Show season came and went very quickly - probably as I have spent the summer re-roofing the building - the goats did well at the shows. Now it's Billy time and the boys get to perform!!
Pygmy goats make excellent pets because they are easy to raise and handle, they are small, fun, affectionate, inquisitive and playful. They need shelter, food, company and like some sort of structure to climb and butt on. They will pretty much come when called – and at feed time will beat you to their house. They are very entertaining.
2019 kidding season has finished – 20 lovely kids playing on the hill when the weather allows! It has been the longest kidding season I have had and just grateful all girls kidded before lambing. Sadly I lost Bess due to a kidding complication which was a big blow and now I have an orphan to look after – he is rather confused having fed from mum then a bottle. All are growing well, very funny watching the tiny ones chasing the older kids up the hill, they are so brave and so tiny. Looking forward to the showing season and seeing everyone again. A new billy will be at the Blackwater this summer, that will be exciting.
Brucklay Pygmy Goats have Moved – If I knew what moving a smallholding would be like before we started I wouldn’t have entertained the idea – but there you go – hindsight is a great thing. We moved south out of Aberdeenshire into Perth & Kinross and closer to family – everything has to be started from scratch so we have a good few years of hard work – but also exiting times. Still renovating as I wrote that some time ago but hopefully this year 2019 I will get a home to live in.
Please Note – pygmy goats are not good “mowers” if you have ground you want mowed give Shetland sheep a thought – come and see our flock who eat out of our hands, come to a bucket and love attention, except for one of the black ones who is way too canny!!!
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