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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goat Cuteness on the Homestead

I'm so glad I chose this breed of goat as my first goats. They're just the right size for me. I can handle them fairly easily, even when they're being stubborn (which they usually are). Cute, for sure, but stubborn. So far everything is going well. For now they're just hanging out and eating, pooping and being entertaining. I was very nervous about hoof trimming, but my first time going it alone went very well. No blood and a good level trim. I highly recommend a hoof plane. It helped a lot in adding the finishing touch to a nice level trim. It's also nice to have a helper. Molly did a great job helping to hold goats still.

The girls love their fort and slide. They play king of the hill, and run up onto it whenever they're frightened by anything. It's very entertaining for the goats and for us.

They're just the right size for the youngest human member of our family. They're usually gentle, but if they get a bit rowdy they're still pretty safe for her to be around.

Oh, they're just so cute! I love them, absolutely!


  1. They are fantastic, and certainly one of the first animals I want to have if we are fortunate enough to do so. Congrats on the hoof trimming, there is such a learning curve to all of it, but once it's over you can breathe a sigh of relief and tuck it under the "experience" hat! Cute pics!

  2. I'm so glad the goats are working out for you! They must be very happy in their new home.

  3. They are so cute! What a great idea to use that kiddie slide as a goat playground. I have one I use now for daycare kids but when it gets too worn out, I'll save it for my "one day goats" (the goats I dream of having one day when we can move to a few acres). :)
    (From Becky @ The Stockpot.... google doesn't like my sign in anymore)

  4. Hi Becky! I sure hope you get your goats one day. They're a lot of fun.
    I was having the same problem with being unable to post comments using my google identity. Finally I read that if I unclicked "stay signed in" when logging in it might fix the problem, and for me it did. Hope it helps you too! :)
    By the way, I love your blog! You are one awesome gardener (among many other great talents)!