Bringing the Goats

Despite the rain, we did get some work done today, Easter Sunday.

Abeni and Novella brought the goats over from Abeni’s urban farm in Oakland.

That’s Orla and Milky Way in their dog crate. The barn is in the background. And yes, that is a backhoe. Don’t ask.
Abeni and MilkyWay. MW seemed a little skeptical about the new digs at first. But soon, she and Orla realized they had arrived in heaven. It feels so great to get the goats out into the pasture, which is about 5000 square feet. They are happily eating and trotting around. We put chicken wire around the trees to prevent girdling by goat. There’s definitely room for Bebe and Ginger, and their kids, so we’re in good shape.

Next up for the goats is getting the barn ready for the sleeping quarters (e.g. hanging doors), making a birthing pen, and clearing the top of the barn so we can store alfalfa. Our dreams are coming true on our little acre farm!


  1. Darin said,

    April 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Hey that’s great! Good luck to you guys, way to go! Will you be giving tours of your new farm?

  2. Dan said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Great looking barn. Saw one in the Austin, Texas area that look like that one. Stopped to take a picture of it about 30 years ago because I wanted to build one like it, never have but I guess there is still hope. Thanks Novella for the winter squash seeds. Will let you know how they do.

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