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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 ... 

 A signature for Sherry


sherry 'woodswoman'
3/3/2011 10:24:02 PM

Thanks Robyn ~ Congrats on your triplets! It's always fun to have multiples. We had a little Nigerian Dwarf doe that had quads one time. What a surprise that was...;) Yes, we plan on milking Rachael. We have milked in the past with a Nubian/cross and really enjoy using the goat milk for consumption (drinking and baking, etc.) I hope to get even more creative this time around. Nebraska Dave ~ Thanks! We hope they remain a pair for many years to come. They sure seem to truly be "in love". ;)

robyn dolan
2/25/2011 8:15:27 AM

So cute! One of my gals just had triplets;) Are you going to be milking, too? You'll enjoy all you can do with the fresh milk. Best of luck!

nebraska dave
2/24/2011 12:51:31 PM

Sherry and Russ, such a cute goat love story. How can it get any better than that. I hope that Levi and Rachael have many more kids over their life span. Spring is the time when all the animals get twitter padded according to the movie Bambi. I will be waiting for the report of the kids being born in June. All baby animals are so fun to watch as they are learning about the all new life experiences. Have a geat very close to spring day.