Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Kermit is a crossbred goat who was born here a few years ago. His mother, Jan, was a petite black Nubian. His father was one of the big white Angora bucks. Kermit weighs at least 125 pounds and is probably our pushiest goat. He has no problem using his horns to keep me in line. That can be a problem, especially during breeding season when he does not want to be kept in a single pasture.
His heritage is such that in the winter he grows a thick white coat that resembles his father's mohair. In the spring he totally sheds out to his black, coarse Nubian coat. He's quite a character and usually the cause of most of my frustration in the pasture but it looks like he's been here so long that we just have to keep him.