Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Coats On Goats

We've made a new addition to our menagerie.  Two gorgeous little goats. The doe with the droopy ears is a mini boer and the one with the upright ears is a mini boer-alpine cross.  

Meet Rosie, our droopy eared girl.  When my son walked in he took one look at her and said, "She's a Rosie (thank you to our dear friend, Rosie!).  We decided to stay with the floral motif and named the girl with the upright ears Violet.   

Aren't they so stinking cute? 
(except for the devil eyes from the flash!)

Rosie and Violet

Why are there coats on the goats?  

Last night about 10 p.m. I watched the temperature drop and drop and I worried and worried.  The temperature was below zero and still dropping!  

The chickens, ducks, and turkeys have nice down and feathers to keep them warm and they were closed up in their coops.  The pigs have a deep nest of straw in their hut and each other to snuggle up beside.  The dogs and the cats have house heat.  But the poor little goats, even with their big hay pile, had only each other to snuggle with.  So I dug out my miniature schnauzers' sweaters and my husband and I went out and dressed the goats in an extra layer.  

They didn't complain a bit!  

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  1. Thanks, John ~ made my day! HUGs to all... G-ma Rosie

  2. I love that you winterize your goats!!

  3. Awwww...what a couple of sweeties and they look nice and snug in their little coats! :)