A Place to Be Warm

Jan
11


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.


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on January 11, 2011  

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  1. 1-11
    3:39
    pm

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

  2. 1-11
    3:41
    pm

    Baby goats are cute beyond words. :airkiss:

  3. 1-11
    3:46
    pm

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

  4. 1-11
    3:46
    pm

    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. 1-11
    3:48
    pm

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

  6. 1-11
    3:50
    pm

    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. 1-11
    3:59
    pm

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

  8. 1-11
    4:01
    pm

    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. 1-11
    4:03
    pm

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

  10. 1-11
    4:12
    pm

    Hmmm….Baby? Oh the ideas…

  11. 1-11
    4:39
    pm

    That is a beautiful baby!!!!

  12. 1-11
    4:43
    pm

    He is soooooo cute! :yes:

  13. 1-11
    4:55
    pm

    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: http://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. 1-11
    5:01
    pm

    :snoopy: What could be cuter? Absolutely nothing!

  15. 1-11
    5:03
    pm

    Aw, such a cutie.

  16. 1-11
    5:04
    pm

    The cuteness is almost unbearable. Wow. :)

  17. 1-11
    5:04
    pm

    Little Pibb is so cute!!!

  18. 1-11
    5:11
    pm

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

  19. 1-11
    5:16
    pm

    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!

  20. 1-11
    5:16
    pm

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

  21. 1-11
    5:26
    pm

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

  22. 1-11
    5:47
    pm

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

  23. 1-11
    5:49
    pm

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

  24. 1-11
    5:50
    pm

    I think he should be our next prize giveaway.

  25. 1-11
    6:05
    pm

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

  26. 1-11
    6:07
    pm

    :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

  27. 1-11
    6:11
    pm

    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:

  28. 1-11
    6:55
    pm

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

  29. 1-11
    7:22
    pm

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

  30. 1-11
    7:54
    pm

    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.???

  31. 1-11
    8:20
    pm

    Look at THAT FACE!

  32. 1-11
    8:20
    pm

    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.

  33. 1-11
    8:26
    pm

    Oh the sweetest child ever! :)

  34. 1-11
    9:07
    pm

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

  35. 1-11
    9:35
    pm

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

  36. 1-11
    9:52
    pm

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

  37. 1-11
    10:02
    pm

    :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.

  38. 1-11
    10:36
    pm

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

  39. 1-11
    11:10
    pm

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

  40. 1-12
    1:21
    am

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

  41. 1-12
    6:28
    am

    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.

  42. 1-12
    8:19
    am

    ….. 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!

  43. 1-12
    10:37
    am

    Look at that sweet face… :sun:

  44. 1-12
    11:30
    am

    He’s so stinking cute! Name?

  45. 1-12
    12:36
    pm

    Such a cutie!!

  46. 1-12
    1:13
    pm

    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.

  47. 1-12
    3:54
    pm

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

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