Wow ... we just more than doubled our goat population. And just as we are in the process of finishing the infrastructure for 20 goat pens, We have 15 goats including a male and a baby and we were thinking about trying to buy another 5 female goats. But, Hernan who lives in nearby Alegria called yesterday. We met Hernan a few weeks ago. Tirzo took Efrain, Lauren and me to see this close-by goat farm. The visit with Hernan in Alegria helped us in our planning for our new goat houses and milking parlor. Anyway, yesterday he called to say he is ill and needs to sell hs goats immediately. So in the afternoon I went with Efrain, Lauren and Hannah to check out the goats. We made an offer that also included a 60+ year old hand-powered "picadora" (a hand-powered machine that cuts grasses to feed animals). This morning at 6:00am Efrain, Esteban, Hannah and I went to meet Jose with his truck at Hernan's place in Alegria. It took a long time because Hernan and his wife were giving us instructions about the goats and the goat milk market. Hernan had a table with info on the goats by name and number. We tagged the goats so we would know who they are. Hernan and his wife were emotional about saying "adios" to the goats. But, we invited them to visit the goats at FRP. Our goats have great areas for pasture and a beautiful new home being built. Hernan gave us info on his local customers. Arriving at the farm Roger, Miguel and Juan helped us off-load the goats and picadora. Hannah helped collect the goats to put on the truck and to off-load at the farm. Hannah especially protected the baby pure white goat that she named Teddy Blanca. So, ...we now are the biggest goat milk and cheese producers in the area. Oh well ... there are not many goat producers. But, we really love them. The new male was named Tevia by Lauren because of his beard. He is one cool ram. We are hoping to more ahead with a good goat business. With 31 goats (29 females and 2 males) we can increase the herd on our own over the next years. So, we have "Cabras La Perla" (La Perla Goats). L'Chaim. Pura Vida. Dr. Paulo
8/4/2020 11:30:16 am
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