This is probably my favorite of the two, as she is so sweet! She loves attention, and will follow us around the pen, or, of we are outside of the pen working on other things, she'll stand as close to us as she can.
This is the older of the two, and also the dominate one, and she was a little more stand-offish when we first got them. We have been working with her, though, and she has gotten a lot more friendly toward us. So much so that she is much like the other one now in how much she likes to be petted and how she follows us around.
With having these two does now, it is exciting to see the start of our meat goat herd! We have been wanting to get started in Boers for a long time, and it has been wonderful to see how the Lord provided these two does.
We had originally thought to move Dixie and the little guys in with the Boers, but after getting them and seeing how the oldest girl (#7) was a little aggressive towards the other Boer (#55) if she got too close to her, we weren't sure if it would work. So just to see, we brought Dixie over to the Boer goat pen on a lead and introduced them. #7 did not like her at all, so Dixie and the little boys will continue to have their own pen together. Those three sure get along well, and it makes me smile when I go out there and see them all curled up together in a corner sleeping.
Leah and Dixie . . . Dixie likes being out on a lead with us, and she was having fun eating leaves and other various things. Plus she enjoyed all of the petting, too.
While I was photographing the goats, one of the hens came up to investigate . . . chickens sure are curious little animals! Or perhaps, since they know that we give them treats (garden scraps, etc.) maybe she thought I might have something for her. :)
If all goes well, then, we should have kids in January! Yes, the coldest month of the year, but hopefully everything will go well for them!