Here Come the Kids

This was Nellie on Friday. We knew it couldn’t be much longer.


And here is what I discovered in the pasture early Sunday morning.





Only the second brown kid ever born on the farm

Only the second brown kid ever born on the farm

Yesterday morning Penny delivered.

Another brown kid!

Another brown kid!


In all the years we’ve been raising goats we’d only had one brown kid. Now we’ve had two more in two days.

He's ridiculously cute

He’s ridiculously cute

A little later in the morning Justine delivered twins.



She chose to have them out in the cold rain, but I carried them to a warm barn stall and she followed. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of them once they were clean and dry.

We still have at least seven does yet to kid so there will be plenty more coming along soon. In fact, there well may be some waiting for me this morning. Time to go see…


28 comments on “Here Come the Kids

  1. gatheringplaceseasonfour says:

    all the world’s a stage – and we, players upon it.


  2. shoreacres says:

    When I first heard the news, I didn’t remember knowing about a brown kid, although I may have missed it. So, it is a rarity, at least for you. They are cute, every one of them. I can only imagine how relieved Nellie must feel. Have you had triplets before?


  3. Dani says:

    So incredibly cute πŸ™‚


  4. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, and so it begins. May the new life on White Flint Farm be covered with protection from death and be a much needed blessing to the financial needs of the farm.

    We are still having relatively warm temperatures here. The first killing frost of the Fall is nearly a month behind and still isn’t any where on the horizon. It’s time to drain all the rain water barrels. I usually wait until the first frost but this is a little risky as the hammer could fall and cold weather could invade the area very quickly. So bye to summer and hello Fall.

    Have a great kidding day.


    • Bill says:

      It was another very warm day here today too. We’ve got weeds coming up that usually only come up in the spring. The onions and garlic are growing like its spring. We had a light frost once, but none since then.


  5. Laurie Graves says:

    So very, very sweet! Do goats usually have their kids in the fall? Seems like a chilly time to give birth.


  6. The epitome of cuteness! That sure is a lot of babies coming at ya all at once.
    I’m curious to know if a brown boer is unique across the breed or just unique to your herd?
    They sure are adorable – fingers crossed the rest of the kidding goes well.


    • Bill says:

      We had two more born today. We’re in the full swing of kidding season. πŸ™‚

      Our new buck isn’t full-bred Boer. I’m pretty sure he’s introduced the brown genetics.


  7. smcasson says:

    Aw, they’re great. Now my wife is begging for goats again, and it’s so impossible in this next year… Too much else planned.


  8. Laura says:

    They are so cute! I love the brown one.


    • Bill says:

      The brown kids do seem especially cute. Very soon after we posted the picture of the triplets on Facebook one of our regular customers sent us a message reserving all three of them. I guess they are that irresistible. πŸ™‚


  9. Dearest Bill,
    What a cute kids you are showing us here and it looks like Nellie is looking very proud at you!
    Glad all went well, even with the triplet and congrats on getting two more brown ones. They look incredible.
    You are such a kind man for carrying the to the barn to dry up and get warm!
    Sending you hugs,


  10. Ah! Such incredible cuteness! Congratulations! We’re planning for our very first kids next spring (December breeding for May kids) if all goes as planned πŸ™‚ Hope ours are as cute as yours!


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