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)



  1. love the kid and the name"wild ginger" so so cute, I was browsing on Craigslist under outdoor( searching for a canopy for Richie grad party) but saw a ad for a fainting buckling goat? why do they call him that? only if you know off hand ,I am able to Google it. warming up .up there yet?

  2. Fainting goats are a breed of goat, also called myotonic goats. They go into myotonic shock at the slightest frightening experience (looks like fainting, then they get up and go about business as usual), such as an umbrella unexpectedly opening, a piece of paper blowing by, a dog running past...
    One reason people like them is because they're not as hard on fences, and less likely to be fence jumpers. I don't know much else about them.
    Yes, it's warming up! We've had three glorius days of sun and warmth. :)

  3. Those goats are just TOO stinking cute! All my kids are gone :( But at least I get ALL the milk now!

  4. Well, my gosh, you sure do have a bunch of kids bouncing around! How fun! They all look happy and healthy. Eager to hear all of your other news when you get a chance.

  5. CR- Yes, they are cute, but a lot of work as you know. Having that milk to yourself is nice too! I'm looking forward to that myself. :)

    Mama Pea- Yes, bouncing is definitely a good description! I'm so glad they do all seem happy and healthy. Now would be a great time to come and take a peek if you'd like, too. :)

  6. Adorable! Our little kids are going to freezer camp so they don't get real names. We just call them all "tigger." Can't wait to hear about your Mother's Day!

  7. hoosier girl- Yes, I understand that. They are so hard not to fall in love with, names or no. I have a couple that were possibly destined for the freezer, but I was able to sell them, so we're all good this year. Now next year, that will be a different story. :(