Wow! This is the twentieth week of posts!
People get on a scale to see how much they weigh. We weigh goats differently. We don't have a scale because scales for animals are very expensive. We have something called a 'weight tape.' It's a tape measure that we put around the goat's chest right behind their front legs. The spot behind their legs is called the 'heart girth.'
Here's what it looks like.
|Penny weighs about 110 pounds. She will be a mommy in April!|
She weighs a little more than two first graders.
|We put her on the milk stand every morning. She doesn't give milk yet, but we want her to get used to being up here.|
|Penny is about 24" tall.|
How tall are you?
|Annie is a big goat! She weighs about 230 pounds. She is bigger than the tape measure so we have to make a good guess. She weighs about as much as 5 first graders!|
|Hi Annie! Annie will have her kids in April, too.|
|Annie is 31" tall.|
|Clover is very old for a goat. She isn't going to have kids this spring.|
|Clover weighs about 175 pounds. That is a little less than four first graders.|
|Clover is 27" tall.|
|This is Misty. She is about 4 years old.|
|She weighs almost as much as her mother, Annie. Misty weighs about 220 pounds. She weighs a little bit less than five first graders.|
|She is about 30" tall.|
|We don't really know how much Echo weighs. She is a mini Jersey so she probably weighs about 400 pounds. That is almost the same as nine first graders!|
|She is about 43" tall.|
|We don't know how much Remi weighs, either.|
|Remi is about 41" tall. He is almost as big as Echo. He will be full grown when he is about 2 years old. He will weigh about 800 pounds when he is done growing. That is more than 17 first graders!|
|We can't have a pig because it is against the law in our town to have pigs on our farm. No one in our town is allowed to have pigs.|
I like our farm!
I like to work hard, I like to spend time with the animals. I like working in the garden in the spring and summer. I like sharing our farm with other people, too!
Do you like our farm?
Next week I'll answer more questions. I'll also show you a little bit more about goat's mouths. Do you want to see what goat teeth look like?
Have a great week!
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