Monday, June 9, 2014

Say Hello to :: Pistal Annie

Back in early April we were invited out to a friends family's farm to play with some adorable baby goats. They were only about a week and a half old at the time.

We haven't had goats on our farm for approx the last 7 years, & while they are a pain in the booty to keep in, they were such great fun to have. We had BOER goats in the past (which is a meat goat) and while I love their look I would really love to have a milk goat.

So, I've been talking to my hubby (okay begging him) to let me get a milk goat. And, after acquiring the new shed from the neighbor I just felt like it needed a little goat to live in it.
Yesterday, a few phone calls were made and we went back to the friend's family's farm to pick out a baby goat! Eeek! I was super excited!

I picked out a little doe who has one white leg (she is the baby in the back of the above photo).
Her momma is a NUBIAN (she is the brown and white speckled one in the center of the below photo) and her daddy is a BOER.

She is spunky and her first introduction to our house consisted of jumping so swiftly against the gate of her enclosure that she broke out and took all five of us on a wild "goat chase" across our back pasture. Good Lord those things are fast and can leap like you wouldn't believe!
We finally got her back in and thanks to a few suggestions on Facebook we found her name :: Pistal Annie.
Very fitting I have a feeling.

I love her long lashes ...
and big floppy ears ...

 It took a few hours to get her to warm up to us, but by the end of the evening the kids (of the human sorts) were sitting next to her and she was enjoying being petted. 

I've got a lot of work and research ahead of me but I'm looking forward to learning more about milk goats and I hope she loves it here!


  1. Oh my gosh- she is adorable! :)

  2. I look forward to watching your farm grow.. we had goats for a little while, I watched them through binoculars take off from our farm never to be seen again! Good luck.

  3. I'm a Ranchero too, nice animals!

  4. I love following your farm adventures from out here on the West Coast!