Sunday, June 13, 2010

And now, straight from the goat's mouth.......

Hi, my name is Violet, and I now live at Wrensong Farm. Two doelings, Daisy and Roca, made the journey from Elfin Acres in Creswell (which is south of Eugene, OR) to Wrensong last weekend in some dog crates in the back of a truck. It wasn't fun at all, it was a long drive and was raining the whole way. At least we were able to stay pretty dry because as most of you probably know we goats do NOT like the rain.

I am a big girl, a first freshener, and a princess...so I guess I'll make the introductions.....over there....the buckskin girl is Roca, and the spotted girl is Daisy....

They're not sisters but they are good friends.....


And over there, is little Opal. She just recently joined our herd from Schoonover Farms.

We have a good size paddock that we have to stay in for now.......
Because someone else that came to live with us is an Anatolian guardian dog, name Degerli (pronounced DARE lee) which means most valuable....well I'm here to tell you she is not near as valuable as say....a peanut..or some raisins (at least as far as I am concerned!).
Anyway, Degerli is only 9 months old so she can't be trusted with us right now, so she has the whole rest of the pastures to wander while we are stuck in this paddock.....


See you next time.....Violet


Special thanks to Marybeth Bullington of Elfin Acres Nigerians and Shady Oaks Shetlands, Donna Schoonover of Schoonover Farm .

13 comments:

Michelle said...

The goats are so elegant, Tammy! I hope their new guardian can keep them (and itself!) safe from the big cats.... Are you a milkmaid now?

Wrensong Farm said...

Hi Michelle
i'm pretty confident that they will be safe, they are in the old emu pen and the dog (and my Kiger mustang) are ranging completely around the pen. They also shot a mountain lion on the hill behind us. We're in the process of buying 10 FLAT acres where I can see what the heck is going on at all times. :) I will be a milkmaid...and a cheese/soap maker, and goat showperson, hopefully next year. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, LOTS of new developments in your life! Are you retiring in order to have the time to do all that? Are you selling your beautiful place there? I think you need to do a lot more blog posts, girl!

Pricilla said...

Oh, I want to give them all a great big hug!

We have cats in our neck of the woods and as long as they go in at night they should be fine.

Wrensong Farm said...

unfortunately now it will probably be even longer until I can retire! Unless we can be really frugal building our house and barn. Yes! The place here is for sale if you know anyone that is interested! :)

IsobelleGoLightly said...

They are gorgeous goat girls! I agree that a raisin or a peanut beats that big dog but I suppose if it's a GOOD dog and is there to protect the most important goats then that is OK. Tee hee.

I need orange said...

Congratulations on your new critters! Can't wait to read about their antics. :-)

schoonoverfarm said...

Great photos and Opal sure posed well!

goatgirl said...

Nice goats Tammy! Nigerian milk is the sweetest milk.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such beautiful goaties! Congrats on goats and pooch!


~Lisa

Susan said...

They are so sweet! I love how the "friends" snuggle up to each other. How many goats do you have now? :)

Eve said...

They are SO sweet and the photos of them are precious Tammy! Loving Degerli and that beautiful Header!

Ishtar said...

Violet is my dream goat!!! Tell her!