"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Monday, October 20, 2008

Visit to the Goat Farm

We drove over to the goat farm today. This is were we bought our babies. We wanted to see the lady who sold them to us and ask her some questions. I also had photos of Bart, Brownie, Murph' and Freckles. She wasn't there but her husband answered our questions and said we could look around all we wanted. The goats were so friendly and curious, so different that the sheep that just left the barn and walked out to the field. Jezebel, the donkey didn't want to talk either. She let us pet her and then she followed the sheep.
Bart's dad came over to visit but he kept watching his ladies. You could tell he was trying to be sociable but his mind was on other things . Bart looks so much like his father. We saw many goats there that did. He must be the big goat on campus. He's huge and I wouldn't want to tell him which ladies were his and which were not. He's had an attitude that reflects his stature. Glad we got our boys "fixed"...., and he stinks!!
When we got home I told Bart that we had seen his Dad. He seemed unconcerned.
I wanted to bring all the cute little goats, from the last litter, home with us. They were so sweet and noisy. But I think, for now, that we will just love what we've got here. The "G" men( as the Prospector calls them ) have adapted well and are getting bigger everyday.
It was fun to see all the goats out there but this is enough for now. Besides, we still need a DONKEY.
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4 comments:

Lucy said...

Thanks for my goat fix. Really brings back some great memories. I'll never forget the first time I realized it was rutting season!!! The goat down the road paid our girl a visit and left leaving his scent behind for what seemed like DAYS. My husband came home from school(UCSC) and laughed his head off at me ringing my hands trying to figure out the "smell".

Becky said...

They are all so cote lined up for inspection or dinner, LOL! What a fun visit for you. Can't wait to see your donkey. Have you ever read the children's book, Donkey Donkey. Its a sweet story and it reminds me of a scene that may play itself out on your farm ;-)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

one of our neighbors has horses and donkeys they are cute... the only goats around here that I know of are up towards harlem and the only time i hear much about them is when they are bbq'd :O
personally I dont think i would want to eat them they are too cute

Madeline's Album said...

Another great story. Tell the prospector he needs a donkey to carry his mining equipement. I still remember the time my dad dressed up as a prospector and he and his donkey with gold pans, picks, and shovels marched in the fourth of July parade. Have a great day.