Sunday, February 24, 2013

Old Goats - A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was looking through some old picture files tonight and I came across a few pictures of our first goats.  They were two adorable Nubian does named Cookiebelle and Phoenix.  As total goat newbies, we experienced an "OMG what are we going to do when we have to breed them" moment and decided to sell them.  Shortly after we sold the pair, we discovered the Nigerian Dwarf and a bit later, the minis which are crosses between the standard goat breeds and the Nigerian Dwarf.  Had we known then what we know now we might have had mini Nubians!  But we love the Nigerians, LaManchas and Mini LaManchas.  I am sharing some pictures with you as I stroll down memory lane.


The flying ears of Phoenix.

The goats had winter coats on but I noticed I only had on a flannel shirt.
I must have thought they were cold poor babies. 

Joyful Nubians!


  1. They were beautiful! Too bad you sold them. I laughed at the picture of them in coats. That's hilarious. I did the same thing today -looked at pictures of past goats and kids. If only we could have kept them all......... So many I'd like to have back if I had 100 fenced acres.

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    1. Live and learn I guess. I often think of them. I don't know why I thought they were cold :-)
      Note: had to delete my own comment because I can't spell apparently.

  3. Love the pictures of the flying ears. But even more I love the picture of you in a shirt and them in coats. Do you use coats these days or are the barns warm enough?

  4. I don't use coats anymore. They wouldn't stay on anyway because the others just pull them off. I finally learned that animals grow hair and do fine. My goats prefer to be in a three-sided shelter and rarely go into the back of the barn that is enclosed. As long as they are dry and not in the direct wind they do well.