Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Dolly Doodle Report

 It's me! The one and only Dolly Doodle here to give you an update on what has been going on around here!
I have been helping out my Maa a lot these last couple of days and it is hard work let me tell you! You see, when my Maa works around the farm she will take me with her. She puts on my harness and a leash and I go with her to help in what ever she is doing. Mostly the leash just drags behind me because I like to be with my Maa and follow her but my  Maa says she feels safer if she can get a hold of me if she needs too. I  go with my Maa all kinds of places except the garden. She never takes me there .....something about me being about as much use as a plague of locust out there! Well, I don't know what a plagues of locust are but they must be mighty useful if they are half as good as me!

I know you all are wondering what I have been helping with lately and I am going to tell you. Berry picking!
I am a very good goatie helper at berry picking! First I watch the house and when ever my Maa comes out I maaaaaaaa her name loudly and repeatedly so she knows I am ready to go to work! She says things I can not hear from where I am but eventually she says,"Alright Doodle!"  Doodle, that is what she calls me! Then she comes and gets me and off we go! You may be wondering how I help pick berries.Well , I don't really pick the berries I don't like them at all. I help by eating all the leaves, poison ivy and devil weed so my Maaa can 
 get to her berries!
Maa says she has to get enough berries to make jelly for Daaad. I don't know what jelly is but if she will throw some poison ivy or devil weed in there I will help Daaad eat it!

I help my Maa by making sure I am always eating right where she is picking.  So,I usually stand right between her legs and try to eat exactly where her fingers are so I can remove all the leaves that may be in her way....
This is my job right now. It is a very,very important job which makes me a very important goatie!  I try to tell all the other goats how important I am and that they should butt me less and let me have more of the grain but they are just the unsophisticated kind of goats and don't understand the importance of my work! My Maa says one day when I am a big goatie I will be a milking Nanny but until then I can be her helper. I sure hope Daaad wants lots of jelly because I  really love berry picking!

17 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, your berries come in early! Yum!

Pricilla said...

It is good you are there to help!

texwisgirl said...

Dolly Doodle, you could sure help me a bunch by going around my pond and eating up ALL the poison ivy growing rampant around there! Do you think your leash would reach this far north?

Barbee' said...

Aaaah, that is so cute!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hi Doodle!!!!! I'm amazed that you wear that halter thingy. I hate mine and won't move when I have it on my head - hee hee. We are just seeing a little green grass up here. We won't see berries until late June or July! Lucky you down there!

Millie said...

I would certainly love to have a job like that!

goatmilker said...

So cute!

Lin said...

Dang. That Maaa is lucky to have you! I need a helper like that. Our grass is growing so fast with all this rain and we can't get out there to mow. Do you think you can come here for a week or so and help?

Debbie @ Sampbilly Ranch said...

How cute is that! Do the berries grow wild on your place? I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that runs around in shorts and mud boots. I think it's so funny that the goats like to eat poison ivy.

Melodie said...

Debbie,
Yes they are wild and all over the place!

LindaG said...

How lucky you are, Melodie! I could use a bunch of helpful goaties on the farm. :)

wayside wanderer said...

Doodle is too cute and such a good helper! I had no idea goats eat poison ivy. What is devil weed?

Texan said...

Dolly you look great and it sounds like your being very helpful. Its good your earning your keep :O).

Doc said...

Dolly certainly is a help on the farm, this post could be a children's book easily. I know my two grandchildren would love it.

Melodie said...

Wayside wanderer....it is actually called bull brier but we always called it devil weed.

Jim said...

Doodle, you are one smart goat! That's what I need in my garden!

Pam said...

Melodie, I love this post!