Baby goat love at Jenny Peterson’s farm

Fellow blogger, designer, and garden writer Jenny Peterson has a side gig in animal husbandry. Or so it seems on her Facebook feed, where she’s been posting photos and videos of her back-yard farm’s bevy of newborn baby goats.

Last Sunday, my daughter and I visited to see them for ourselves. And by seeing I mean cuddling. Look at that adorable, trusting face!

My daughter was in love. She’s holding Astrid, who was only a week old.


The mama goats were treated to apple slices for sharing their babies with us.


Like all youngsters, the baby goats were full of energy and playfulness. Eloise cracked us up by climbing on her pregnant grandma, Coco Chanel, like a jungle gym.

What a tolerant grandma.

Thank you, Jenny (and her fiance, Brett), for the delightful goat-smooching session! We had so much fun! I look forward to seeing piglets on the farm the next time we come. :)


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12 Responses

  1. I had so much fun with you and your lovely daughter, Pam! Baby goats are a natural antidepressant — it’s impossible to feel sad around them. And I have to announce that Coco Chanel is still with child — she was always a stubborn one, doing things in her own sweet time. Love from Berkeley Farm — Goatier, Coco Chanel, Chloe, Bridgite, Eloise, Astrid, Andr√©, 5 unnamed ducks and too many chickens to name here! XO

    • Pam/Digging says:

      You’re lucky we didn’t smuggle Astrid home in my camera bag, Jenny. She was that cute. And I can’t believe that Coco Chanel, as big as she was, hasn’t delivered yet! Hope you have new babies to love soon. —Pam

  2. Sooo cute. The goats brought back fond memories of my childhood when we had goats for milk for my little brother who was allergic to cow milk.

    • Pam/Digging says:

      I’ve never tried goat milk, but I love goat cheese. Jenny tells me they’ll clear out a patch of poison ivy with no ill effects. Handy animals to have! —Pam

  3. This made me smile. A friend of mine who was raised in Boston had never seen minature goats before. We went to an auction that had some and she almost went home with one. ha… They are adorable when they are small.

  4. rickii says:

    My cousin Billy had a billygoat who was an ornrey cuss…nothing like these sweeties.

  5. Kris P says:

    Adorable! I wonder how my cat would react if I brought one of those home? I know how my husband would react!

  6. Renee says:

    How cute! I’d be tempted to take one home too…