Granny Nanny Has Her Way


Baby: “I don’t know where I came from either!”

To answer a couple questions: No, I didn’t realize she was pregnant! Clover is a tall (for a Nigerian) goat and slender. She can hide a baby, unlike Nutmeg, aka Rotunda, who looks like she’s going to explode when she’s pregnant. I had a hard time telling if Clover was pregnant last time, too. Goats also can drop their udders at the last minute. The baby is a boy and the proud papa is Mr. Pibb. He’s black, with slashes of white on both sides and a bit on the top of his head.

He’s really cute….. And he was a very big baby.

And yes, I waited until she had finished giving birth before leaving on my trip. Clover’s eleventh-hour fit caused some delay in getting on the road! (Of course the animals were taken care of while I was gone.)

As to what happened….. I have a theory. Remember this news report, from not too far back?

Dateline: Stringtown Rising Farm

A nanny, who recently became a granny, is slated to perform with a new partner this spring. Rhett, a young, untried buck, will find his place on the stage for the first time with the seasoned Clover. The show will launch sometime after March, following a critical waiting period to guarantee an accurate product following the transfer of Mr. Pibb from Clover’s company. Rhett, long held back by critics of his diminutive size, is eager for his first opportunity in the spotlight.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Rhett stated. “I’ve been waiting for a long time.”

Clover: “The little one? They expect me to do it with the little one?

That date has now been cancelled.

Clover: “I have my standards, Woman.”


  1. Mandy says:

    Aw Adorable!

    And Clover sure knows how to get her way!

  2. CindyP says:

    Oh, Clover! That’s a bit much to get out of a date…

    The baby’s beautiful, though. Almost looks like Sailor!

  3. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    :happyflower: A Woman has to have standards..But that baby is to precious!!
    Granny Trace

  4. Shelley (eastern Roane County) says:

    Congratulations on the adorable new baby! Sorry Rhett ol’ boy.

  5. lilac wolf says:

    lol – you bring such a creative bend to your farming stories. Love this blog!

  6. Melissa says:

    Maybe I should not be, but I am astonished that someone actually asked you if the animals were taken care of while you were gone. Seriously?? Puhleez.

  7. farmershae says:

    What a cutie!! Congrats! That Clover is a sneaky little girl!

  8. Michelle says:

    I was wondering if one of the twins was the culprit. They grow up so fast! 😉

  9. SkipOnStarsFarm says:

    He’s so good looking. She really does have high standads!

  10. Carmen at Old House Kitchen says:

    Cute little one! Congrats! Our goat finally kidded. She had three but two (boys) died. We have a precious little doe named Pixie. She’s little ball of fluffy wuffy-ness. 😉

    If you want to see a pic you can go to the post I wrote here:

  11. Brenda E says:

    What a darling little baby boy- congrats!

  12. Linda Goble says:

    He is sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats. :sun:

  13. mother of a rockstar says:

    For a granny nanny this mommy kept her shape well. that can only mean that the woman better start on that navy cookie recipe right away. You know a new arrival always means gifts. great job Clover…he is cute!

  14. Merlin says:

    That band around his neck/head looks like a collar, so his name should be White Collar! lol…..

  15. Lisa says:

    oh how adorable !!!! :snoopy:

  16. DancesInGarden says:

    Is there anything more adorable than a baby goat? Congratulations, sneaky clover! Maybe she was trying to hide it in case you might get ideas about her udder again 😉

  17. Miss Becky says:

    he’s adorable!!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

  18. bonita del rey says:

    @Melissa, that’s the only disheartening aspect of CITR, Some people just need to question Suzanne’s care and commitment to her animals. Every once in a while there’s a non-too-subtle snipe at how her animals must be suffering from neglect and misplaced priorities. AS IF!

    Certainly a cute kid and no need to visit Maury to get a paternity test!

  19. DarleneS says:

    He is precious and a wonderful color. So perky too.

  20. Abiga/Karen says:

    Wow, only one. My daughter’s Nigerians all had 3-4 this year but they also had much trouble kidding. One lost one and another lost all three of hers. Your new one is a cutie!

  21. annalba says:

    He Is Gorgeous Clover you sly Devil.

  22. Melissa Marsh says:

    I love, love, LOVE that first picture! You’ll have to make it one of your available desktop wallpapers. :yes: He is just so cute. Congrats!

  23. roosterrun says:

    He is too cute. I am enjoying seeing him as I awoke to find my prized goat had passed this morning. She was very much like your Clover; she wore tiaras on her birthdays and such. She was not a pet but family. She will be missed very much. Give the little one and Clover a hug for me.

  24. roosterrun says:

    Thanks Suzanne. We loved her as much as we do our children. It is a very hard loss.

  25. Donna says:

    Suddenly I’ve got a thirst for Ginger Ale… will this darling little one be blessed with a bottle cap name? :clover:

  26. Ramona says:

    A cute little stinker.

  27. Victoria says:

    Oh my gosh those are the cutest kid pics I’ve ever seen! What a cutie!!

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