Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Introducing Violette and Pansy

I'm so excited that I can't help counting my chickens (or rather, goats) before they've hatched! I should be picking up my first milk goats in a week or two. I'd like to introduce you to Violette and Pansy. They're pure bred Nigerian does. Violette is 5 and nursing kids now, so I'll be milking right away (I hope) since I'll be taking her from them. First both Violette and I have to learn how to give (willingly)/get milk. I hope and pray we're successful. :)
Pansy is 2 and pregnant (we think). If so, she's due in August.
I'm really looking forward to making the trip to get them and spending some time at the farm where they are. I'm planning to help with some goat maintenance while there so I can learn hands on how to trim hooves and such things. Possibly we'll be pulling some bloods to do some pregnancy testing.
This is all truly a blessing to me, and I'm really happy how God has worked things out for us after all the waiting. When I thought things weren't working out at all and was feeling discouraged at not having my goats yet, God had a better plan for us all along. :) I've met a really neat woman who likes to teach what she knows and seems as pleased as I am with our arrangements. I get to start milking right away. I'm not spending as much money on them as I'd thought I would be. This is all around a much better deal, and I didn't even have anything to do with it. Isn't that just the coolest? Oh, and I just have to share the cool thing about their names with you. I'd said I was going to name all the future does we got from breeding our does after flowers (like clover, daisy, lily, iris...) So, isn't it just neat that these girls are Violette and, close to a flower name, Japanzy (whom we'll call Pansy)?
OK, so I'm obviously a little excited.

Oh, and by the way, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!! I'm spending to day with my family, and enjoying all the sweet things my kids want to do for me. Bringing me drinks, back massages, extra hugs. They're such treasures!

Japanzy (Who we'll be calling Pansy) on the left





  1. Wa-hoo! Congrats on the goats! I just know you will love them . . . and having your own milk. I really like the looks of Violette and Pansy. Very attractive coloring. Goats have strong personalities and I can see the kids (your kids, I mean) really enjoying them. Great news!

  2. Mama Pea- Yes, I feel sure we'll all just love them to pieces. I just hope I can be a good goat mama! :)

  3. They are adorable! I LOVE goats! I can't wait to see how the milking goes and all the good things you will make with it. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!