Friday, June 22, 2012

Meet the Herd: Pip

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I promise; I'm still here - just running around trying to keep up with everything going on. I'm coming to the conclusion that you cannot have an active social life and a full fledged farm. You burn the candle at both ends. The two just can't coincide while maintaining your sanity. But that begs the question: Why did you get into dairy animals in the first place if you wanted to keep your sanity? I plead the fifth. 

Back to the original topic. ;)

You haven't met our herd yet! We've had the goats for how long now, and I haven't made the proper introductions. Shame on me.

Most of the goats that we have already came with names, but the ones that we do get to name seem to have a literary theme. Leave it to a homeschooling family to give there dairy goat herd names from books.

Let me introduce you to Pip. Donning his smart black boots and showing off on his favorite perch, the straw bale. Actually, he likes anything that he can jump on, show off, and be higher up than everyone else in the room. The little goober will climb anything. He's our little wether and what a little heart stealer he is. Oh my... he's such a love bug! He certainly knows how to warm your heart; he's so sweet and affectionate. He was one of the first goats that warmed up to us, and now we can't keep him away from us. You can usually find him waiting for us at the gate now. If you walk into their stall, he's the first one to saunter up to you and firmly plant his little front toes into your thigh (I have bruises to prove it). You try to sneak out of the stall, and he's right there behind you trying to get through (honestly, I think that he's just an opportunist who wants to get out). If you sit down on a straw bale or a bucket, and he's the one to hop up onto your lap and start nibbling at your shirt. (Side note: to break the stereotype of goats - they don't eat everything. Did I just ruin your childhood? Sorry. Let me clarify. They like to taste things, but they won't eat it most times.) This little dude is inquisitive, curious, friendly and trouble waiting to happen.

I'll post more about the new additions as I have time. ;)

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Awww... that little face just melts my heart. :)