Austin was born just one day after Jax, April 5, 2021. He came to live with us when we got home from our Idaho trip. Since he’d had a few days being on mom, he was really stubborn and difficult to switch to a bottle. I was afraid he was going to starve himself to death! But he eventually got the hang of it.

Taking their bottles

Even though he was wethered (castrated), Austin has a very bold, vocal personality-quite the opposite of Jax’s mild manners-but they are best buddies. Jax just lets Austin do the talking!

Baby Austin
Austin as a yearling

Austin is Jax’s companion when it’s not breeding season. I move them around the property together to work on weeds and blackberries.  They are a team!

Cleaning bindweed off the fence

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