Welcome to the Goodwife's blog! Here I write about our lives and the journey God is taking us on. It's a wild and wonderful ride, full of happiness and the occasional heartbreak, but the one constant is our love for Jesus Christ and our faith that God has a plan for us! We strive to submit to His will for our lives in all ways. We try to be good stewards of the land and animals God has blessed us with.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Goats on Parade............Maggie Faith and Isis.........
Goodwife Farm's Isis is Star's doeling from 2010 and she is a keeper!
I really like this little doe. She pretty, feminine, and is a total sweetheart. She is of course very young yet, but I'm excited to see how she matures. As you can see from this picture, Isis loves her brother Osiris, and it's hard to get a picture of one without the other!
Goodwife Farm's Maggie Faith is one of Tulip's triplets from 2010 and she is a little doll as well.
She has great potential to be a fabulous milker. Her momma Tulip and her big sister Star are and Maggie Faith's daddy has some impressive milking does behind him as well. She is also very feminine and loving. When I go outside to the barnyard, she comes running for me and if I sit down, she is the first goat in my lap! Like Isis, only time will tell how this darling little doe will mature but we will enjoy her as she grows!
Keeping replacement does is a long process as we won't know if they are totally keepers until they freshen the first time, over 2 years from now! That said, we will shower them with love and handle their teats every time we see them. We will get them used to hopping up on the stand and being touched all over. This will help them when their milking time comes. It's no guarantee that they will be easy milkers, but it can help!