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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Goat Meet and Greet

Yesterday's goat meet and greet went quite well. Actually, the most hectic part for me happened before we even left home. The breeder decided that it would be best if I gave a course of antibiotics to my does so we didn't end up spreading "shipping fever" between our animals. Shipping fever is sort of a generic term for something that commonly happens when goats are transported to new places. They can get stressed and then their immune systems get depressed. If that happens, then any germs hanging around can quickly cause an illness.
So, I gave them each a shot of penicillin and gathered up supplies to send with them. Then I gave them some hay so they could eat for a while while I got kennels loaded up.
It turns out they've all grown since I got them. I started by trying to cram Cupcake into a kennel she used to fit in. She said, "NO!", and that was that. So, we decided that Panzy could just ride in the van like a family pet, and prayed she wouldn't pee. All good, no accidents.
The meeting went fairly well, with no major trouble between any of the does. However, I don't know when any of them will get a chance to eat or drink, with the bucks hot on their heels all the time.
A am still a bit nervous...God bless them, please.

The following is the only picture I took. This is Panzy and Maxwell. The others were inside the barn, and it was pretty dark in there, so no pics.

I'm grounding myself from my computer for a while now, so I'll see you when my grounding is over (probably by Friday). Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. I hope you didn't do anything really bad to get grounded from your computer. ;o} I know just what you mean, sometimes SOMETHING has to be cut out of the daily routine so you can regain some semblance of order and a clear head. Glad to hear the goat trip went well. We'll all be here when you return.

  2. Hoping for a successful visit for the girls.

    I should do the same thing here for a couple of hours and shut down the lap top and get some house work done.

    Blessings Kelsie

  3. Panzy-I love it and you bye for a few days [ boo ho]

  4. Glad to hear that the goat trip went without a hitch... I imagine cleaning goat pee out of a van is not something to look forward to in the beginning of December.

  5. I hope you aren't gone long! Selfish, I know :(

  6. Mama Pea- You are so right, sometimes I just have to say "no!" to the computer, but it's so hard when there are so many lovely posts to read.

    Kelsie- So far so good for the girls! Now that I'm back I should get some housework done as well. Gotta do the annual pre-Christmas purge so the house doesn't collapse with all the "stuff" that will inevitably be crammed into it this Christmas. :)

    Judy- Thanks, you sweet thing! :) Hope your pre-holiday prep is going well. Hugs!

    Prarie Cat- Nice to meet you, and you guessed right. Cat pee in the van at any time of year is a bad thing. ;)

    Hoosier Girl- I'm so glad to be back! :) Can't wait to see what you've posted about since I've been gone.