Sophie Fatale

She’s a nubian dairy goat who came to our farm when one of our original nubians didn’t work out.  She replaced Dulcinea, who wasn’t properly disbudded (or dehorned).  We have a strict no horns allowed policy.  We figured since we’re new to animal handling, we didn’t want to have to worry about getting gored.  Disbudding isn’t pleasant, it’s done with a hot disbudding iron.  We do it ourselves with the kids born on our farm,  it’s my absolute least favorite part of farming.  Sophie had two kids last Spring.  She was a little skitterish before then, but got used to being handled during milking.  She’s a beauty who doesn’t live up to her dangerous name at all.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 20:19:58

    Hi Connie, I love your blog. Come here every few days just to relax and see what’s new. The pix and write-ups are perfect length and content to give me a quick ‘smile’ break before usually getting back to work. Stay warm. Lisa


  2. Connie
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 21:14:45

    Thanks so much Lisa, it’s nice to know you’re catching up with us! Don’t work too too hard (but nice job on keeping the stock up!)


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