Sunday, May 3, 2009

meet the new kid

53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!Congrats!!

May 3, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute.

May 3, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Congratulations. You've got yourself a lawn mower. My sister-in-law raises goats. She has a farm named Mint Meadows in Erieville, NY. She breeds them, sells them and makes soap from the milk.

May 3, 2009 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are in for tons of fun now!! The new kid is cutie too.

May 3, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too cute; congratulations! what's its name?

May 3, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger granny said...

Thats one lucky kid,going to very loving new home :0)

May 3, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

Yay for you, Jenna! What kind of goat is he/she and what are you planning for its use? And hey, I thought you were going to a poultry swap, haha; what kind of poultry is the kid? :-)

May 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Hunington said...

Very cute! Troggenberg? Dairy? You will be totally surprised by how high goats can jump, and how tricky they are in getting out of penned areas and into your garden -- hope you have strong fences (i.e. fences a 150-pound goat could lean on and not collapse). I once witnessed one of my goats take a running start off of raised terrace so he could "fly" 8 feet over my fence to reach the tasty garden. Good luck!

May 3, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger s said...

jenna, i just SQUEALED! and did this crazy thing where i sort of flapped my hands in front of my face. GOAT!!

May 3, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

umm umm umm.
I think fencing is about to become a major issue!

May 3, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger TommyD, CT said...

I've read recently about using an electrick fence on the inside of the regular fence to keep goats from leaning their way through the regular fence. Seems it only takes a few times before they learn.
Either that or buried and concreted 4x4s for posts with wire rope threaded through the fencing.
Seems like the electrick fence would be less work.
Good luck with your garden.
Tom

May 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Anonymous the french mule rider said...

Humm looks like an escape specialist ...

May 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Lynnanne said...

OHG! We just looked at two Toggs today! Am considering bringing one home. Used to have one back in the 80s... love the breed. What's the age of the little doll in your arms?

May 3, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

he's a two week old alpine/troggenber cross. he's going to be a packgoat, if I get to keep him. The sheep were not happy to see him...

May 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Little Ant said...

Jenna your new baby is so cute. Picked out a name yet?

May 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

name suggestions are welcome!

right now it's either:

Eli
Tintype
Finn

May 3, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Toby said...

Teach him to play king of the hill! You and he will love it. No hill? Hay bails work great!

May 3, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Kalee said...

I vote for Finn :) after Huck?

May 3, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me, he is definitely a "Finn."

May 3, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

Definitely Finn.

May 3, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

OMG! I just bought her twin sister today! I hope you got a better deal. I paid California prices!

She's a doll.

May 3, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Oops! He's a doll, sorry.

Mine is pure Togg but they could be sibs. My sheep don't get along either. The lady I bought the goat from said I have to get another goat to keep the Togg company. We are going to get one from our neighbor across the way. For now, poor little goat is very lonely.

May 3, 2009 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Little Ant said...

Finn seems like a name that will suit him well though my son says he looks like a Charlie.

May 3, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

As much as I like naming something Tintype, I think he most definitely a Finn. He's so adorable Jenna. I'm praying for you so everything works out. Can't wait to hear stories about this kid.

May 3, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh gosh.

You're living the dream.
So so so so cute.
Any plans to expand the operation. Milk goats?
I really want a goat co-op.

May 3, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Finn MacCumhail

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/f/finn_mac_cumhail.html

Remember if your fence won't hold water, it won't hold a goat.

pgrass101

May 4, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute!!!

May 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Darx said...

Hey, that's not poultry! Super cute, though. Congrats! Your flock grows :)

May 4, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have some strange poultry in VT!

I don't know if electric fence works for goats. If it does, start with a small area so that he contacts the fence often first.

May 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweetheart!

Shelley (Boise, ID)

May 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Be warned - goats are like potato chips. :)

May 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sheep will either ignore, or worse, hurt him. You should get another goat for him. Even within the sheep species, you have have fights with new members to the flock.

May 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

I vote for Finn.

May 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Awww...Looks like a Toggenburg! What are your plans with him/her? Goat milk is wonderful!

May 4, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, how cute! I vote for Finn. :)

May 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

I LOVE GOATS!! What an adorable addition to your farm.

May 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

He is soooo cute!!!!! I second the name Finn!!!!! I love goats as well! I actually have a pic of a baby goat (taken at last year's county fair) on my cell phone. I'm corny, I know.

Hey Jenna! Love the book and your blog.....do you mind if I put a link to your blog on my blog, listed under my favorites?

May 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm so jealous! My hubby and I went to visit a goat farm a week or so ago and I'm in love. We don't have the space for a goat right now...but some day! Congrats on the new baby!

May 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Chelli said...

Definately Finn!

May 4, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay!! I've always wanted a goat or three. I was wondering when you were going to get one. Congratulations!

May 4, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Finn!! I love it, too cute!

May 4, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, so cute and the little collar -- just too much!
Congrats!

May 4, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Shari said...

I like the name Tintype, but it looks like Finn is winning the majority of the vote. Great names either way!

I look forward to hearing more about him. Good luck!

May 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm getting two Toggenburg (btw note the breed's spelling) milkers in June. Heed the warnings about the fencing. Goats are supreme escape artists. Premier Fencing has information on using electric fencing for goats. If you don't opt for electric fencing, using cattle panels connected together and attached to wooden fence posts will keep them in as well-don't forget to make sure the gate is just as secure as the rest of the fence--they'll spend all day looking for the weak spot. If you look on Craigslist or ask around you can find cattle panels almost free for the taking. But whatever you opt for it needs to be tight! My vote's for Finn.

May 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Holy! Goats are my favourite! Name?

May 4, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your poultry must have been mighty fine to get such a cutie in a swap. Maude is going to pitch a fit.

He's a Finn. Definitely.

May 5, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I vote for Finn!

May 5, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Finn as well! He's one lucky kid!

May 5, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Dahlia ChanTang said...

what a cutie!

May 5, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Artful Gathering said...

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR NEW ADDITION!

May 5, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be the cover of your next book!

May 5, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whata cute picture! love Finn's markings! ...debbie

May 6, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Congrats! My dream is to have a goat farm. I can't wait to read about your experiences with your cutie-pie kid!

May 9, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

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