Meet Maven, our new Guardian Livestock Puppy! We got her two days ago. She’s an Anatolian Shepherd Dog born on August 8, 2017. We have added her with our goat herd. She’s adjusting really well. She has a little Tweety bird blankey with her siblings scent on it. She loves the blankey! She has taken to the goats real well and is always happy to see us.
Someone let our animals out today. Unlatched our gates and everything. I’m very upset about it. They even left litter in the pen. If only I had a trained hound dog, we could use the shirt they left behind to track ’em down. It was a wonderful test for little Maven though. She stayed with the goats! Max, on the other hand, stayed on the property.
Maybe I need to get my husky mix, Piper, out there. Unlike those two, she hates strangers. She can’t be trusted with chickens though…
Yesterday we picked up our first goats, three nigerian dwarfs.
Here we have Branch, the black and white roan whether. Then we have Maple, in front, a buckskin, and Aspen, in back, a chamoisee. The girls are sister doelings. They are currently very nervous. We introduced them to Max the Bernese Mountain Dog. They are scared of him and he is mostly curious, but otherwise ignores them.
We are glad to have added them to the family!
Our lionhead Willow has delivered four healthy kits today. They are all plump and warm! This is her third litter. Her first litter has 1 doe and 2 bucks, which we kept the doe and one of the bucks. She unfortunately miscarried her second litter. We are very excited that her third litter worked out! She is one happy momma. She was bred to a black buck that we no longer have.