June 3, 2019 Update - This sweet goat has been such a blessing to us and we have been spending a lot of time with her. She had company for a day because one of the neighbors goats got out and hung out with her, But alas we have to return the Alpine buck to its grateful owner.
We haven’t had time and finances to build her a proper pen so we turn the deck out behind our bedroom, into her sleeping quarters. So all day she’s out on a long soft horse lead eating clover to her delight and on our 6 ft high deck with our pups just the inside of the door keeping an eye on her all night through the glass until we get the other Anatolian pup that will sleep with her. And watch the latest movies through the window.
The first night every move she made the dogs barked so we didn’t hardly get any sleep but now we’re all settled down and have a routine. She starts banging on the ground and on the door at about six in the morning. That’s our cue to take her down and put her on a rope so she can start eating. On dusk she starts bleating asking for us to put her into her pen. We release the lead and she runs up the stairs to the bedroom deck!
Nubi-mamma gets a friend and two protectors
My husband couldn’t remember her name so he started calling her newbie/Nubi lol However when I combined the two names - Nubi and Jamamma calling her Nubi-mamma she responds to her name like a dog. It’s so funny she’s attached to my husband so much that she rarely leaves his side as he is working.
June 9th, 2019 -update
Bianca who has kidded twins, two times, is the sweetest goat and a good friend to Nubi-mamma
Nubi and Bianca got a pen upgrade and are happy sharing a little house that the both run into as soon as it gets dark.
We let her eat all day so she can fatten up because when she’s about 80 pounds we will breed her, Nubians like to be bred and go on heat around late August- September. It’s so funny when my husband goes into the house for anything she’s good for a few minutes and then all the sudden she realizes he’s gone and she will start bleating and then he and she stops then he calls out the window and lets her know where he is and she resumes her meal. By the way, she loves poison ivy and has cleaned up all the low leaves which will save me a bit of itching this Summer.
One day we were gone for the day in Huntsville and we were delayed getting home before dark. When we arrived home there was a terrible storm and it was rainy, windy, trees were down and the goat's pen had been blown over ! The goats thankfully were out in the pasture but Moana, our 120 lb Anatolian Pyrenees Shepard dog went out and stayed with our goats to keep them comforted during the storm even though it was pouring down rain. What an excellent livestock shepherd!