Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meet the New Girl - Sunny

You know, I was so excited about the business end of our new girl that I never got around the rest of her! Meet the new girl, Sunny

Of course, every time I see her I want to say "Why the long face?" Its another one of my stupid jokes and I say it every time I see a horse.  Or Sunny.  Debbie looks like some kind of small fry now.

Sunny is an older, full size La Mancha doe. She is part of a prize winning herd and has spectacular kids. In her younger days she was a show girl but now she's a brood doe who's kids are shipped all over the country to herdsfolks eager to have them. I love her because she's kinda bossy and kinda pushy - kinda like me.

She immediately gathered up all the little ones around her. To my knowledge she hasn't nursed her own babies - but wow she loves all our little skip poppers! She even lets them sip off her. Nibble's tiny babies very nearly passed out when they saw Sunny's huge udder. With as much milk as she produces all the "treats" the babies get don't even make a dent her in production.

I'm not sure what the other momma's think of all the attention Sunny gives their babies - but I think they are glad for the help. All except for Nibbles - of course. She thinks she deserves a special nanny for her kids. I heard her talking on her cell to her frenemies in the herd next door. She was telling them that she needed more "me time" and wanted to concentrate on her career as a full time dairy gal.

I'm sure you'll be hearing more about the new gal - and especially with all the cheese making we'll be doing and all the other stuff we do with all this milk.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


Naomi said...

Now I can admire her more. She's very pretty!

How is Vita taking the newcomer? Sounds like you have some interesting herd dynamics now?

Mr. H. said...

It sounds as though you have got yourself quite the fantastic goat there. What you said about Nibbles...so funny (and sadly, sometimes so true in the realm of human mommys).

Autumn said...

Hello Sunny! It is nice to meet you. Bill says Hi!

Oh, Nibbles. Man up a little.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Actually, Naomi, she and Vita are from the same herd so they knew each other. There is a lot of bossiness going on tho... they will work it out.

Hey Mr. H - she is amazing. I was worried that the babies were sippin' off her but a professional goat friend told me how lucky we were to have a doe who would adopt others. So double yay!

Hey Autumn and Bill! We are guessing that as soon as the neighbor's buck smells, her Sunny is gonna have a new boyfriend. Fast.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

My goodness just excitement going on your farm, it's a wonder you get any work done :o)..It seems your herd is really growing ...I can't wait until next year to see how many more kids you'll have and...cheeses galore, don't forget to post the recipes! I still can't find a fresh milk supply :o(

Weekend Cowgirl said...

I think Sunny is adorable!!!!! And with personality too.

Chai Chai said...

Can Gulliver be used as a girls name? She looks like a Giant among the Lilliputians.

Vita and Nibbles were have a discussion about Sunny and, well, this short clip should sum it up:


basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Sunny is really pretty. And I bet all the babies around here think they have died and gone to milk heaven. And she does look really big in that picture compared to the others!

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

She's a former showgirl, of course she has attitude! I Love it!

Summersweet Farm said...

Wow, you got another one! Lucky you! I can't wait to hear more details about her milk production. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do over here - look at all the things that go on in the world when I nearly abandon the internet for a few days. :)

Chai Chai said...

Sunny looks like a giant among the Lilliputians.

Vita and Nibbles had a disagreement about ummm, Sunny's assets and when they approached her it ended something like this:


Ohiofarmgirl said...

Can you believe, Ginny, that we are just now starting to "ramp up" to full working speed?

hey WCG! She is something else - a little pushy but we are working on that.

CC - YOU are spectacular!

B2B - they were like kids in the candy store.. I'm telling you their eye BUGGED out of their little heads.

SSF - you can't imagine the epic milking day we had today.. more on that in a bit.

David - the showgirls seem to want to be fed peeled grapes and fanned with palm fronds...and oh how they complain about the service!

CC - yikes! I published you twice. But its twice as funny!

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