Friday, June 19, 2009

Goats In The Garden?


Please meet Cinnamon and Sugar (no, we didn't name them). They are our mini goats. They are year old sisters, a mix of pygmy, nigerian dwarf, and nubian. We bought them last spring, but they had been living with their breeder. Today we drove two hours into Pennsylvania to pick them up. We live in suburbia, so they didn't come here. They moved in with our friends Sarah and Rick who have more animals than anyone I've met, including about eight other goats, mostly pygmy.


Cinnamon is the more gregarious sister. She is also the mouthy one. After an uneventful drive into Pennsylvania, we got to listen to a lot of lip from Cin on the way home. Apparently, she did not want us to speak, especially me. And she did not want us to stop. You know, for red lights and such. We compromised. No talking, but we stop for lights.
Sugar is more shy than her sister. She also has a delicate "maa" compared to her sister's "MAAAAA." She is also clever. While Cin was getting to know (read: distracting) the other goats at the new place, Sugar was snarffing the food at the new place.
You'll probably hear more about Cin and Sugar from time to time. Especially if they get out and eat Sarah's flowers. But that's not going to happen. Right?

7 comments:

islandgardener said...

Wonderful post...I know what you mean about the distinction between the sounds. Between my two geese, one is softer and the other is, well, just honkier! Where in PA? I'm from Harrisburg, but have lived many places in eastern PA. Leave on my blotanical messages, please...Janet

chaiselongue said...

Oh, they're beautiful! I can imagine your journey with them. Many years ago when we kept goats we drove through the centre of Oxford with one of them in the back of the car ... and attracted a lot of funny looks. They do like being with humans and definitely have distinctive characters. I'd keep them again if I had the space, time and energy. I'm looking forward to hearing more about yours.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Cute goats. I guess you don't have to cut the grass. lol

lynn'sgarden said...

I love their coloring..and appropriate names..very cute!
Lynn

Vaiva said...

Wow, the are sooo sweet... How big do these goats grow?

Meg said...

I. love. your. goats!

Maggie said...

Thanks for all the comments! Cin and Sugar are very sweet girls. And Vaiva, they are about as big as they'll get. Nigerian dwarf does run 17-21 inches at the withers and Pygmy Goat does run 16-22 inches at the withers. I expect these two will fill out a little with age. Nubians are larger, but since these two are over a year now, I expect they won't get any taller.

(Hi Meg! Got horses yet?!)