Goat Playing Piano

IMG_1848

On Sunday morning, as we cried for Loretta, a baby was being born.  One of Jill’s does gave birth to twins.  Olaf and Elsa are half Alpine, half Saanen, pure white with tiny waddles under their chin.  We brought home Elsa yesterday.

IMG_1836

She is not quite solid on her feet yet.  She looks like Bambi on ice trying to maneuver the floors.  She slides into the splits then promptly gets back up to play.  Ichabod the cat has adopted her and they played peek a boo with the shopping bag.  Elsa played Maryjane’s piano, watched American Idol, and drank a few bottles.  She may very well be already spoiled.

IMG_1831

IMG_1834

When she grows up, she will give us roughly two gallons of milk a day.  That’s a lot of Swiss cheese!

IMG_1844

Goats are pack animals, they need a community.  Since Buttercup, Katrina’s baby, is already sold, Katrina would be all alone.  Pity, no one to bully.  Good thing Elsa will be a large goat!  She takes a bottle every four hours right now so is living in the house for a few days.  She will gradually start sleeping with the alpacas, peeking at the goats through the fence, then will move over to the goat yard when she is a little sturdier.  Buttercup will go to her new home and I will have Elsa and Katrina.

IMG_1841

IMG_1842

Welcome, Elsa, to Pumpkin Hollow Farm!

4 thoughts on “Goat Playing Piano

  1. I’m guessing she’s going to be easier to milk as well 🙂

    Congratulations on adding to your goat herd. She looks like a sweetie and I’m sure she will be giving you an ample supply of milk one day.

    1. I hope so! Katrina has great udders but she has an attitude and we have to hurry to get her milked in the mornings before she gets bored! All that for about half a cup of milk.

  2. I say go ahead and spoil her. I’m looking forward to following Elsa’s story.
    I just came in from feeding our own bottle baby. There’s nothing like a spoiled kid. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s