Introducing Carmelina: Another Kid Joins the Herd

All three at the gate on Flickr

Today should rightfully be a Going Green post according to my schedule, but I’m under several deadlines and simply couldn’t do the planned topic of water conservation justice this week, so please try to suffer through these adorable photos of Carmelina, our newest kid, instead.

Yes, we have a new girl around here, this one via a friend of P’s who couldn’t keep her. Lucky us!

And in an interesting turn of events, the guy who originally had Carmelina (before P’s friend) seems to think she may already be carrying a new little kid or two. We have to get a blood test from the veterinarian to find out, but fingers crossed that there will be kids in a few months! Yay!

Carmelina! on FlickrAll the girls are getting along swimmingly and can often be found playing around and being silly with one another. I tried to get some video of their hijinks but my camera is acting up, jumping around, losing color, generally being disagreeable. I’ll keep trying though because it really is adorable to watch.

See more photos of the girls (and some other fun shots of our tomatoes, figs, grapes, a lone pomegranate that couldn’t, and more!) on my Flickr page–and feel free to friend me if you’ve got a Flickr account! That way you can always keep up with my latest photos, and I can keep an eye on yours as well.

Ah, and if you’re still in a goatish mood, check out this goat and dog pair that were wandering around Norristown, PA together (thanks Megan!). Too cute!

Buon weekend!

20 Beans of Wisdom to “Introducing Carmelina: Another Kid Joins the Herd”
  1. Gil

    How long before you have some photos of cheese? The goats are beautiful!

    Thanks Gil! Hopefully as soon as possible on the cheese. *Very* excited for that 🙂

  2. 07.17.2009

    Adorable! 🙂

    Thanks Megan! Great to “see” you 🙂

  3. 07.17.2009

    I think when the two mums said, “I’d love to see you have some kids” this is not what they meant, Michelle.

    Well let this be a lesson to them to be more specific in their requests! Maaaaaa!

  4. 07.17.2009

    Last week we were driving and had to make a stop for some goats crossing the road… I immediately thought of you and the girls! Congrats on the newest addition!

    Yay! I’m becoming La Ragazza delle Capre! 🙂

    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..In Bloom: Raspberries =-.

  5. Congrats on your new kid! She’s too cute.

    Thanks! They all keep asking, though, when Zia NYC/Caribbean Ragazza is coming down to see them….

    .-= nyc/caribbean ragazza´s last blog ..Flashback Friday – Supermodel Edition – George Michael – "Freedom" =-.

  6. 07.17.2009

    I am sooooo jealous! Not one, but three goats! But I’m blown away that there was a goat roaming around Norristown. A dog I could see, a goat no.

    I know! How weird is that! Cute little thing too, that kid in Norristown….

    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Over the Top Agnia =-.

  7. 07.17.2009

    Aaaawwww….so cute! They are adorable! I want one too!! (But the city might not like that!)

    Pesky city ordinances!

    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Earth Rabbit in the Summertime =-.

  8. Because I’m interested in such random things, and because I haz teh interwebs, I just learned that another name for a group of goats is a “trip” or a “tribe:”

    Trippy, right?

    And because we are freakily similar in some ways, I had actually looked that up before titling this post and found that exact article. Tribey, no?

    .-= paul of the clue-by-four´s last blog ..cluesday June 23, 2009: who Ned? was… and why you should care =-.

  9. 07.17.2009

    Oh she’s sweet.

    Maaaaa! (That’s thank you in goat.)

    .-= Shan´s last blog capture – shapes =-.

  10. 07.17.2009

    I always said if I had a kid I’d name her carmelina…so cute!

    Oh that’s too funny! P picked the name, and I love it because it recalls my hometown area of Mount Carmel in PA 🙂

    .-= The Food Hunter´s last blog ..Birthday Lamb with Homemade Gnocchi =-.

  11. 07.17.2009

    Ciao Carmelina! Michelle I hope you and all your kids enjoy a great week end!

    Thanks Amber; hope you and yours are having a lovely weekend as well 🙂

    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Torino Italy =-.

  12. 07.17.2009

    They are all so very, very sweet!
    Lots of hugs, cuddles and congratulations to you!!

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Thank you Zia Scarlett 🙂

    .-= Wanderlust Scarlett´s last blog ..Wandering South ~ Destination Eleven =-.

  13. 07.17.2009

    Okay why do I feel like breaking into “Once on Hill Stood a Lonely Goatherd”????? Congratulations and welcome to the newest kid on the block.

    Hah, go for it, Willym! And thanks 🙂

    .-= Willym´s last blog ..The Shabbiest of Shockers =-.

  14. 07.18.2009

    You are so lucky to have such lovely creatures.

    Extremely lucky indeed; it’s amazing how much becomes right with the world when I look into my little ones’ eyes 😉

    .-= Thotlady´s last blog .. =-.

  15. 07.18.2009

    I too was thinking Sound of Music…..although with all of those goats you can’t possibly be lonely!
    Too adorable.

    Between dogs and kids, nope, lonely is not an issue 😉

    .-= anna l’americana´s last blog ..Best Friends Forever…. =-.

  16. Paul Crik

    Cool post! I’m currently in Montana, USA, and, with bionoculars, can see wild baby mountain goats on the high rock ledges, jumping around and being silly just as you described!

    Lucky you, Paul! They’re so fun to watch 🙂

  17. 07.18.2009


    I’m so happy for the new addition to your family. I’m sure you must be proud. I hope there are more kids in your future!



    Thanks George! Will definitely keep you posted 🙂

    .-= Tumblemoose´s last blog ..Vintage Typewriters and Deviled Ham =-.

  18. 07.26.2009

    Your newest kid is just too cute – you must be enjoying the girls and won’t it amazing if she really is expecting?


    .-= Ciaochowlinda´s last blog ..Food and Fun in San Francisco =-.

  19. 08.02.2009

    OMG thhere might be BABY goats??! *faints with excitement*

    Still don’t know for sure, Janet, but you can bet I’ll post about it here if it happens 😀

    .-= Janet´s last blog ..entertainment =-.

  20. Nell

    High on hill lived a lonely goat yodelelady ooh!
    Your goats are not lonely which is a good thing , how cute !
    They have each other, look forward to possibly seeing baby kids soon.

    Thanks Nell! And no, they’re definitely not lonely…me either 😀

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