This morning, we got up early, picked up Mom in McMinnville, and headed down south to meet our future herdsire. We got so lucky to be offered a buckling from Two Track Farm down near Albany, and even though we’re still slowly working towards becoming a farm ourselves, it was too good an offer to pass up.
Meeting Tammi at Two Track Farm was wonderful, she was so helpful and nice, and her goat herd is just gorgeous. We loved the look of Colin’s mom, Llyssa – their Sanaans are big and tall, strong animals that come up to our chests! Since packing is a primary use of our herd, big tall goats are exactly what we want.
Here’s the new little man himself: Colin! He’s wearing a flower in his hair just for you. This little guy is a total sweetheart – very friendly and sociable, and he made the ride home (in the back of my little VW Golf!) with hardly a peep. He walks on a lead easily, too.
When we got home, Colin got to meet poultry for the first time in his life. He handled it quite well. The birds are used to goats, so they are pretty calm about it already.
What Colin likes best is to just hang out with people – he follows us around in the morning while we do morning chores with the birds.
When Thaddeuss returns in the fall with his half of the herd, we’ll breed Colin to Lady, Z, and Calamity. Badger is too young, she’ll wait til she’s a yearling next year to breed. Since Lady and Z are registered, their children by Colin will also be registered Sanaans with the ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association).