Skye had her baby (finally!) on Wednesday. Like all goat babies, this one is ridiculously cute.
It’s what they do!
Of course, these are dairy goats, which means they’re not supposed to have horns. Being four days old, this little guy got disbudded today. It’s a distasteful task, but necessary if you want to sell them as registered diary goats, which we do. The alternative is that he would become a meat goat, but this guy’s genetics are good enough that I’d rather see him go to a farm where he can breed. I won’t share any disbudding pictures today, but I will comment that the smell of burning hair and such when you’re 7 months pregnant is…not fun. Tolerable, but on a scale of goat poo to chicken guts, it’s definitely on the chicken guts end of things. Blech.
On to the cuteness: