The kids have arrived!

Moya with her mother Arugula in the foregroundThree additions to the goat herd arrived Wednesday night and Thursday morning last week when Arugula had a doe and Allegra had a doe and a billy. All three are doing well so far and although I don’t usually say things like these – they are super cute – three lanky little half nubian, half alpine kids. They have been named Allium (Al for short, which also refers to his dad who is an alpine), his sister is Mizuna and their niece – since Arugula is Allegra’s daughter – is Moya. The two does are destined to enlarge the small flock while the billy will probably get sold. For now they are nursing and growing stronger every day.

Milking will start in about 5 weeks and then it will be time for making yogurt and cheese!