Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte’

The Sugarplum and the Field Captain

Posted on: March 16th, 2011 by Tracy Shiflett

I suppose that you could say our kidding season for 2011 was fast and furious.  The first twins arrived just at the end of January with a brisk freeze to send them straight into the house to spend the night.  Less than a week later, we were facing a forecast of several nights in the twenties and teens. On Groundhog Day, we quickly prepared a heated stall in the horse trailer for Marie and her soon-to-be-born triplets.  We also realized that something was terribly wrong with Annie. (more…)

Charlotte’s Twins ~ 2010

Posted on: March 4th, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett


Video ~ Charlotte, the Beer Drinking Goat

Posted on: May 1st, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett

We found out by accident that Charlotte likes beer when she stood on the fence and pestered JW until she could reach the bottle. She is quite demanding, and tries to convince him to share whenever she sees a beer. Don’t walk out to the pasture with a cold one! (more…)

Charlotte’s Easter Eggs ~ 2009

Posted on: April 12th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett 2 Comments

Charlotte watched the new goats arrive with an air of indignation.  It was as if she thought attention was being drawn away from her!  Hmmm…  Now that I think of it, Charlotte watches MOST things like that, seemingly calculating how to make herself the center of attention. (more…)

You Have “Goat” to be Kidding Me!

Posted on: March 29th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

With one goat kid on the ground and more on the way, we thought it might be a good idea to have a dairy goat on hand in case the need for extra milk arises. So, off I went to peruse the classified ads on Craig’s List. What do you know? A gal not far from here was in need of some cash after her teenage daughter had a fender-bender car accident. She did indeed have a yearling Nubian dairy goat who had been bred to a pure Saanen dairy goat. She was due to have her first kid within the next month. I made arrangements to meet at her house the next afternoon, and off we went. (more…)