Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lap Goats?! What Can I Say?

When you have a lap goat you know you have some spoiled animals.  Ernestine is in my lap, her brother Ornery is the black boy and their mom Penelope is on my other side with the pink collar.  The two kids are the first animals born here on the homestead.  As a matter of fact I believe we didn't have any pigmy goats at this time last year.  Now we have 5 adult females in which we believe all are pregnant and two kids.  We are expecting babies as of this December.  I know, not great timing but our daughter had the male we wanted to breed to them and she was having him fixed.  Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  I pray it all works out.

Bandito is Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy mix.  He has sired many however is now retired and spending the rest of his days with his two female companions and two kids.

This evening we took advantage of the nice weather before the cold front hits tomorrow.  We sat out on the back porch among our animals.  Well all except for the fowl.  Here are a few pictures we took tonight of our spoiled animals.

Ornery - Not only a lap goat, he also likes to lay his head down.

Opal - One of our Great Pyrenees

Penelopy & Ornery
Nanny, Sugar, & Sheri
Nea Nea

The next pictures are very special to me.  In February of this year we were asked to help bottle feed a lamb who's mom was down.  Well we are the type of people that will do what we can for any animal.  So not only did we bottle feed the lamb but Harriet was able to bring the ewe back from the brink of death.  No exaggeration!  At one time all bowel sounds had stopped and she was blind.  Harriet worked with her tirelessly and now she is ours as she lost her leg and they could no longer breed her.  It was one of the best gifts I have ever received.  Having these two Barbado Sheep has been a joy and a blessing.  They are such beautiful gentle creatures.  They are my babies.

If you would like to read more about them here are some previous blogs:

The Story of Momma Sheep and Mary Lamb

Mary Lamb

Mary Lamb & Momma
Mary and I
Mary is almost 9 months old.


  1. Nice pictures and some vary nice looking animals. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you. We feel very blessed.

  3. I love the pictures. It brings me there when I see pictures of the animals and u two. hopefully we can come up sometime soon and Stanford a week or so to just hangout with yall. I love yall!

  4. We always love it when you and your sister come up and hang out. Maybe after the first of the year you can come up. We should have plenty of babies by then.