Our next two goats, Jenny and Honey (short for Honeysuckle), who are also Alpines, we got from a place that was getting out of goats up in Virginia, about two weeks after we got the bucks. Jenny is a first freshener, and was born on March 20, 2013. She kidded with twins on May 14 of this year. Honey was one of the twins.
When we lost Sweet Gum, we were all of a sudden looking for a companion goat. I decided that we would get any breed of goat, just so long as it was a wether and very nearby. I contacted Pinnacle Hills Goat Farm, a farm less than thirty minutes from ours, and they said they had a wether for sale. They also said he was very attached to his sister, please consider getting her, too, and they sent a pic. Well, I think it was the pic that made us willing to get them both. Thus Pinky and Binky came to live at our farm and we got another breed of goat, Nigerian dwarves. Pinky and Binky were born on May 5th of this year.
I think it's going to be really good to have Nigerians, because, unlike all other breeds of goats, they can be bred all year round. (Other goats can only be bred in the fall.) Since you have to stop milking a goat for the last two months of her pregnancy, some farms (Merry Oaks, and soon us) have two breeds and stagger breeding, so there will not be a space in the late winter/early spring when you are all of a sudden without milk. Pinky will be ready to breed in the spring, so she will provide next winter's milk.
Here are some pictures of the newest goats and some of the others, too.
Binky's on the left and Pinky on the right: