Friday, February 26, 2010

Thank You and Random Farm Stuff

I want to say thank you to everyone out there who made such kind comments yesterday.It is hard to believe that a little goatie who was here for such a short had so much meaning in my life.I miss him ,as I am sure I will for quiet awhile.I missed him curled up in my lap as we watched T.V.


I do not want to talk about sadness for awhile.I will just throw out some more randomness from  around the farm.   Whirly Comb Jr. had her little chickies out yesterday. Two are Buff Orpingtons,one is a Maran mix and the other is an Easter Egger mix.


Only 4 hatched....I am thinking we may have to replace Elvis with a younger rooster is he can't do a better job!



 The little bunnies have gotten bigger...





 


This one with the white ears is the doe I just bought .She is going to be for breeding, not the stew pot!
 

  

Sweet pea thinks it is Crazy Hat Day on the farm! She does this all the time,she likes to eat her hay fluffy and she has the perfect horns to fluff it up.That, or she is just taking a snack with her for later!


 

 
Sweet Pea is a kisser,she loves to give us goatie kisses! The Boy says it is because she somehow knows we saved her.She is the most affectionate goatie I have ever met.The Boy found some special skin and coat vitamins for her and they are making a big difference! It is for horses but has a reduced dosage for goats.

 


Just some random duckness !!


  
  
Can you guess what this is?      It is asparagus I started from seed! Yes,I know it will take a long time before it is big enough to make! Some friends gave me some mature plants.There is just something...I don't know... satisfying about growing things from seed!


  


I know this is just airplane trails but....
  

And last of all....do you see what I see ? Yep,that old oak is budding out! That tree knows something I think! Spring is near!


  

Have a great day everyone!

14 comments:

Laura said...

I pray that your other Goat doe's give you healthy kids to ease the pain of your loss a bit. These are the experiences that shape our lives, touch us and mold us, help us grow but so painful none the less.
Your little farm is so full of new life, and it does look like spring is coming soon.

Barbara said...

Love the pictures. I LOL at Sweetpea with her hat. Very cute pic of Sweetpea kissing your son
Mama hen with chicks - cute
Bunnies - cute
Several trees are budding out here also. The Sandhill Cranes are migrating back. They migrate over my house every year.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Great pictures! Oak budding out? Wow! Wish mine would! They are the LAST thing to bud out around here...

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I love everything about todays post, but I especially love the boy's tee shirt!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

lovely pictures and a nice snippet of someones life....... nice to view them

Pricilla said...

I am glad to see the joy in your life. You deserve some.
My horned goats get all hayed up too. It's so funny!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Looks like a beautiful day there, love seeing the Spring chicks. Wish I could pop over for a visit.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great pics. there is still so much life on the farm.i think you were right and i think murry had something hereditary going on! hope you are feeling better!

the wild magnolia said...

What a delightful visit I had today. I am not able to have such delights so your blog is an especial treat.

Thank you for sharing!

Texan said...

Your bunnies have grown so much!!

and baby chicks I would love to see some hatch here...ahem of course we do not have a rooster so well I guess that isnt happening LOL...

Sweet Pea looks really good..

Melodie said...

Thanks everyone! And to Gerald the goat,I am sorry I tried and tried to get your comment to publish,it just would not do it!

Lin said...

I just "followed" you and was sent by Patty and Pricilla and the gang. I'm sorry to see the loss of you sweet goat friend, but I see the joy in new life there as well. There is some comfort in new lives beginning and it gives us hope, doesn't it. It doesn't make the pain go away, but it helps a bit. :)

Kim said...

I just caught up on your recent entries: I am SO sorry about your wee goat. How heartbreaking for you - he was such a little darling.
Take care.

Steve said...

LOVE that picture of Sweet Pea in her hat, LOL!!! You have a lot of great farm pics on here. Thanks for sharing them.