Caprine Cuddlin'


| 2/23/2011 11:06:34 AM


Tags: Boer goats, breeding goats, buckling, goat gestation calculator, goat kids, Rachael the Goat, Russ-Stick Acres, Sherry and Russ Sutherby,

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".

Levi 



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.

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". ;) http://www.grit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=3456


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.







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