And so kidding season continues in its usual swings :) First is the kidding excitement - seeing the much awaited new arrivals, first freshener udders and maturing of older does. Quickly followed by stage two - a busy time when I run short on sleep, food and coherent speech - my front room lined with bins, each holding a litter of babies ... never ending stream of pails, bottles, milk and dishwashing. Finally, all this starts to settle down as we sort through the keepers and those who will be for sale .... and both milkers and kids start leaving. We are down to 10 babies from the original 16. This is also the time when we meet new friends. I must say the biggest blessing we received through raising goats was meeting some of the best people I know. I am always torn about parting with kids - part of me wants them all to stay and mature in front of my eyes, the realistic farm economist part of me is ready to see them go.
Today I was blessed by meeting three delightful ladies who reminded me just how much I love raising goats and all that comes with it. I always hope to find good homes for our kids - it does make it easier to part with them that way - but there are times when meeting new folks just warms my heart as we get to share the passion we have in common for goats ... and today was one of those times :) This lucky guy is going home with Laura and we hope she gets to enjoy his wonderful personality and charm as much as we had enjoyed him. I am sending him home to his new herd with peace :) He was super special to my little sister so these photos are a goodbye to Casanova but a hello to his new future :)