Meet the Goats
We currently have 21 goats on our farm, with 8 females pregnant.
Check back soon for more goat profiles.
Dizzy is almost 2 years old and an Oberhasli/Saanen cross. When we first
met Dizzy, we had big plans for him to become our first pack goat. Unfortunately however, when he was 3 months old, my herd queen head butted him way too hard and injured his spine. Because of this injury, he can no longer walk in a straight line, and he will not be able to carry a pack for us.
Lucky for him, he is super personable and has won a place in the herd as a freeloader. We have lots of those.
Dizzy enjoys taking charge, especially at the hay feeder, where you will find him head butting the other goats until he is the only one snacking. Silly Dizzy! He’s a big, super sweet, cuddly teddy bear that loves scratches behind his ears.
Read Dizzy's Goem: 'Dizzy'
Babs is our matriarch of the herd and will be 8 years old this spring. She has given us lots of beautiful girls over the years and tons of milk for soap making!! We still have all of her girls on our farm to date! She is one of our biggest goat-lovers, always rubbing on me, looking for some pets, kisses and scratches. She’s just a sweet little angel, so kind and gentle.
She helped us get our feet wet, teaching us so much about how to care for goats. We’ve had lots of memorable experiences with her over the years and plan to put her in early retirement. She has certainly earned it! Here’s to Babs, our little lovable trail blazer!
Margarita was born on Cinco de Mayo almost three years ago, hence her name. She is one of our most vocal goats, usually the first one to say hello in the morning. One thing she is known for, is making some good-looking kids. She just had her second set of twins, last month and they are incredibly cute!
A couple of things that sets Margarita apart from the others are, her sweet, floppy ears, her slight head tilt and sideways gait, which is especially cute when she’s running. That rumen, aka stomach, of hers is always filled and jiggling when she’s trotting in to feed her babies in the late afternoon.
Here’s to Margarita, our beautiful baby maker!
Cleo is 4 years old and full of attitude. She is an attentive mother and is usually covered in dirt from letting her kids jump all over her like a trampoline. She may be sweet to her kids, but she doesn’t put up with any nonsense from the other goats or any of the dogs.
As the biggest girl on the farm, she usually gets her way, especially around the hay buckets! She loves banana peels and back rubs, so be prepared if you come pay her a visit.
Baby Queen, aka Khaleesi is one of the most spoiled and attention hungry goats on the farm. She was in the first group that trained to be pack goats, and she loves hiking. And snacking. In fact, when we take her for a hike, for the first 20 mins she has to snack nonstop before we can even attempt the trail.
Baby queen shares a birthday with Heather on March 22, and has had 3 beautiful, bouncing, baby goats. Sometimes she eats so much in the summer that her stomach swells and she looks like a triangle from above.
At first we were not planning on keeping Rain Boots. His size was promising, but his attitude was a little too timid and skittish. Fortunately for all of us, he has warmed up to humans and now has a place on our team. He is not yet the largest goat in our herd, but he is well on his way. Still slightly skittish at first, once he feels comfortable around you, Rain Boots can be super affectionate. Easy big fella!
Holiday is one of our most loving goats. Whether she is mothering her babies (always born at or around Valentine’s Day) or nuzzling her humans, she is always affectionate. And for a 2 year old,
she has grown an impressive goatee. Her kids are always as sweet as she is, which is why we chose Holiday to be July’s goat of the month.
Sox is such a trouble maker. We sold her to a friend. She got out so many times, and taught her goats so many bad habits, that our friend sold Sox back to us. So in honor of her wicked ways, and
to welcome her back home, Sox is our August goat of the month.
Meet Elvis. He is the only intact buck on the farm. All the does think he is a real hunka hunka burnin’ love. His favorite bumper sticker reads, “In spring I strut, in fall I rut.” And it’s fall, y’all. He has a special cologne that he uses to lure in the ladies, and this time of year he is ripe. So be
thankful that we do not make a soap with his special scent, and tune in early next year during kidding season to see how good of a job he did.
Named for Mary Todd Lincoln, Todd was born on President's Day in 2020. We tried something new with Todd, and let him keep his boy parts longer than we usually do. We wanted to see if we could get him bigger than our pack goats usually get. We succeeded. At 8 months old, he is the same size as goats who are a year older. But he is as sweet as any of the little babies. And one cool side effect of our experiment is his superb goatee.
Last month this goat was named Marvin. Marvin got sick and it got worse fast. We didn’t think he was going to make it. But he is a determined young caprine. It took a lot of effort from Heather
and a lot of willpower from the goat, but he got better. In honor of his resolve, determination, and general fighting spirit, we renamed him Winston. His namesake said, “Success is never found.
Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.” True for goats and Englishmen.
Her given name is Chiquita, because of her small stature at birth. But don’t be fooled by her size, Banana has the heart and attitude of the biggest goat in the herd. She was picked on as a kid, so when the next year’s kids were born, she turned into a terrific bully. She always fights for her fodder, and won’t be pushed around by anybody.
Although she is tough, Banana has shown great tenderness with her first kid, Margot. She is always talking to her and looking for her, especially when Margot is hiding underneath the hay feeder. She loves her little daughter so much that yesterday they went on a big adventure, exploring the neighbor's acres through a previously undetected break in the fence.