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Caprine Cuddlin'

Well, I've been wondering about Rachael and Levi for quite some time.

They are our goats. 

Rachael came on board as a baby in the summer of 2009.

Rachael as a baby goat 

As did Levi, this past spring. 

A registered 100 percent Boer buckling.

What we farmers like to call ..."breeding stock".


There hadn't been any sign of any breeding, although Levi has now come of age.

He has even grown a goat-tee!

Levi with a goatee 

But I knew, eventually, he would live up to his name as a buck goat.

Levi as a buck goat 

And a couple weeks ago, love was in the air... 

Love is in the air for Levi and Rachael 

A lot of sweet gestures were being bantered about.

Levi and Rachael cuddle 

Rachael, being Rachael, didn't make it easy for her new friend-turned-suitor.

Even though she would wag her tail in a "come hither" goat sort of way.

Rachael says come hither 

And yes, they would even butt heads now and then. 

Rachael and Levi bump heads 

But in the end, when all was said and done, Levi collapsed with joy. 

 Levi collapses with joy

And Rachael wondered if this was "normal"... 

Rachael worries if Levi is normal 

Or if he was ever going to get up...

She hoped so, as he was her partner and who she cuddled with for warmth in the night.

Rachael and Levi  

After a few minutes, he did...and he had "puppy love" written all over him. 

Levi with puppy love written all over his face 

Look ~ a June baby is due ... 

We'll be planning for a June goat kid now. 

Or two ...

Oh, the summer will be devine!

Always God willing ... 

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