As I write this, I am 9 months pregnant and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our second bundle of joy…but this post is not about human babies…
I am actually talking about goat kids, like baby goats, you know, the ones almost every one finds adorable, those kids you see in human baby pjs because, come on, it is ABSOLUTELY cute and one of the most precious things in this life. I. LOVE. GOATS.
I have been in love with goats ever since I knew of their existence as a kid. As an adult, with the space at home and a loving husband, that I can share an animal passion with we have been proud goat owners for a little over a year now.
First starting with our two silly girls, sisters, Lucy and Tata. I will not explain the meanings or the reason why we chose those names, because, well, to be completely honest…I don’t even think I know it.
Our silly girls have been a joy to have. They can be loud and demanding of attention but nonetheless, a JOY, for sure!
This spring has been a busy one with new members on the farm, including, our more timid, less attention seeking – boys- Chocolate Chunk and Frosty.
Maybe their picture can explain their names…or not. Either way, I’ll leave you to decide why their names actually have a meaning.
So to get back on topic, I hope you have used context clues to see what I mean by my title. With Chocolate Chunk being the only one able to father any of our future goat babies, this leaves Frosty with the title of “dedicated uncle” to keep Chocolate Chunk company in the future when he has to be apart from the girls. Did I mention, these handsome boys are brothers? You could possibly guess by their resemblance though.
With goat babies, also comes goat milk from the girls. Another thing we can add to our list of “farm fresh products”, and maybe also, goat milk products like soap and lotion!! Something I’m definitely excited to make for us!
The day the girls end up pregnant is going to be an exciting one, bringing so much more to our journey and one we definitely look forward to!