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Saturday, March 21, 2009

I am GOAT POOR!!!

My daughter Riley is crazy about goats. Nigerian Dwarf goats to be exact. I think maybe they are the most expensive breed out there. Go figure. Just my luck. We started with just two....and then i dont know what happened. Holy Cow-or should i say Holy GOAT we just kept collecting MORE! Now we have FIVE baby goats coming our way in the next few weeks...
My girl Riley has saved up 75.00 so far to put towards her goatie babies. And upon the agreement of purchasing the most recent has agreed to save another 75.00 of her extra chores and egg selling proceeds. I think thats alot of moolah for a ten year old kid to be willing to work for so we gave in to this one last little goat. But i swear thats it. I have spent close to 1000 bucks on these five critters. But they are so darn cute. Between you and me i think they are worth every darn penny!!!
Let me introduce you to the herd...
Little Miss Mayflower

I like this less attractive picture of her. My husband says she bears a strong resemblance to me when he tracks in dirt and yuck from outside after i have just vaccummed...



Next is Mr. Mulberry....




Now we have Magnolia...


This is the one we just decided to purchase. I think we will call her Mabelline. Doesnt it look like she has gotten carried away with the eye liner? So much for parental supervision. Sheesh. Both she and Magnolia (pictured above) have come from Prairie Wood Ranch in New Mexico.





And lastly we have little Elston whose name does not fit with the others but it certainly suits him. He is mine. He has ears like the flying nun. He is a friendly little oddball. He is a wether which is a neutered male. They really have no marketable value but i loved him at first sight. He is going to be my pal...








And now you have all the proof as to why i have lost my mind and have no more money! But they are darn sure cute. Arent they?

4 comments:

Janelle said...

Jen..aka Ellie Mae...aka Noah... they're just so adorable!
That's awesome that Riley is so willing to work to help pay for her animals - not too many kids out there like her anymore.
You've done an outstanding job! :)

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww Jen, they are all precious!! I can see why you have so many! I love Elston's ears.
Now all you need are a few of those Tennessee fainting goats! :> )
~Peanut

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Ohhhhh Jenners they are all so cute! I want them all ! I have to say though, that Elston would be my fav, there is something about them ears. I bet he is going to be a little stinker.They are going to be so much fun for all of yall.

Pony Girl said...

Yes, they are too precious. I don't know much about the breed, but they have such unique markings. I am seriously considering selling my horse and buying a few, LOL! ;)