environmentally friendly ways to rid land of unwanted brush. . The goats in this picture are “hired” by the city I work in to clear brush in their parks and natural areas. They also offer me some quality goat time during my lunch breaks. And yes, that is a guard llama in the background 🦙 @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways @the_hillside_homestead @gooseberrybridgefarm #goatsofinstagram #goats #goatswithjobs #goatjournal @goatjournal #guardllama #meetmygoatmonday at Colorado

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4 days ago

The little mouth markings on this buckling. Too cute! . He’s standing proud and playing king of the hay bale this morning all by himself for some reason! 🤷🏼‍♀️ . Sharing for #meetmygoatmonday with @theyounghomestead. 🐐💙 . . . . . . #goatkid #monday #standingtall #buckling #kid #babygoat #cutekid #kiddingseason #goatjournal #goat #goats #goatsofinstagram #babygoats #cute #farm #babyanimals #farmlife #cutegoat #goatstagram #goatlife #goatslife #goatbaby #goatkids #iamcountryside #country_features #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #iamamodernfarmer #youngfarmers at Rio, Louisiana

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4 days ago

Huckleberry says “Hey Monday!” We’re counting down to Spring - 2 days away! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #goat #goatsofinstagram #goats #goatstagram #goatkeeping #lovemygoat #goatjournal #farm #farmlife #onthefarm #farmher #monday #spring #readyforspring

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5 days ago

🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛 Why Alpines? Because they produce enough milk for their offspring and our family. • We practice dam raising (we do not separate babies from their mothers). This gives them the kids the very best start in life. The kids learn how to be goats, and also benefit from human socialization without becoming humanized (like so many bottle babies). • Halley produced almost 8 cups today on top of nursing her doelings. This amount will only increase as her milk continues to come in. Last year she peaked at 11 cups of milk twice a day. • Milking Halley helps prevent mastitis from engorgement, and it takes nothing away from her kids. • This is how we do dairy. This is humane farming. This is being an ethical omnivore. • • • #milk #goatmilk #rawmilk #gotmilk #dairy #humane #farming #ethicalomnivore #humaneitarian #farmher #alpinegoat #dairygoat #vermontgoat #goat #goatsofinstagram #alpine #whyalpines #somanyreasons #farmlife #goatjournal #dairygoatjournal #adga #americandairygoatassociation #vsga #vermontsheepandgoatassociation #sugartopfarmcomethalley #sugartopfarmllc

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5 days ago

Nothing makes me happier during kidding season than milk bar trained baby goats. The babies get the milk they need and we don't have to spend hours bottle feeding them. Instead we get to spend our time with them doing other things, like letting them play and being their human trampoline/climbing gym. #kingsrockfarm #babygoats #kingsrockkiddingseason2019 #nubiangoats #goats #dairygoats #gotbabygoats #goatfarm #hudsonvalleyfarms #babygoatsofinstagram #goatjournal at King's Rock Farm

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7 days ago

My kids are getting too big!! They are all around a month and a half old! Time goes way too fast! But, I think they are enjoying all this sunshine 😍 #farmvideofriday ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mazzeltovfarms #goat #nigeriandwarf #goatjournal #iamcountryside #babygoat #babygoatsplaying #goatlove #hobbyfarm @mazzeltovfarms

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7 days ago

I’m pretty sure that this misfit crew could take flight using their ears if they wanted to! . . CJ, Peanut and Clover . . Swipe to see what I’m talking about 😂 . . . And to see the stupid thing I did today make sure you check out my stories 🤦🏻‍♀️ . . . . . . #goat #babygoat #goatsofinstagram #goatjournal #world_goats #dairygoats #babygoats #babygoatsofinstagram #babyfarmanimals #cuteanimals #iamcountryside #countrylife #farmlife #inspiremyinstagram #photooftheday #photography #trb_rural #renegade_rural #country_features #farmher #smallfarm #iamamodernfarmer #all_animals_addiction #farmher #womenwhofarm

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7 days ago

Guys! I'm in love with Ganache's baby girl. She is SO tiny. I have her pictured next to a 5 gallon bucket. She is the sweetest thing. No twin, so it's no wonder Ganache didn't look preggers. What should we name her? This year's them is Greek and Nordic gods.

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7 days ago

Ganache is both an excellent mom and a punk goat. I kept her in the kidding container for well over a month, because I was CERTAIN she was pregnant, even though she showed no signs of it. I knew her though. She never shows. I decided to put her back in gen pop approximately 3 days ago. Surprise! I should have waited 3 more days. Regardless, she and her daughter are doing wonderful. ❤ If Wednesday's son, Hermes, is the largest kid I've ever seen then Ganache's daughter is the smallest. She's a tiny baby. I'm waiting to see if there's a twin.

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2 months ago

Meet Carlie and Lily our Nigerian Dwarf Goats 💕 Carlie has all the loves and snuggles and loves following us around like an extra pup. Lily is our crazy, fun, playful friend. . she gets herself into a bit more trouble 🤷‍♀️😁 aka typical goat 🤣

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2 months ago

Hello....... . My name is Duke . and I'm going to be a first time daddy in April.

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