One in, one out

29 Dec

excuse the brevity of this post: I’m recovering from giving birth. Believe me, I look at my goat Bebe with new respect; birth ain’t easy. We are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. She’s healthy and happy and loves to eat.

So having a baby around is making me realize I need to pare down my goat herd. Namely I need to find a new home for Ginger. Let me know if you’re interested in buying her–$100–she’d make a great grazer or pet. She’s two years old and had twins last year. She’s not a great milker but is beautiful. Email me with questions and to see photos. Serious inquiries only, from people with goat experience only.

43 Responses to “One in, one out”

  1. Candace L December 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm #


  2. Caroline December 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Comgratulations on your baby girl! Amazing how a tiny baby changes EVERYTHING isn’t it?!

  3. notherethenwhere December 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Congratulations – wonderful news!

  4. Sarah December 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Congratulations Novella! I’ve been wondering when your little one would arrive, and am so happy to hear that you are all doing well!

  5. alice December 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Congratulations! I love new babies! They smell so nice- even their poop smells like apricots. 🙂

  6. Erin December 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm #


  7. Kitty Sharkey December 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    “Email me with questions and to see photos. Serious inquiries only, from people with goat experience only.”

    I’d say I qualify. And this IS a serious inquiry!

    DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS!!! You’ve obviously birthed one too many goatlings and don’t have any experience communicating about human kids. With a goatling, it’s either a doeling or a buckling, heathy or not, always cute, and looking for a new home. With YOU’RE kid we need a little more info. I believe the generally accepted details would not only include her sex, but date of birth, weight, length, NAME AND PHOTO(S).

    I understand the need to keep your private and public life separate. But at least give us more than “It’s a girl”.

    *HUGS* On a serious note, I’m very excited for you and hope you’re as happy and healthy as she is. I’m sure she already has Billy wrapped around her little finger. I imagine her in overalls for her first public photo. Let those of us who are close by know if you need anything, be it a hot home cooked meal or a batch of home made ice cream. *BIG HUGS*

  8. December 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  9. danguole December 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  10. Kate B December 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Yay! It does change everything doesn’t it! Many blessings for the future.

  11. julie December 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Glad to hear your news. We always hold our breath…..and then we let out a whoop of joy. Here’s whooping for the three of you! (and any family hovering close by)

  12. ChristineZ December 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    *HUGS* welcome, little one!

  13. Bee Girl (AKA Melissa) December 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Congratulations on your baby girl! Happy healing!

  14. Rachel December 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Congratulations!!!! I’m so happy for you guys! I look forward to meeting her.

  15. Angela December 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Congrats! May you be blessed as you start the next great adventure!

  16. Brina December 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Joy to you and your family! I’m so happy for you all!

  17. MotherLodeBeth December 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    How exciting to have a baby girl. Am so happy for you.

  18. deb December 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    congratulations, oatmeal stout beer is good for nursing moms, take lots of pictures as this will go so much faster than you can imagine 🙂

  19. MotherLodeBeth December 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Novella if someone wanted to send a baby gift what would you use?

  20. Carla Lopez December 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Congratulations on your new addition, and on getting through it.

  21. Flora Fauna Dinner December 30, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    How lovely – congratulations!

  22. Lisa H December 30, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    How wonderful! Congratulations to you both!

    Lisa in Rockridge

  23. Antoniomo December 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Congratulations!! I’m glad everyone is okay. Enjoy your family!!!

  24. Linda Zoldoske December 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Congratulations! All my best wishes for all!

  25. Birgitt December 31, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    Congratulations dear! I’ve been thinking about you as the year drew to a close. I am delighted that all went well and that your daughter is healthy and hungry! As is should be for an Urban Farmer’s daughter. 😀

  26. Yolanda at Kosodate Farm December 31, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Yay! Congrats Novella and Billy! We can’t wait to meet her. Welcome to the world of Kosodate!

    And, I love the new book!

  27. Pamina December 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your family, Novella!! So glad to hear you are all doing well. And … Happy New Year!

  28. ester ester December 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Congratulations on your baby girl. You are a wonderful person and she is lucky that you are her mother. Blessings to you all. Farming will be all the more meaningful now that you have a little person to share it with.

  29. gina December 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Congratulations on your new baby girl! Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures!

  30. Carrie December 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Three cheers for healthy, happy, and well-fed babies! May everything continue to go smoothly for you as you settle into this new routine and life stage.

  31. Heidi January 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    congrats lady! you are on the road to one heck of a tough, yet oh so rewarding journey. can’t wait to meet the munchkin.

  32. mama konami January 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Congrats mama!

  33. Eve January 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Congratulations! Hope you are all able to get some sleep. Becoming a parent is kinda intense, right? But it’s filled with so much love and tenderness. Hope you’re enjoying her.

  34. Heather January 5, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


  35. Paula B. January 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    YeeeHaw!! Congrats and best wishes.

  36. Paula January 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    man time flies- congratulations on your new farm hand!

  37. Practical Parsimony January 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Congratulations! Name? I do hope we get other stats and pictures. I love looking at baby pictures.

  38. Kristen O'Hara January 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Congratulations on your baby girl, Novella! We loved Farm City, and are glad to have the chance to keep up with your urban farm. 🙂

  39. Will January 10, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Novella- congratulations on the birth of your daughter! We wish you, Billy, and the baby all good things in the new year. Sharing the growing and harvesting of food with our kids is one the things the great joys in my life. They are now five and seven, but have been participating since they were old enough to dig earth… It’s a year-round family endeavor in our house. We plant saved seeds in flats starting in February and harvest tubers through January- our daughter pulled some of the last carrots from the garden last weekend. Enjoy every minute of it.

  40. nadege January 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    did you hear about the farm:shop in Dalston?

  41. Gina January 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Hi Novella – Congratulations to you and Billy on your baby girl, that is some lucky baby!

  42. Caterina B January 22, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Yes, congratulations, Novella! I did get to read that SHE had arrived on your sister’s blog. Not even a darling baby goat is as precious and beautiful as a baby girl (or boy)! You are off on the greatest adventure life can give.

  43. Liz January 24, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Congratulations! I recently found Farm City while browsing the farm section of my local public library & loved it. I also just acquired my first chickens. Very happy to have found your blog!

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