Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Goaties in Green

Today I let Dolly Doodle and her Doodle-etts out in the green grass. It was a lovely day but Dolly was still in that new mother stage and was not happy having her babies out in the big wide world! She didn't even take one bite of that green grass and clover! She was too busy trying to lick the fur right off those kids...
The kids enjoyed it even if it made their momma a nervous wreck! Their outing was short, I didn't want Dolly to freak out and let me tell you, that goat has had a few freak outs in her day,only because I wasn't home to put her to bed but they were wild times I have been told!
I know you all are wondering about Peanut's ears! The floppy ear did not straighten out..nope! The straight ear went floppy!
Now isn't that the cutest!

Zazzy,as I am still calling her  despite the Boy's arguments, is just pretty! The Boy doesn't like the name Zazzy but I keep saying she just looks so zazzy! The Boy says she looks  paint splattered too but he won't be naming her Splattered! I think I am going to win since I am her Grand-maaaaa! Hey, I am the only Momma Dolly ever new so I get to claim Grand-maaaa! This only furthers the Boy's prediction as me being on the road to being know as the Crazy Goat Lady. And...um...Hubby asked today if I was talking to the goats again. You all know I answered yes to that! Well, goats are as smart as dogs and they say dogs understand as much language as a toddler so the goats understand at least as much as a dog does in my way of thinking! Besides, all animals like hearing you talk sweet to them, any animal person knows that.
Zazzy and Peanut are both super sweet and come right up to me to be loved on when I go into their stall ..I don't know..maybe a dozens times a day!
Mr.Tumnus always throws sweet kids. No matter what the personality of their moms, his kids are always super sweet, especially the boys. I truly believe he has a genetic disposition for sweetness he passes on!

We are definitely in Spring here in Southeast Texas! Things are blooming and sprouting all over. These little"pinks"on my deck always make me smile. 
These came from my Hubby's late grandma. I think of her often but even more when I see flowers that came from her. I  have some red spider lilies  and jonquils that came from her also. I  love having flowers from  family members,they are a beautiful reminder of those people! I have some daffodils from Hubby's grandfather and Iris from my MIL and  some lillies from my friend Texan...I could do a whole post on the plants and flowers I have that have connections to people in my life.

I think that is a wonderful way to be remembered,don't you?

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those babies sure are cute. and i'd talk to them, too! :)

Teresa said...

The flowers are a wonderful way to be remembered. I love Zazzy! She's just adorable and the name is perfect for her. I thought Peanut's ear might flop. He's awfully cute too.

Lin said...

Who doesn't talk to their animals??? I talk to everything--even the frogs and fish in the pond. I feed them and say "good morning, frogs" every day. Doesn't everyone???

Those kids are BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine how cute they are in person. :)

LindaG said...

It's a perfect way to remember someone.
Your kids are fantastic.
And of course everyone talks to their animals! :)

Chris said...

I love seeing everything so green and lush and your goats bathed in sunshine Melodie.

It's not Spring here yet but your photos make it feel warmer. :-)

Jill said...

I love your babies! I would be lovin' on them all of the time too. And talking to them! :)

Love the flowers from families and friends! Beautiful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the pic of her laying in the grass. So sweet!

Furry Bottoms said...

Those kids are just so darn adorable!!

wayside wanderer said...

February or not, it looks like spring at your farm has sprung! Love those pinks and have fond memories of them growing up. We would hid Easter eggs in them. Both Zazzy and Peanut are adorable. No wonder you are smitten. I totally understand being crazy about animals, and sweet ones on top of that, well, the world needs more sweetness, that is for sure!

Sall's Country Life said...

OMG! So glad I popped in here today (from DrMomi) Love seeing your beautiful spring weather! Blooming flowers and baby goats? R U SERIOUS? I would be in heaven!! Enjoy it all, and thanks for sharing with this sun deprived South Dakotan!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your Kids are adorable --- Of course you're going to talk to your goats!! Animals understand what we are saying since we repeat the same thing over and over again and with the intonation of our voice. I talk to my dog all the time and to my cockateal and even to my gold fish!! Hahahhaaa- I KNOW they can't hear me - but they come swim over to me when I walk up and feed them!!!

DebH said...

well I'm green with envy!! I LOVE that little Zazzy and I think it fits perfectly..and I can't get over how lush it looks in your neighborhood. Yup, its decided...when I win the lottery, I'm moving to your neck of the woods. Its predicted some 8 inches of snow today and so far its almost got that beat!! Spring is just around the corner..Spring is just around the corner!

Stevie said...

I love the floppy ears. Is there Nubian in there somewhere? I breed some miniNubians and they have the adorable floppy ears, toot, just not as long as full Nubian. And Zazzy suits that little goat perfectly!
Stevie@ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Texan said...

Oh they are so so so cute! Look at your flowers! Ya'll are greener down that way then we are here yet. But we are getting there.

Pricilla said...

No, I see they weren't yesterday. I am so sorry I missed them. I don't understand how....*sigh*

They are growing so big!

Tina said...

what adorable babies.

Tina said...

what adorable babies.

Mary Ann said...

The goats are adorable, but your comments on the flowers are so true... it is so good to remember friends and families through their flower gifts!

Nancy Claeys said...

What a sweet post, Melodie. The kids are just to die for -- so cute are they!

And I'm so jealous you are having blooms this time of year. It's been really nice here in Neb., but not blooming-kinda-nice, yet.

Marilyn said...

I love your beautiful flowers and I REALLY love your beautiful babies!
I guess I love spring :)