We had to coax them out of the crate in the back of the truck, with some grain.
They were very curious about their new surroundings and explored the goat pen and pasture.
Welcome to your new home cuties!
Greytful Acres is proud to present our 1st 2 goats, Scarlet (a Nigerian Dwarf) and Esmeralda (a Mini Lamancha)! They are dairy goats and we look forward to breeding them next year and having fresh goat milk and cheese!
(They have green ink on them from being tattooed today)
We got a lesson on trimming their hooves from Jennifer at Jolly Beggar Farms.
Then we loaded them in the crate and we were on our way home!
We started installing the wire fencing early this morning. Tomorrow is the day! Can’t believe Scarlet & Esmeralda will be arriving home to Greytful Acres!
Unrolling the fencing and pounding the staples in the 1st post.
Dave made a homemade fence stretcher and attached it to the tractor to pull it (he just wanted to play on his tractor!) 😉
He used a board as a lever to stretch the wire further and then pounded the staples in the post.
Down the home stretch!
To finish off the wire fencing, Dave “sandwiched” the wire fencing between 2 boards–one screwed on top of the one that he had affixed to the barn. He used a board as a lever again, and stretched the fencing between the boards to keep the fencing pulled tight.
The fencing in complete and the goats now have a small fenced pasture to graze and play in!
We are one step closer to installing the wire fencing for the goat’s pasture! The cedar posts have all been installed and now the metal posts/stakes are being installed in between them. We were praying there was no rocks in the ground where Dave was laying them out. (no such luck!) I guess that’s why our street is perfectly named!
The countdown continues. Only 2 more days until Scarlet & Esmeralda arrive!
Happy Birthday to our whippets, Zak & Zoe who are 5 years old! These Lil’ Rascals, as we refer to them, came into our lives 2 years ago and have provided so much laughter. When we rescued them, it was our intentions to find them a home, but little did we know they were home! We are so glad that you are part of our family you Lil’ Rascals!
Dave installed the posts for fencing yesterday and today. We have a cedar mill down the street, so we opted for mostly cedar posts, but also used a few pressure-treated posts to support the gates. This week we’ll be finishing up the fencing just in time for Scarlet & Esmeralda’s arrival this weekend! Can’t wait to bring our babies to their new home!