We welcomed some new farmgirls to Tuppinz this week:
Little Orphan Annie, whom you met in my last post, came to us weighing less than six ounces. Here she is on her second day with us. Today, her third day, she weighed 8.4 ounces! So far, so good… but there’s a long road ahead.
Here’s Ada, a two-month-old Oberhasli doeling, bonding with our Alpine/Toggenburg wether Pippin. We’ve wanted an Ob for ages, and Ada was the only available doeling we could find in the state. Like our sheep breeds, Oberhasli goats are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy priority list.
Four Icelandic ewe lambs will also be joining us in August. Their names are Bjork, Birta, Asta, and Aquavit; two are black/gray, and two are badger-faced. Asta is named after a friend of ours who lives in Iceland, and Birta is named after her daughter.