Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Good Farmer's Guide to Goat Breeding

After the disappointment of Dottie's less then successful "gettin' good & knocked up" last year I decided that I needed my own little buck on the little farm.  I bought Pip. 

This was at the end of April or the beginning of May.  He was about eight weeks old.  He is now about eight months old.  Just prime for lovin.  When I bought him I also bought Chi-Chi.  She is a registered Nigerian Dwarf about 3 years old. 

So with Dottie and Stella that makes three does and one buck.  In my infinite planning and farm wisdom the does will be bred with Pip this month and we will have little babies in May. 

It will work out perfectly.  Nothing will go wrong this year.  I have it all planned out. 

Wait, what was that noise?

Now how on earth did that happen?


Hey, how you doin'?

I've got BABIES!!!!

Smiles from the farm,


  1. A mysterious man is a wonder to behold. Congratulations!

  2. Lisa, girlfriend!!! Those are so cute, I think I am in love.....Char

  3. Awwwwwwe! Goat babies!! Yeah you! You're quite the matchmaker. 'Coarse the odds are in his favor. :)

  4. Oh my gosh, just found your blog... the babies are gorgeous! We had a cria here very unexpectedly 2 weeks ago, surprised the heck out of us!

    Can't wait to read more of your blog!

  5. Congratulations on the newcomers! Is there anything sweeter? I think not. Nothing like goat love I guess.
    Hugs, Kathleen

  6. That's the best kind of surprise! Baby goats! There is nothing cuter than a Nigerian baby to boot.

  7. Wait! I'm confused. Who's the mama? Stella? Anyway, that's very cool! Congrats on the goat grands! ~Lili

  8. Congratulations! I have a problem with two virgin bucks and two virgin does. I thought they could handle things on their own so to speak. I think I have frustrated goat syndrome here.