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The Whole World is a Playground!
July 15, 2014, 7:38 am
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Our Goats

Our Goats


July 15, 2014

Goats have a party everywhere they go. Their upbeat, positive attitude is hard to miss. They are happy to see everyone they meet and look for the good in everything they do. Of course “good” to a goat may not be so “good” to us humans.

Goats love flowers and any plant tended by man. They can jump onto the roof of a car in one leap. They are awesome manure spreaders and will leave their poop pellets everywhere they go, especially in buildings and on the back patio. They love children, I guess to a goat, small people are just … kids 😮

There is a lesson to be learned from the goats. No, I’m not talking about destroying flower beds or jumping on cars. I also cannot condone pooping on someone’s patio, but finding fun and excitement everywhere you go…. Now, that is a lesson!

We humans get too wrapped up in the stresses of life. We need to relax. We need to look for, and find, fun more often. If you can’t find some exciting pastime, then like the one goat in the photo, just plop down and rest. Yes, animals in good care, have it made. You can see contentment by just looking at them. Goats, well they are the ultimate party goers…if they can’t find one…they make it!



Vincent Van Goat
May 23, 2014, 10:29 am
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Vincent the orphan

Vincent the orphan


May 23, 2014

This little goat was born a twin, but orphaned quickly. His mother hated him. She bit his ear off and plucked out all of his hair. She beat him with her horns unmercifully. The people I bought a flock of goats from, rescued him, and became his mom 😮

There were a few shaky days, but he took to the bottle quickly. I got him when he was a few weeks old. I chose not to leave him with the flock, because they picked on him constantly. I bottle feed him while still giving him all the grass and weeds he wants.

I named him Vincent Van Goat. I chose the name partly due to his missing ear. He is a goat and lastly, he will be jumping on cars and vans in no time. Goats love to jump on things. If they are not confined, they will jump all over everything… including your brand new car!

I have found Vincent a new home. The new owners are making a place for him. He will have a good home where he can be a pet. He will be a companion , much like a dog. He will help keep brush and weeds from growing in the fence rows, while being a pal.

In the meantime, I will give him a bottle and let him follow me all over the farm while I do chores. His ear has healed and his hair is growing back. He sleeps with a couple of piggies…his choice. I think he likes their warmth. The pigs don’t mind… after all, it’s not often that you get to sleep with a celebrity!

Vincent

Vincent