Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cute As A Button


A little over a month ago I went out to Poppy Patch farm to look at a goat that I thought I might be interested in buying. We just didn't click that doe and I but a darling tiny doe named Cute as a Button wouldn't leave me alone. As I looked at the goats she was always right there wanting me to scratch her head. Well needless to say I fell in love with this little goat. I made it quite clear she was the one I wanted. She wasn't for sale. I pestered and begged but it got me nowhere so I left with an empty crate and a promise that if she was ever for sale I would get first chance.
The chance came. On the last day of the fair she was offered to me and I jumped at the chance. I'm not that surprised because I knew she was meant to be mine.
She is very small, very friendly, has a beautiful first freshening udder, and has a lovely pedigree. She will come bred to the buck of my choice so I chose a buck named Rebel that puts gorgeous udders on his daughters. Since she will be bred first I won't pick her up until December because kids in May fit my schedule.

She had two lovely kids this year that were bought by someone in New Hampshire.

Pretty as a Peach

Solid as a Rock

I am excited to add Buttons to my herd of miniature dairy goats.

16 comments:

Holly said...

awww, good for you!

Texan said...

she is for sure cute as a button and her kids were adorable as well... congtats on your new furry friend...

Clare said...

Wow, Wendy! Good Karma! What changed her owner's mind about selling her to you? That will be fun to have babies in May too!

Maybe the grandkiddos and I can come visit again and see the babies? That'd be super fun!

goatgirl said...

A new job and the need to downsize changed the owner's mind, Clare.
Yes, bring those darling grandkids over.

Kathy' said...

Great news!! Boy does she have a great udder or what?! I'm glad that you were offered her since you had made a connection with her at the farm. I hope her kidding goes smoothly in May. Keep us posted.

Kathy's Musings said...

Hi Wendy:

I just posted and wanted to include my blog on the last message, but hit the wrong key. OOPS! so here I am writing another post! Stupid computers, or too big of fingers! Thanks,

Barbee' said...

Congratulations! She is a doll, and her babies are heart breakers. Wish you could have had them, too, they are so cute.

Marigold said...

Oh, my! I think she is quite beautiful! Does she like Peanuts???

Beth K said...

I live in New Hampshire!! Those goats are good looking!! Congrats - she is adorable. And you will have baby goats!! Yippee...

Queen Quattra said...

She is cute as a button...looks like Smidgey has some real competition now! :)

Jenn said...

I live in NH. To bad it wasnt me who purchased the kids. I cant wait. But I need to be 100% prepared first.

She is darling. It wicked neat how you two clicked and karma came knockin!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

You went to Poppy Patch!! That's where my Reggie's mom and dad came from!
And oh-my-gosh, Cute as a Button is adorable! (I love the names...hilarious!) What will your new gal for short? Cutie? Button? Butty? CaaB? ...so many choices.
Welcome to your new home, Cute as a Button. I think you're going to like it there. :-)

goatgirl said...

I did so go to Poppy Patch farmgirl. It was wonderful to see all the lovely Nigerians. I also got to spend the fair across the aisle from their stalls. They are a wealth of information and take very good care of their goats.
You really should have crawled out of your sickbed to get there.
Shannon at Poppy Patch comes up with the cutest names that I wouldn't think of but love instantly.
Cute as a Button is simply called Buttons. Now I need everyone to think up names for her babies. We could go with a sewing notions theme or the comparing theme like _____as a______.
Leave a comment with your ideas.

Helaine said...

Hi

Do you still have sweet pete? I think he might be a doe instead of a buck. It turns out that the one we kept is a doe and I was saying they were all bucks due a friend sexing the rabbit we kept and they all looked the same down there.

Helaine

goatgirl said...

Funny you should ask...he/she happens to be over at the neighbor's who has a Holland Lop doe that they wanted bred. Hmmmm I wonder how that's going for them.
It never occurred to me that he might be a doe:)

Helaine said...

When you get your rabbit back let me know if it is a he or she? I did get in contact with another person who has one of the sibblings and it is a buck for sure.

Helaine