Billy goats

Our daughter Jeanelle needed some pics of the farm animals for her blog and facebook page so this meant we needed a photo session.

These are the two Billy Goats who are named Gruff and Texas. They have each bred one female goat so there should be the first babies this week the next ones in June.

I will be posting more pics this week.

 

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Dancing Goat’s

I was able to get a few more goat pictures but they were not being very cooperative. When the goats get let out of their pen they have one thing on their mind and that is eating.

Some of the goats I have shown you before and others are new to the blog.

The black goat that has the white spots name is Valentine she was just bred for the first time.

The white goat that has the black spots is named Boney she is older and has had babies a few times before but is a good milker.  She too was just bred.

Clover is the brownest one with black and some white.

Buttercup is brown and white but has quite a bit of white. She is also the one standing by herself in the picture. I love the expression on her face it was like she was talking lol.

Clover and Buttercup will not be bred until the spring.

It appears that the goats were dancing in these pictures when all they were really doing was trying to reach the leaves on the cypress tree.

As you can tell these goats are well-fed thanks to buttercup showing off her pot belly.

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Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my dad’s birthday he would have been 78 – years old.

He passed away September 1, 2014 – 3 years ago from esophageal cancer right before he would have been 75.

I think the hardest part of my dad dying was that I replay our last conversations over and over in my head.

I have put the pieces together of EVERYTHING he was trying to tell me. My dad was trying to warn me what would happen when he was gone he was trying to prepare me for it. Nothing could ever prepare me for what has happened.

Happy Birthday, DAD, I love you and miss you.

A little boys lego collection

Our grandson Andrew who is 6 -years old has been collecting legos for quite a few years.
He has always been into the tiny legos even when he was not old enough for them.

He loves the sets that make a town, police station, fire station etc. His mom and dad have bought him plenty of these through the years for him.
He would ask for them for his birthday and Christmas so the rest of us would buy them for him. Any money he earned doing jobs he spent on Legos.

Legos is by far his favorite toy because your imagination can run wild.

His lego collection was in the school room because it was a place he could go and build in peace without the disruption from his twin sisters or baby brother.Most of the time he would do this just to have a place he could leave stuff built at. Sometimes his sisters would go in there and build stuff with him.

When the barn flooded the water from the goats and chickens pen and stalls rushed into the school room ruining his Lego collection along with all the school books.

Our daughter said even with Clorox she does not feel safe trying to save the lego collection.

I had him pick out two sets and then I picked out a 3rd that will be delivered to him next Thursday. He picked out a fire rescue, a lodge and I picked out a fishing boat set.

With children, their things mean as much to them as ours does to us. He was very stressed during the storm thinking it was going to take down their house. He was so excited to see the water finally going down.

The least those of us in his family can do is replace as many as we can to help a little boys imagination be stimulated once again by Legos.

More goats on the farm

Our daughter and her husband drove 7 hours to pick up 2 more registered Nigerian dairy goats

One grown one already had babies and still has milk she will be bred again in August. Our daughter can practice milking on this goat 1 x a day because she still has milk. The other one was just bred and should have her babies in December. I said, babies, because most goats have multiples.

While they were there they went ahead and bought a buck and they were given a wether to keep the buck company. They say wethers make really good pets.

Now they have a total of 7 goats. I think that will be all the goats for now because some will be having babies and others will be bred when they are old enough.

I hope to get some pictures of them next week to share.