With spring right around the corner and bursts of warm sunny days now, all the animals at the farm are getting antsy for fresh green grass to munch on, open fields to roam, bugs and slugs to dig up …
With spring right around the corner and bursts of warm sunny days now, all the animals at the farm are getting antsy for fresh green grass to munch on, open fields to roam, bugs and slugs to dig up and eat, and dirt to roll in.
Brownie, one of the two 11-year-old Nigerian dwarf goats that reside at the farm, is happily basking in the recent rays of sunshine. After Daisy the donkey had time to settle in at the farm and get comfortable with her surroundings, Brownie and his brother Blackie were moved to our farm, where Daisy was more than ready to take on guarding duty over the boys.
Blackie and Brownie originally came from a place where the goats were being abused and neglected, but another local farm rescued the goats and the farmer was able to nurse most of them back to health, giving them a chance to find loving homes where they could live their lives happily. The boys needed to find homes together because they were so close and bonded, so they both ended up coming to our farm. Brownie was much more relaxed and easy-going, while Blackie was more skittish and standoffish.
Brownie immediately had no issues moving into a new home and settled in quickly, showing his brother the ropes and that his new scary owners could be trusted.
Brownie is generally a very quiet and mellow goat, but he is smart and sneaky. He used to open the bolt lock on the double Dutch door to their barn with his mouth when he thought no one was around, so he could get inside on nice sunny days to pig out on hay.
He sometimes still gets his head stuck in the hayrack after jamming it in somehow—he has long curly horns. His favorite things are his brother, sunbathing, snuggles and hugs from everyone, scratches behind his horns, frolicking through the field, eating pine needles and his special sleeping quarters in the barn.
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