New Additions to the Homestead:

We now have 2 one-week old Nubian goats!

I apologize for these terrible snapshots, I didn’t have my D300 ready for shooting, but wanted to get pics of their first feedings here at home.

Here is my Mom feeding “my” goat: Emily. She is so sweet and follows me all around.

Here is “Me” (seriously). Named by Isaac. He and his Grammy Bobo prefer this one. She is small and feisty:

We have always wanted milking goats. However, with all that has been going on lately, we were no where near ready for them. But, I had to go to Blue Seal to pick up some chicken feed and shavings …. and well, these two girls were just staring at me. It wasn’t my fault. I had to buy them. You understand, don’t you?

Now Halis is scrambling to build them a goat house this weekend – a project he hadn’t planned on. Oops. I did trade him a Saturday though. Usually, I would get this Sat. to go out and yard sale, photograph, etc. But I let him have it to go shooting at a match in Augusta — so that I could have these goats 🙂 Not a bad trade. In a year, they will be birthing and giving milk. That will be amazing.

Till then, I have ALOT to learn, as I truly have no idea how to care for these little guys and am taking it one day at a time. Any suggestions???



Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.