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

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Kid Pics

  I couldn't resist adding more goat kid pics now that the kids are growing.  They're so fun to watch now that we can't seem to get anything done!  I did plant potatoes a couple of days ago though.  I could still be outside watching the kids play while moms grazed. :)

We had an interesting Mother's Day weekend that I'll share with you next time I post (whenever I get around to that).  Actually, I've had a TON going on that I could post about (including the human baby making her appearance), but no time to do it.  Either I have a lot of time, but nothing very interesting to say, or a lot to say and no time.

I do hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day! :)

SHAMROCK (aka Sham)

SUGAR MAPLE (sale pending)

MACINTOSH (sale pending)


BOUNCING BET (aka Little Bet)


Friday, May 4, 2012

Starlight's Triplets

CLICK HERE to see a post about Starlight's kids, born 5-2-12.  They are adorable!
I haven't written much about this first kidding season of ours, I know.  It's just been so much more work than I thought!
There are two extra reasons why it's been difficult.  I've been under the weather for this entire kidding season, and so has the rest of the family.  I spent the first week or so caring for a coughing, feverish crew.  I spent the second week coughing and feverish.  The second reason it's been more challenging than it may have been is that Dan (hubby) badly sprained his foot falling off a ladder at work.  He's been spending a lot of time on his back since his foot is mostly supposed to be elevated above his heart.
Oh, and there's a third reason!  I've been trying to balance checking on goats during the night with getting enough sleep, since I am also waiting for a human baby to decide it's time to make an appearance.  It's been hanging in the back of my mind this whole time causing some extra mental stress, but so far he or she is holding off on introducing him/herself.  However, no mental stress over that now, since I'm ready and (other than coughing) can sleep all night! :)

Last night one of Dan's rabbits had nine bunnies, so he's pretty stoked too!

Next big challenge:  disbudding babies for the first time. :(