Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien


My dear friend, Jill, has to move.  She is devastated that she had to give up her goats.  She trusts us to spoil our goats and entrusted us with her “baby”, a large registered Saanen who yesterday gave us a gallon of  milk without kicking or sitting in the bucket.  Oh happy day.  Dear Katrina is on Craigslist.  The Saanen is Elsa’s mother and the two of them will make, not only excellent milkers for our homestead, but very sweet pets as well.


Jill sold the rest of her goats to our friends, Rob and Amy, who are still waiting to break ground on their house so we were called to babysit until they can move the goats to their property.  Out of Jill’s car jumped a one week old Alpine with the most beautiful markings, a year old Saanen/Alpine mix, and the most adorable four week old Dwarf wether.  He is cute.  He screams like a little girl and gets lost easily.  In the living room.  They also bought our Buttercup, Katrina’s doeling, so all counted, we have seven goats on the back porch, four babies total, with three of them being bottle fed on different schedules.  Their schedules written out on the new chalkboard kitchen door.  Forget Prozac, we have goat kids.  A goat nursery is the number one way to lighten one’s mood.


4 thoughts on “A Comical Goat Nursery

  1. Janice says:

    Lucky you!! We have a Saanen/Nubian that is an amazing milker … and Saanen/Nubian/Alpine that is a FF and doing beautifully. Lovely personalities. Calm, gentle, fantastic moms. Lots of our babies have the beautiful Alpine markings as well. I know you’re busy – but isn’t it an amazing kind of busy? 🙂

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Busy is good! Amy’s alpine (the one I am holding) looks like a Husky. So beautiful!

  2. debweeks says:

    OMG!! I’m having serious goat envy right now. They are amazing and I’m thrilled that you are getting an opportunity to enjoy so many of them at once. Careful though, I hear they are addictive and you could find most of them staying on your little farm if you’re not careful 🙂

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Emily already said we are stealing the little boy. He is a little love.

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