Margherita Goes First: We Have a Kid!

I checked on the girls this morning at 7:30 a.m. All three came up to the fence, let me scratch their heads, and then went off and nibbled on some hay.

But a crafty goat by the name of Margherita had this waiting for Paolo when he showed up at the pen around 8:45:

To be fair, Margherita did have the telltale whitish mucus yesterday, but really? Nothing about an hour before delivery? You go girl.

Mom and kid are both doing fine and bonding.

More details and photos forthcoming…probably more than you ever wanted.

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23 Responses to “Margherita Goes First: We Have a Kid!”
  1. 03.20.2010

    Absolutely gorgeous! and yes, I am a little jealous…always nice to have baby animals around…

    They grow up so fast….


  2. Bleat of Wisdom. Ha ha ha. I’m going to just throw you over a big huge {congrats} to the new family. So so sweet. Just in time for spring.

    Thank you! Yes, our spring arrival πŸ™‚


  3. 03.20.2010

    How adorable. It must be hard to resist cuddling and snuggling! Just how big a family are you planning?

    Actually we’ll probably only end up keeping one of the babies (a girl); we can’t really handle more than about five does at a time.


  4. 03.20.2010

    Amazing, very cute. Just wanted to surprise you πŸ™‚

    Absolutely! I couldn’t believe when Paolo came to tell me…I had just been there!


  5. Joanna

    So I get back from town and find I am a proud auntie! Auguri! Brava, Margherita!

    Yes! Auguri Zia! πŸ™‚


  6. 03.20.2010

    Congratulations Nonna! That little baby is adorable! I cant wait for the pictures…

    Thank goodness I started a site just for them…otherwise…this could get obnoxious πŸ˜‰


  7. Alyson

    Oh so cute! Antonia thought it was for us!! Lol!

    Haha…well…if you’re in the market for a kid in a couple months πŸ˜‰


  8. 03.20.2010

    Congrats Michelle, Paolo, and Margherita!!!

    Thanks Giovanna!


  9. 03.20.2010

    My husband just walked by the computer, after which he said, “Diana, what’s happened to us? We must be turning into old folk. We get teared up at the sight of a baby goat!”

    She’s so sweet (snif)

    Hahaha, I definitely teared up when I saw M’s baby…what an experience!


  10. 03.20.2010

    YAAAAY! I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations! πŸ˜€ XOXOXOXO Give them all some love from me. *MUAH!*

    Done! And I’ll continue giving them lots of love…can’t help it!


  11. 03.20.2010

    Congrats. She is sooooo cute πŸ™‚

    Thanks Robin!


  12. 03.20.2010

    AAWWWW!!!!!! So so so so SO cute!

    Thanks Annika!


  13. 03.20.2010

    How adorable! And just in time for Spring!

    Yes! They’re right on time πŸ™‚


  14. 03.20.2010

    She’s beautiful!!!! My heart bleets for her!

    Hahaha love it!


  15. Vanessa

    Ohhhhh how exciting! Are you going to have some naming competitions? Congrats and good luck to the other mothers-to-be.

    PS do goats just have the one kid at a time then?

    No competitions…P has already named one, and I’ve named the other (I’m responding to this after Carmelina has delivered a girl). Goats usually have one or two kids, sometimes three, rarely four. First time births are often single kids though.


  16. 03.20.2010

    Bellissima, davvero. I love goats, I truly do.

    Thanks Judith; they love you too! I can feel it!


  17. 03.20.2010

    I wish you could here the blurb of baby talk that just flowed from my mouth. Too cute!

    Haha, I bet it sounds a lot like what I keep doing πŸ˜‰


  18. 03.20.2010

    So cute, congrats to Margherita!



  19. 03.20.2010

    Awwww, sooooo adorable! Auguri!



  20. Beth

    So, so CUTE!! I can’t wait to see more pictures & for the others to arrive. Congratulations to Margherita! Auguri!

    Thank you! Stay tuned πŸ™‚


  21. 03.21.2010

    Darling babies! Enjoy! And be sure to take lots of pictures.
    When they are older, do you use their milk for ricotta?

    I hope to, Rosina; this is our first time with goats’ producing milk, so in a few weeks, we’ll start milking πŸ™‚


  22. 03.22.2010

    Oooh, I want a little kid! Cute!

    Thanks πŸ™‚


  23. oh my goat. that is so freaking adorable! And I thought colts were precious, look at her/him! Proof that we can do it without drugs ladies! lol Congrats!!!

    Haha, so true! Although now having been there while Pasqualina gave birth, I’m not sure she wouldn’t have appreciate an epidural πŸ˜‰


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