Introducing… Coco et Valentino

Jul 7, 2013 | The Parisienne Farmhouse | 7 comments

What a week we have had.
New baby goats,
a big family 4th overnight party
and butchering birds yesterday.
Seems about every day someone pulls down the drive for a visit.
I swear.  I promise.  I’m gonna stop.
I am 35 weeks now.
Probably should wash the teeny tiny baby clothes and get some meals in the freezer.
So much for stopping.
BUT OH!  Are we so excited to have Coco and Valentino on the farm!  Twins – a doe and a whether.  Such beautiful markings and the sweetest little personalities.  They are still no bigger than a really big cat.   And come on – I just LOVE their names.  So much more fitting to la ferme a mi-chemin than “Lola and Sparky”  (though I do love the name Lola).  But you can’t beat naming them after the best fashion designers ever.




I am posting a ton of videos – for the serious die-hards — getting them, (that is, going to get the goats) as usual for us when we all pile in the truck to go pick up animals, was a stressful riot.  
Taming them has been a joy for all of us…  every couple hours we go sit in the pen and read to them, offer them treats… the kids even sang “Jesu m’aime”  – my sister almost died.  “Oh my gosh, my sisters gorgeous children are SINGING to their new baby goats… in FRENCH!”
Mais bien sur ma souer.
Hope you like-
If you are thinking about goats – start reading now.
And work out all your plans in advance…
fencing, housing, feed costs, preferred breed.
I’ll post on this later but I know 
some of you are dying to get them too.
More of everything to come.


  1. M.A.

    Wow, busy week! How you do it I do not know! Coco and Valentino! I love the names.

  2. cheapdiva

    I am enjoying the growing flock of all things Half Way Farm!

    BUT I can’t be the only one waiting to see what’s going on inside the farmhouse. Please, please, please – a litte French treat of the inside of the “new” house.

  3. cheapdiva

    Please, can we have a peek of the inside of Half Way Farm? While I love watching the rest of the farm “grow”, I think many of us are dying to see what’s going on inside.

  4. Erika Roberts

    A girlfriend of mine bought two goats in March. The owner said one might be pregnant. Well….. much to my newbie-owner-of-goats friend, one was pregnant and, by surprise, had her babies in the middle of the night two nights ago! My friends daughter found them in the barn with their momma when she went out in the morning to let the ladies out. And, oh how precious they are! Look forward to seeing more of your families farm animal adventures!

  5. Andrea at Opulent Cottage

    OHMYGOSH they are the cutest things ever! I keep threatening to get some goats right here in the middle of the city of Dallas (yes they are allowed)!! Everyone thinks I’m nuts but after seeing your sweeties I’m really sold 🙂 Great blog, I’m not sure how I have missed it! We are finally having a rainy day and I’m going to read your blog all day long 🙂
    xo, Andrea

  6. Corrina

    Hi Angels, I haven’t stopped by for so long and suddenly tonight I had this amazing thought about you and your impending birth! I nearly died when I saw the heading of this post- I thought you were announcing the birth of twins! (not goat twins) and I have been laughing for 5 mins. The farm looks amazing- your chooks are seriously spoiled they have the Versailles of chicken coops! I love your baby goat manes they are divine. You all look so happy I just loved looking at this post. I am sitting here in the wee hours by myslef as sometimes that is just what you have to do and you were on my mind- so blessings and prayers to you and your family as you prepare for your new arrival xx Corrina Tough


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