Red Wicket Market Farm is a small farm 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, near Slate Run Metropark. Breeding Black Ameraucanas and Black Copper Marans to the Standard of Perfection, as well as some Olive Eggers just for fun.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meet the New Goats

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that we have two new members of our farm family: two goats that needed homes.

This is Petunia.


She's a pygmy goat cross. She has only one horn because someone tried to debud her (keep her horns from growing) when she was young, but it didn't take on one side. Does this make her a unicorn? :)

This is Kramer.


Kramer is a very nice looking pygmy goat. He's the teeniest, cutest goat I've ever seen. After seeing him, I feel a full-blown pygmy goat obsession coming on... If a full-grown male is this cute, can you imagine what a pygmy goat kid looks like? I think I'm in love.

The two new goats have settled in quite well, but Flopsy Goat isn't sure of them yet. She was used to bossing the chickens around, but Petunia is definitely the boss goat of this bunch. I don't think Flopsy likes the change. She's going to have to get used to it though, because we adopted the new goats to keep her from getting lonely. I don't think she's ready to thank me quite yet...

Take care everyone, and don't get stuck in the mud! I'm not a fan of this "mud season in January" thing. Where's my snow?