Welcome Asa From Arlington

Today we went to New Moon Farm Goat Rescue to look for another pack goat.  Zeus is doing so well but can’t carry all of our backpacking gear so we were looking for a pal. While we were there we figured we would help out too.  Above is Tom after dumping a load of manure, and below is me after scooping a pen out.

And this is Asa wanting to come to our home.  He is believed to be a Boer-Dairy goat cross.  He is only 10 months old so should grow to be a big boy.

So here he is in the back of the truck heading home.

We drove through Arlington,

stopped for goodies,

and, after fighting tulip traffic, made it home.

And here he is meeting the donkeys (or vice versa) in his new home.

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14 Responses to Welcome Asa From Arlington

  1. Krista M says:

    He will really be a pack goat? I thought you did the mules or llamas for that? He is a cutie though. Enjoy! Has Patches(I think that is who you showed) kidded yet?

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    • He hopefully will be. We tried llamas without much luck. So we are training goats this time. There are more people friendly and food motivated so we have some confidence that they will be more cooperative. Plus Zeus weighs nearly as much as our llamas do.

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  2. Krista M says:

    Oops, it was Magpie. April is due 4/26 so any time….and her doeling is due 5/19. They look like twins except her doeling, Peace Out, has horns. Should be interesting to see what they throw this year.

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  3. Nancy K. says:

    What a handsome boy! You’ll be the best appointed hikers on the trails…

    Thank you so much for the email, Donna. It is very much appreciated.

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  4. Jody says:

    Wow he is a big boy…home sweet home 🙂
    I see you have guard donkeys?
    Hubbert Farms bought a miniature guard donkey (she just gave birth last week to a male) and she will be kept in with the sheep.

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    • We are hoping he will get as big as Zeus.
      We have donkeys. I bought Olivia as a guard but learned I could not keep her on pasture with the sheep or goats because she became dangerously fat. I even tried a mask to keep her from eating so much. So we put her in a wood chip pen and bought Marty to keep her company. The problem with Marty is that although he was neutered he attacks the kids and lambs and even killed Bambam who had snuck through the gate into their area. So they guard behind a very good fence and we have llamas in the pasture with the critters guarding there.

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  5. denise says:

    Is that rocky I see in the cab? he must be feeling a little better off he’s going on field trips. 🙂

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    • Yes that is Rocky. He is actually in the truck because we cannot trust him not to go crazy over bicyclists nor can we trust him in the house not to destroy everything he can get his mouth on. He actually did quite well in the kennel while were at New Moon. He is feeling better but we don’t want a set back.

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  6. Teresa says:

    So great that you were helping at the rescue farm. Asa looks like he will be an awesome pack goat!

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  7. Kathy says:

    I am interested in an Angora Rabbit, and I was wondering if you were at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby Oregon last September Selling your Angora Rabbits?

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    • Hello Kathy,

      I was not at Oregon Flock and Fiber last year. I have been before but not with our rabbits. I just sell them from the farm. I have two bucks for sale. One is red and one is reddish brown (rufous-factored chocolate torte). They both look a little funny now after plucking and shearing but I could send you photos of them from prior to their hair cuts if you’d like.

      Donna

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