So, we're about to get a new
hound, finally bringing new life to this household which has had
far too much death in the past few years. So what more do we need, GOATS!
One of Kym's coworkers mentioned trying to figure out what to do with all
their goats. Although they might raise many animals for meat, she was wanting
to rehome as many of these kids alive as possible. So...how could we resist?
Especially as we want to make sure that Cimmeron or
Iceman has company should something happen to one or the other.
So in November 2009, just a few days before we got Òrlaith, we got
two 8 month old kids. Elína, who had been Ellen, is a doe with a lot
of LaMancha, hence she has no ears (Cimmeron behind her actually does, but
they're hidden in this photo). Randvér, formerly Randy, is a whether
with large ears we got to keep her company. We we went with
Norse names due to Aaron's patron's affiliation with goats and, well, then
we didn't have to make much change.
We figure we'd probably not have a lot of luck "disposing" kids either, so
we're not rushing to breed Elína when she's old enough. But we're
keeping the option open if we end up feeling it's a possibility. For now,
they're pets. And possible playmates for both the Minis and Gleann. However,
at the moment the horses seem to scare the goats and the goats utterly terrorize
Gleann. But we think things will work out eventually.