Meet the Goats of Little Falls Farm
It has been over a year since we began our goat adventure here at Little Falls Farm. I figured it is finally time to give the goats a little publicity here on the website. They have brought us a lot of joy and they keep one of our pastures “mowed.” They love a good head scratch or a back rub. When they see us coming they usually get chatty and run to meet us.
In June of 2020 we began our adventure with four does, who were already named Tammy, Patsy, Dolly, and Loretta. They are a mix of Alpine, Nubian, and Boer. Ted and Jake did all of the fencing for our new goats. It was quite an undertaking to build two pastures. We had hoped to rotate them between the two pastures, but in one of the pastures they always managed to find a way to escape. We have not figured out how or where they get out, so for now they stay in one pasture.
On December 5, 2020, we purchased a fine young Buck, whom we named “Charlie” (Charlie Daniels Band). We also fondly refer to him as “Charlie-Two-Socks,” because he looks like he is wearing two white socks. Charlie is a mix of Boer and Kiko.
The girls warmed up to Charlie pretty quickly. Tammy, being the leader of the pack, was the first to show an interest in him. By the spring three of our four does were pregnant. Tammy was the first to give birth. On May 10, 2021, the day after Mother’s Day, Tammy gave birth to a beautiful doeling. “Petunia” is mostly white with brown ears and head. She has a white blaze on her face, just like her momma.
Patsy was the next one to give birth on the very same day, but in the late afternoon. She had two very tiny twins, a buckling and a doeling. Sadly, the buckling whom we nicknamed “Squeaker” did not survive. Her doeling, “Patchouli,” is doing very well. She is half brown and half white, so we also call her “Patch” for short.
Dolly was by far the biggest of our pregnant does. We thought for sure she must be having twins or even triplets! Dolly gave birth more than a week after the other does. May 19, 2021, Dolly gave birth to a little buckling. “Peanut” is all brown like his momma and he is a nice big size.
Each of the does have been terrific first-time mothers. We did attempt some milking, but that’s a story for another blog post. If you are interested in purchasing goats, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to keep our own herd small and we would love for you to have the delight of owning goats.