Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Other day, I was filling up my goatie's water buckets, and when I got to Pineknot and Willow's, Pineknot decided to sidle up to the bucket and check out the water source.
He sniffed for a while, eventually getting water up his lil nose, which he did NOT appreciate, and then decided to show off his tongue: He stuck out his tongue, reaching out several inches, I mean, I've NEVER seen a goat's tongue THAT long!!
Anyway, he sticks out his tongue, and starts licking the water streaming from the hose handle, like a dog or cat or something. He was so obsorbed and captivated, and his tongue was so LONG that it was just so hilarious that the whole barn was in such an aproar over Pineknot's simple stupidity!!! We got the giggles, and they were contagious and half of us had to squeeze our knees together to keep from wetting ourselves, we were laughing so hard! When we stopped the water flow, he looked at us like we were stupid, cutting off the source of his plaything. Sadly, it was one of those Kodak moments, the ones that are so perfect and downright HILARIOUS, and of course, you never have any form of camera on you, ya know?
Anywho, if you got a kick out of reading this, lemme know what ya think!!
Luvs ya all,
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Oh, what a busy weekend! Our farmgirl, simplynic is pleased to report the Top Hands Rodeo was a safe and wonderful experience for all the participants. We are very proud of all their hardwork and good sportsmanship! With all equipment and horses back in place, it is time to get back to routine... start over again. Time to shift gears and plan for spring/summer sessions at the barn.
Our farmgirl, simplyjen has been busy with me cleaning out the greenhouse and preparing garden beds with compost. A few seedlings have been started (in the house under lights) in anticipation of the nutritious soil that awaits them.
Our farmboy, simplyj has been assisting in garden bed maintenance as well as caring for and storing hunting gear. He has decided to start practicing his bow and arrow accuracy for next year's hunting season.
Papascaife is busy studying his seminary lessons, preparing sermons, and trying to get our new meat pen brooder house ready for the chicks due to arrive this week. Farmdads keep awful busy preparing for spring!
The family Sunday was full with worship services to attend, an extra guest for church, and unexpected visit from a little cousin. Sleep was sweet last night!
Today as we restart lessons, chores, and the weekly cleaning list.... it was discovered that winter preparations must begin again----- our area is forecast to have a possible two inches of snow tomorrow (not at all typical for us). So, we must be quick to add bedding to stalls, set heat lamps in coops, cover tender new crops, and stack firewood in the bin.
Stay warm, my friends... drink warm tea, serve hot, nourishing soups.... and snuggle in with your dear family. If it does snow... maybe a trip out to catch a few on our tongues will be in order!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Again, who needs tv when you have goats? Such personalily, such silliness, oh the fun of it. If you sit for a bit in their pasture or stall, these Lil' Nips are sure to entertain you. These cuties' share pasture with my chicks, so whenever I sit for my afternoon cup of coffee these lil' darlin's are right there sharing the spotlight with my gals. Romping, racing, playful acrobatics are just part of their crazy antics. If you sit near enough, you may get a nibble on the ear (as farmboy discovered yesterday) or a "kiss" on the nose (as goatmama is fond of) ---then there is the "let me climb in your lap a while" game (because we know that if one wants on your lap, they all want on your lap).
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
**does anyone know where the phrase "and it came to pass" is found in the Bible? Send me your answer and I can't wait to see if you're right!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Goat Mama