Day 285: Meet Ziva

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We picked up Ziva yesterday and she’s settling in just fine. She rode home just fine and re-met her sister.
Truthfully, they’re half sisters. They have the same daddy. However, being apart for a month means they get to battle for the boss position in their newly forming herd.

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The battle was surprisingly spirited! Lots of slamming heads and horns. I took some video of them going at it. The above picture was when (I assume) they knocked themselves a little dazed. They were resting and nudging each other at this point.

Ziva (formally Cherry Bomb) is kind of a dirty fighter. She goes for cheap shots when Denka isn’t paying attention and nips at her ears. Even without the cheap shots, Ziva has about 10 pounds on Denka and is much more stocky.

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Do you like her pretty blue collar? I picked it out at TSC. I think she looks quite pretty.
Our triad of herd mamas is almost complete. Ziva is the most chill, Denka is a little more shifty with people and the third goat (we haven’t fully decided) is quite skittish—we will have to work with her a lot.

What do you think of our new family member?

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New Goat Coming Soon

These are pictures from the Triple Holler Boer Goat website.
Her name is Cherry Bomb and we are picking her up Friday.

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Kit is convinced he wants to rename her, but I’m not so sure. Cherry isn’t a terrible name for a goat.
Denka is going to pleased I think. Maybe not pleased she will have to butt another goat out of her food bowl but definitely happy for the company.
Cherry already has a little blue lead and collar ready for her when she comes home.

This goat and Denka were born a few days apart and will have their first birthdays in early March. I will make sure to get a picture of her pretty face when we get her home.

Day 134: Boer Goats

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Kit was really sad that the cattle were being changed out from dairy to beef aso we weren’t able to see them.
We did however get to see a bunch of Boer goats. This little doe right here is pretty much what their coloring should look like. There were some all red and others with different coloring.
Boer goats or Rolly Polly goats, as I called them,  are meat goats and need to have a substantial girth from front to back.

How do I know what a Boer goat should look like? We watched about two hours of competition. Since goats aren’t huge in this state the competitions were small and the attandance was low but the judge took it all very seriously. After each judgement she got a mic and said why she chose number one.
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It was really funny because it didn’t take long to pick up on her verbal habits. “I really appreciate the girth in this doe, front to back.” She appreciated EVERY doe for some reason. If it wasn’t good enough the sentence might begin, “If I had to change anything I would really like to see a straighter hind end”

After leaving this area and leaving the state fair we went to eat supper. Have you ever been to Tom + Chee in Louisville? So so good.