Enjoying the “Nubies”.

We – Daddy, Isaac, Poppy, Bobo, various friends, and I – are SO enjoying Emily and Me. I truly never knew what a great addition these Nubian kids would be to our entire family. Now I can’t imagine life without them. They follow me everywhere, play with us and the dogs, entertain us with their constant jumping antics, and actually love to cuddle.

But there is still so much I need to learn about them. I have read 2 books – cover to cover – about the care, keeping, breeding and milking of goats. I have joined a few Nubian Goat yahoo groups, and regularly visit my local Blue Seal feed store to talk “goats”. But I still feel like I know nothing about them. Just like I did when I first got into chickens …. now the knowledge of their care and keeping comes so natural to me. It won’t be long before I find goats easy to keep … hopefully. And then I will have to add another species to our ever growing homestead. Next … sheep.

Oh – and caring for farm animals makes for perfect homeschool lessons. Always a bonus. So – the more we get, the smarter my boy gets —- at least that’s the line I am feeding my husband.

Enjoy your day.


Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.