Clover, Don’t Take Your Udder to Town


Clover, can we talk?
Clover: “About what? I’m busy.”
I know you are, Clover. You’re one of the busiest goats I know. But we need to talk about your udder.

Clover: “Hey!”
I know. You’re touchy about your udder. But I need to observe it. Make a study of it. Photograph it. Track whether or not it’s getting bigger. Then we”ll know if you’re having babies! We want babies, don’t we, Clover?
Clover: “Go away, Woman.”

Cloverrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just gonna come in there and take a quick picture of your udder…… Stop running!!!!!! Don’t you dare run into the goat house and barricade yourself on your porch!
Clover: “I’m calling my lawyer. I have rights. You have to have a signed release to post photographs of my udder. I want a cookie tree. And a cookie bush. AND COOKIE FLOWERS WITH BALLOONS!”
“Then we’ll talk.”


  1. CindyP says:

    She is so good with negotiations!! I think she would make a great union negotiator, better than some I’ve seen!! Oh wait! Don’t let her know that…….Your next headline would be “Stringtown Farm Unionized……By the ANIMALS!!

    So we don’t know yet if we’re going to have any more spice babies?

  2. monica says:

    Goats are the cutest animals! Is she pregnant? I am dying to know! She won’t mind being on the “I’m-eating-for-2-diet” if baked goods are involved.

    • Ulrike says:

      My godfather handles his mean rooster by handling him, too. When Alpha gets too aggressive, my godfather picks him up and carries him around for a few minutes. Alpha hates it, and minds his manners for a few weeks (or longer) afterward.

  3. trish from "grow lettuce grow" says:

    you better watch out!!!!! don’t get her mad or your next post will start off something like this……

    there i was, still lying in bed, when i heard something chanting from the yard…..”four legs good, two legs bad!!!!”

  4. jojo says:

    LOL… don’t wait for that udder to show you if she’s prego… Two of mine didn’t udder up till that morning of kidding. Though one did udder up almost a month out.

    Know how to pull blood? there is a new test available for confirming.

  5. Linda says:

    I think Clover is wining. She will be running things soon. LOL Can’t wait to see if she is having babies or not.

  6. Kacey says:

    Hm…only Clover’s Hairdresser Knows for sure. :yes: ๐Ÿ˜†

  7. jean says:

    Clover you need to give your human a break. She loves you. She brings you cookies. Let her look at your udders. Please?

  8. shirley says:

    Ask one of her kids if they’ve seen her knitting baby bonnets & booties.I’m confident she knows how to knit like a pro. She just loves you too much to show off her skills.

  9. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Trish’s comment had me cackling – you truly do live on “Animal Farm”!!! Now, you know Clover is going to make you pay for pictures of her udder. Just give in to it now and save yourself a lot of trouble. If the kids can’t tell you, maybe Sugar and Spice could act as your spies and let you know what they find out. Loved that farm photo of the day! I think Sugar was already trying to get a look at the udder…. :purpleflower:

  10. trish says:

    great pictures and commentary. gotta love Clover!!! I especially love the photo where she looks shocked. (mouth open) lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜†

  11. catslady says:

    Clover being Clover. Well, actually, Suzanne being Clover – same thing ๐Ÿ˜†

  12. catslady says:

    Oh, and I love the pic of Sugar and Clover!

  13. Jenny says:

    We’re waiting to find out if Cowboy had the right stuff here too. I was out bothering my goats yesterday trying to feel their bellies and udders! LOL One of them reacts so badly to being touched there I think I’m going to have to start putting her on the milk stand and handling teats her to get her used to it. She’s going to be a stinker when it comes to milk time otherwise!

  14. Terry says:

    Hmmm, sounds like you might want to start feeding her in the milking stanchion. Get her used to being up there again, and then you can start getting her used to having her udder “inspected” on a regular routine. Good luck with meeting the demands of the “Diva”. Terry

  15. Estella says:

    Fess up, Clover. You look pregnant to me.

  16. The Retired One says:

    She’s moody and sensitive….of COURSE she is pregnant!!!

  17. Susan says:

    Clover’s demands sound reasonable to me. :happyflower:

  18. monica says:

    c’mon girls: How many of you want somebody messing around with your boobs?!!

  19. SuzieQ says:

    I’m really beginning to believe that Clover actually does talk!! :dancingmonster:

  20. Jennifer says:

    I love your goaties!! We just bought 6 Nigerian kids!!! They are addicting!!!

  21. tribalcime says:

    That is just WAY too cute !!

  22. Pony Girl says:

    You go Clover! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing like a goat with gumption! Have a great weekend!

  23. Julie says:

    Oh, my goodness!! I’ve never laughed so hard. I really do believe that Clover said all that. I mean, look at those expressions on her face! LOLOL

    I wanted to thank you for posting your bread recipes. I made your Grandmother’s Bread and your Cinnamon Bread today and it’s absolutely delicious! Plus, it was easy to make. Thank you so much.

    Have a blessed weekend! :snoopy:

  24. Tressa says:

    Great post, Ms. Suzanne. But, I must say that I now have “Oh, Clover, don’t take your udder to town” going through my head to the tune of “Oh, Ruby, don’t take your love to town”.

    Thanks, I think…

  25. Bob Lewis says:

    I really enjoyed your goat post. I am from WV, but my wife and I currently live on a 7 acre “farmette” in Tennessee, where we raise fainting goats. We just had 8 beautiful new babies who are a daily delight to us. Nothing is much cuter than a baby goat!

    Their pictures are on our blog if you want to see them. We are actually delivering some fainting goats to WV next month! They are becoming quite popular. Anyway, if you want to see some cute goat pictures, the are at

  26. jean says:

    I want to come live on the farm with Clover. She tells great stories.

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