April 19, 2009

Black Velvet

Introducing "Black Velvet" to the farm and yes, she is as soft as she looks. I got the idea to name some of the new kids I will be keeping this year after favorite songs, so of course this pretty doeling had to be named Black Velvet. How often do I get the chance to name a goat after such a favorite song of mine. "Black Velvet" was number one on the charts in 1990 which dates me a bit, but it is still a great song.



Almost as good as the "Goats in the pasture" song.

22 comments:

Mildred said...

What a beauty Black Velvet is! I'll be humming that song all evening now!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute little fella!
And I'm dating me too. I love that song!

d/iowa said...

he is so sweet!
and i rocked out to that song too.

Lisa T. said...

Oh gosh, I am so in love with that little goatie. I remember that song, reminds me of wearing those little cut off cowboy boot shoes (remember those in the early 90's?), black leather jacket and torn jeans and drinking sloe gin fizzes on a Saturday night. Good times.

Smiles,
Lisa

Amy said...

Nice doeling! She is a beauty.

Wrensong Farm said...

Perfect name!! (and great song!) :) I'm afraid that more than dates me...

Cori said...

Hello, I have just spent the most enjoyable hour (and an hour is all I'm confessing to) reading your blog.

If you haven't gotten your chicks yet I'll throw in my 2 cents. I love our Arucanas (Americanas) finding those green and blue eggs in the nest boxes. My first dark brown egg layers were Cuckoo Marans and since then I've gotten Black and Copper Marans. All lay nice dark eggs but are a bit tempermental. I have Welsumers that are so sweet even the roos. My Barnvelders didn't do well in the harsh NY winter.

The best year round egg layers have been RI and New Hampshire Reds and Dominiques. (My spelling isn't the best).

I love your goat pictures and reading about your guardian dogs.

Thanks!

Linda Hughes said...

What a little darling. Just want to hug her.

Pricilla said...

Oh my! She's gorgeous. Not a speck of any other color either. Amazing. She'd be a good match with my Kevin who is ALMOST all white - just a few black patches - except that poor Kevin has been wethered. Poor, poor Kevin.

They are so soft when they are little, aren't they? :)

The Scavenger said...

What a pretty thing she is, I love the black all over. She's a beauty for sure.

Chris

KathyB. said...

Black Velvet is a beautiful little kid...I haven't seen many that black all over. How many will you be keeping this year?

Alix said...

Okay, Black Velvet has to be the prettiest goat ever and so that's the one I want to start my Florida Backyard Goat Farm. Name your price, Jennifer.

PS: I tagged you on my blog today. Check it out:

http://casahice.blogspot.com/2009/04/eight-things.html

Mom L said...

Yes! She's beautiful, and the song fits her perfectly. Love that song - thanks for bringing it back. I also linked over to your Dec post - I missed that before - but I really enjoyed the goat video.

Thanks!
Nancy in Atlanta

ChristyACB said...

Congrats on the new baby! Love the name :)

Mama said...

That is a GORGEOUS goatie!!!The song rocks also;)Please don't be alarmed if you see some crazy red head hopping your fence to get that pretty girl LOL

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Hi Black Velvet, you are beautiful!

I can't remember that song, I'm sure it would come to me if I heard it.

Patrice Farmer said...

Thats a gorgeous goat!!! So pretty. Congrats!!!

Nic said...

Aww...she's so cute.

Jennifer said...

She's beautiful and what a perfect name!

Wolf said...

what a beauty! we don't have any females yet. just 2 billy goats and a whether. we had such a hard time keeping them in that i'm not sure we will ever get more! we'll see though. :)

Esther Garvi said...

She is adorable and you MUST buy her a pink collar! Trust me, black velvets look amazing in pink!!

Lanny said...

Sorry to hear you say you will be keeping her because as soon as I saw her picture I called "road trip" to the girls! Now that goat would be worth changing Dirt's mind about getting goats again!