A Place to Be Warm


Several people have asked about Nutmeg and her baby in regard to how they are staying warm. Inside the goat house, there is an old (and pretty rough) dog house. The goats love the dog house. I’ve seen five or six goats come out of it on occasion. They stuff themselves in there like teenagers in a VW Bug. It’s a great place to snuggle up to stay warm. Mommy and Baby are sleeping in there. In this picture, Nutmeg has squeezed her gigantic girth out the hole and Baby is sticking his head out looking around the corner at her to ask if he’s allowed to come, too.


  1. Shelley says:

    Cutest goat baby ever!! You are so lucky to have such a fun bunch of animals around!

  2. Holly says:

    Baby goats are cute beyond words. :airkiss:

  3. Deanna says:

    How about Tab or RC for his name? He sure is a cutie! :woof:

  4. Julie Hardie says:

    What a cutie!!! I soooo want goats now!!! See I give you credit! I would have all the animals in the house to stay warm in the winter time! hahaha…My fiance says I’m nuts but thats how its gonna be when we buy our farm! 🙂

  5. MMHONEY says:

    Dear BABY: It’s cold outside and one big world waiting for you to explore.

  6. Christine says:

    Aww, he’s so cute! You’re making me want to have Daisy bred even though I don’t really need any more goats. Glad they have a cozy spot to snuggle.

  7. Jenny Sterling says:

    Your goat posts are the reason I have an untold number of dairy goat breeders bookmarked :)…he’s adorable.

  8. Deb says:

    Totally adorable! When we have kids in the winter DH has made a kid can. He took a 55 gallon drum (metal or plastic will work) and put a heat lamp in the lid, cut out a “kid door” and on the cold nights we have new babies he plugs in the lamp, and the kids love to crawl in there and keep warm. The Mom’s can’t get in there, so they won’t get squished by Mom, but they can stay toasty warm with that heat lamp. Course they may only get it the first week or two, but that gives them a good start. 🙂

  9. rain says:

    oh my goodness-the cutest 😉 ever-really miss my goats more then ever….maybe I do need some more!! :heart:

  10. Rose in Vermont says:

    Hmmm….Baby? Oh the ideas…

  11. Maria says:

    That is a beautiful baby!!!!

  12. northcountrygirl says:

    He is soooooo cute! :yes:

  13. Jaynie says:

    That little billygoat is so adorable…Have you named him yet?…How about Punkin…or Pepper…he came out as black as pepper..with a few hairs of salt….or how about Janus, since he was born in the Month of January….

    Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward, which symbolised that he had the gift to see both past and future….well, if you remember the birthing video…one head was looking one way…and the new baby head was looking another at one point….LOL.

    Read more: https://wiki.answers.com/Q/January_is_named_after_the_Roman_god_Janus_who_was_unusual_because_he_had_two_of_what#ixzz1AlZAee55

    ps…I love your farm stories….the animals…and all…Sweet.

  14. Elaine Harrison says:

    :snoopy: What could be cuter? Absolutely nothing!

  15. Karen Templeton says:

    The cuteness is almost unbearable. Wow. 🙂

  16. holstein woman says:

    Little Pibb is so cute!!!

  17. brookdale says:

    What a cutie! DH and I love looking at all the pics you’re posting of him.

  18. Carmen at Old House Kitchen says:

    Too cute! My kiddos are in love with your baby goat … they keep asking if there are new pictures or video throughout the day. LOL!

  19. lemniskate says:

    It could be a stuffed animal, he’s so cute. Will he get a soda name, or a spice name after his mama?

  20. Teresa says:

    I think I am in love:) He is just so cute!

  21. Deb Klenke says:

    I can’t wait til next year, when I hope I’ll have babies! He’s adorable.

  22. Jane - Vt says:

    That is the cutest baby critter ever. I’ve never seen one that small.

  23. Mary says:

    I think he should be our next prize giveaway.

  24. Linda Segerson says:

    I see lots of pic being taken of this cute little baby!

  25. Celia Allen says:

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: Oh such a cute little Bambino….
    there you go …a cute name for a cute baby. Bam bam for short!
    He’s just as cute as can be!

    Mrs. Turkey

  26. Miss Becky says:

    that is the cutest baby goat I’ve ever seen. how can something be so adorable? he’s wearing little black boots, I love it. :heart:

  27. Susan says:

    But Suzanne, what are you going to name the baby??

  28. Nancy Stickler says:

    Oh my gosh I just want to eat him up!!!! :hug:

  29. Yvonne says:

    I think Frosty is a good name for him, keeps the soda name going and also because of his cute little ears frosted in white fur! He is just so adorable and precious and beautiful and sweet and …and…and….you know…on and on….and on…

    How about Sprite and Fanta, I read that you thought one of them was going to kid before Nutmeg.???

  30. Brenda E says:

    Oh I’m so happy that they are warm – I worried about that baby all last night as it was below 0 here in Colorado. And I know you guys have snow and it has to be cold. I’m so happy that they have the dog house to keep warm and Rotunda can bond with her baby boy. Can’t wait to see more pics. Thanks for keeping us updated Suzanne.

  31. texwisgirl says:

    Oh the sweetest child ever! 🙂

  32. Sandi says:

    Just adorable. Glad they have a nice place to stay cozy.

  33. bonita says:

    Wow, Nutmeg sure parlayed her cookies well—a private birthing suite for mom and baby!

  34. Nancy in Iowa says:

    When will he get to meet his little cousins? Can’t wait for videos of the beautiful babies bouncing around! Look out, Glory Bee!!!

  35. Sue Nugent says:

    :snuggle: Back when I first got my original 2 goats,they used a dog house. In fact, they slept in it with one of the dogs.When we first realized she was in the dog house,we were amazed,but she shared that house with the dog until she was too big to get in it any longer.

  36. kerri says:

    Cuteness personified. He’s adorable :sheep: The dog house is a perfect place to snuggle up and keep warm.

  37. Alison says:

    I do like the name Pepper. He can get his doctorate from goat graduate school later.

  38. Blessings says:

    Cute as can be…Reminds me of a Gremlin with the white tuffs on ears…LOL

  39. glenda says:

    I thought just the goat house looked snug and warm with all that deep clean bedding. I don’t know anything about keeping goats.
    The heat lamp warming thing using the barrel sounds like a super idea.

  40. greensborodailyphoto says:

    ….. the ubiquitous, multi-purpose WV dog house!

    My aunt’s cats live in hers. Of course she nailed a wooden X across the entrance so big dogs can’t get in!

    So cute and practical!

  41. Shelly Messier says:

    Look at that sweet face… :sun:

  42. Sheri says:

    He’s so stinking cute! Name?

  43. Lisa P in California says:

    Such a cutie!!

  44. Diane says:

    The dog house is a great idea. That’s what I’ll do next spring when I have baby goats to keep snug. For now, I bought a rectangular rubberized water tank and set it on its side facing away from the barn door and toward the hay rack. The hay that is rejected by the goat princesses falls into the tub, providing a cozy bed and I don’t have to grumble about the volume of perfectly good second cutting hay that gets wasted.

  45. Darlene in North Ga says:

    lol Even animal moms can’t go to the bathroom unattended by young’uns.

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