Our new little goatie!

Oh my gosh…  a baby goat is just the funnest thing in the world.  Pretty much.

Princess Buttercup is just settling into our life like she’s been here forever.  The first two days she was inside the house because we were having a pretty nasty cold snap and harsh weather.  I know she would have been fine out in the big barn but to be honest, I really didn’t want to have to trudge out there several times a day to feed her!!!  (Yeah, I can be lazy sometimes too!)  But it was also pretty cold, and I really wanted her to bond with us.

So with a package of cheap diapers and a lot of patience, little Buttercup moved in and totally stole our hearts!  There’s nothing like having a little goofball goat doeling leaping from couch to chair to dog and back again!

Evee was fine with her as long as she didn’t get too close to her toys.  But Ratchet?  He just fell in LOVE with her.  He would just follow her around, all the time, big and dopey with his tail wagging constantly.  He would lay there and let the little wort climb all over him.  He would snuffle her and just loved to be around her!  I guess he must have been a livestock guardian dog in a past life!

But the best part was that she loves to lay in your arms, on your lap.  Once she has her bottle, she wants up in your arms to take a little snoozy nap.  It’s so darling.  She’s just a wee bit bigger than our cats!!!  Just amazing.  I’m sure that when she’s a 50 pound goat it might not be as endearing but right now, it just melts your heart!!!

She had to move out to the big barn eventually and she’s doing fine, but in the meanwhile, enjoy this little gallery of her stay in the big house!!!

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the banjo player for Deepwater Bluegrass, and the editor of BuckeyeBluegrass.com as well as the main graphic designer of the Westvon Publishing empire. She is a renaissance woman of many talents and has two lovely daughters and a rehab mobile home homestead to raise.


Our new little goatie! — 2 Comments

  1. Oh no you have been bit by the goat bug now. I’m sorry to say they are just like chips you can’t have just one. Congrats on the new addition.

    • Haha… well I already have three of the little critters… I think that will be enough! I know that I’ll have to breed Buttercup if I want to have a milk goat next year and I’m not sure what I will do with the baby or babies… probably keep it if it’s a doe, and not sure if it’s a buckling! Pretty sure I don’t want to breed the angoras unless I just find a lucrative market for their wool. I think two will give me plenty of fiber for my needs! Still, they are super stupid cute!!!!