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  1. chopsuey

    hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts

    Eeeeeeeee so cute!!!!

  2. arosebyany

    clementine / 955 posts

    Omg!!! Too cute, my SIL's goat is about to have hers any day now I hope she has quads 😊

  3. Crystal

    grapefruit / 4028 posts

    Sooooooo cute!!!!

  4. honeybear

    nectarine / 2085 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: I will be looking forward to it! I showed the photos to LO, too--he's a huge fan!

  5. NavyRN2012

    persimmon / 1447 posts

    I love goats, and these babies are the cutest ever!

  6. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

  7. MrsKerch

    apricot / 256 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: goatie pile! Squee!

  8. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: Do they have names? When do you know the sex of each? Can we use our fantasy hellobee names on your goats?

  9. CakeLady

    pear / 1657 posts

    Eeeeeep! So cute! Too cute!

  10. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: no names yet! We are stumped. Any help you all want to give is welcome! They are three boys and one girl. You can tell easily at birth!

  11. psw27

    pomelo / 5220 posts

    Oh! So cute! So what do you do with all these goats? I want one! I mean, I live in the middle of a big city so I'm not getting one, but they sure are cute!

  12. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @psw27: we sell the babies and milk the moms. I use the milk to make yogurt, goat cheese and soap!

  13. psw27

    pomelo / 5220 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: ah I love that! I wish I could have animals -- maybe someday!

  14. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: Hmmm, 3 boys and 1 girl,

    Does the mom/dad have names that we could get a feel for what you're thinking?

  15. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    Girl - Fontina (tina)
    Boy - Monterey (monty), Manchego (Manny), Mettowee (Met)

  16. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: so far we've used mostly food names but we aren't married to that idea. Our does are Basil and Parsley and our buck is Calypso but we call him Pork Chop! Last year the babies were Mango, Chutney, Cotton, Sassafras and Spicy.

  17. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    Update: we had a scare with baby girl goat the other day but she's doing better now. We ate bottle feeding and she's sleeping in the house at night to stay warm. Otherwise all is well in goat land!

    ETA: baby girl is the one on the right in the first two pics.

    Still no names! We are thinking of using candy names because we probably will keep one as a mascot for our kids program and, well, kids love candy!

  18. GoGoSnoGirl

    pear / 1558 posts

    Omg how super CUTE are these guys?!? I missed this originally, but I can't wait for LO to wake up to show her pics of these sweet babies! 😍 Candy names would be cute! Twix, Skittles, Jujube... Lol!

  19. MrsSRS

    nectarine / 2987 posts

    Butterscotch, Toffee, Marshmallow, Caramel

  20. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @GoGoSnoGirl: @MrsSRS: thanks! That's what we've been thinking of. I'll let you all know the final verdict.

  21. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    oh my gosh these babies are killing me! Tell me about having goats. How much care do they need? We are wavering between having property about 30 minutes away so we can have 4 acres, or staying in our town. We have chickens now, but I really want goats haha

  22. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Honestly You could probably talk me into giving up any of our animals before I would give up the goats. To me they are the perfect small farm animal. They are less smelly than chickens and more gentle than dogs. And cheaper than horses. They basically want to spend time with us as much as our dogs (but aren't as needy). They are 100% trustworthy around kids.

    As far as care goes they're not really any more trouble than chickens. You do need decent fencing. They will jump. Our does have never really challenged our fencing but our buck jumps. We have a mix of 4' and 3'. The 3' probably isn't sufficient, we just have good girls. We have dwarf goats, so full sized would need much taller fencing. We live in an area with coyotes and possible mountain lions and even wolves, so we lock our goats in a small barn at night. Actually our buck gets locked in a 10 x 10 chain link dog kennel with two dog houses for shelter. But he's naughty.

    We give them grass hay and alfalfa when they're pregnant or nursing and a little grain. They are pretty cheap to feed.

    Anyway, happy to answer any other questions directly if you want. But I absolutely love having goats. They are the sweetest creatures we have and making cheese is a bonus.

  23. magnolia

    persimmon / 1168 posts

    Omg so cute! !!

  24. lemondrop

    bananas / 9118 posts

    How exciting! One of the things I miss most from my childhood are baby goats! I grew up on a Nubian and La Mancha farm, so we always had babies. I hated goats milk though, much to the sadness of my parents who had a long drive into town regularly for cows milk

    Glad the little girl is doing better, that was my first thought at reading quads, sometimes the littlest needs some supplementing. We've had more than our fair share of baby goats spending the nights in the bathtub!

  25. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @lemondrop: Yeah I was thinking that they'd only need supplementation if mom didn't have enough milk. She's such a good producer so I thought we were ok. But turns out baby girl has a terrible latch and is incredibly slow at nursing. Mom just doesn't stand still long enough foroom her to get much. Plus I think she aspirated (maybe because of her crappy nursing abilities) so she's fighting a respiratory infection. But she was only 2.2 lbs at birth and she's pushing 4 now so we are on the right track!

  26. SugarplumsMom

    bananas / 9227 posts


  27. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: Thank you! I am convinced! haha

  28. Mrs. Turtle

    blogger / pear / 1509 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Yay! Wish I could somehow transport some of our babies to you!

  29. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @Mrs. Turtle: Me too! But we only have a quarter acre at our current house and I am pretty sure we can't have goats yet hehe


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