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Oh wait – I never mentioned we got a goat, now did I? Well, we did.
Sunday night after church Stephen came and got me and told me we needed to leave right away because we needed to pick up a male goat we had been given.
My initial reaction was, “Huh? What goat?” LOL!
So we stopped on the way home and tied the goat into the back of the van so he couldn’t run around while we drove the rest of the way home. Once we got there, we put him in the fenced-in area we have around our chicken coop, and then we went to bed.
When Stephen got home from work on Monday, he went out to go check on the goat to see how he was doing. He came running into the house with news for me.
“You’ve got to come see this goat!”
When we got outside, he showed me something. Our male goat has an udder.
Apparently “he” is not a “he” at all, but is, in fact, a “she.” :laugh_tb: Stephen’s reaction? “Well, amen!”
We’ve been wanting to raise goats for a while, but had decided to wait a bit before we got any. Our plans were to raise the goats for milk. When I found out that we were getting a male, I was thinking, “What in the world are we going to do with a male goat? You can’t milk it!” Lol! As much as we love pets, most of our animals here earn their keep in some way or another – like our hens that we keep for their eggs (which we’re getting 2 and 3 a day eggs a day now!). I thought it was pretty neat that our goat ended up being a female. Looks like God is growing our little farm pretty quickly for us.
And to top it all off, Stephen suspects that this little goat is pregnant. Go figure. We’re not 100% convinced of that fact though, so we’re just waiting and watching her to see if his suspicions really are true.
Oh – she does have a name – Sasha.
What a trip. Life on this little farm certainly is crazy!