Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Springtime Gifts


Hubby decided to get me my spring time gifts, you know all the springish holidays, like Valentines day, Easter, my birthday, Presidents Day..all rolled into one. He bundles. I am very much OK with this because he always get me great present and they often have 4 legs. Here are my spring time presents, Quigley and Maggie! They are Angora goats!


 Lovely fiber girls! They are beautiful don't you all think?
 It was a long drive in horrible wind to go and get them, but it was worth it. Our herd of ornery mischief makers accepted them right in without so much as a head-butt..which was surprising to say the least! Me and the Boy were on standby to break up any fights and rush the new girls back to the holding pen..but all was calm. It kind of left us standing there scratching our heads. Wonders never cease, as the old folks would say.
In other farm news, the hillbilly green house of the last few years has been made more permanent thanks to The Boy. The tomato plants, that I started from seed back in January, are growing nicely and are ready for warmer spring days.
 Oscar Peterson is making himself comfortable on top of my strawberry plants! He is such a sweet little kitty, I can't be mad at him. Hubby, on the other hand, has had a few choice words to say to Mr. Peterson about the big rat that lives quiet peacefully and unmauled by cats, in his shop.
The Doodle-ettes are growing fast! They have left the nursery pen and are in with the herd. Sometime this next week, I think they will become wethers!
Spring is here. My tulip magnolia tree is blooming for the first time since I planted it.
I will be glad when it is big and fills my back yard with beautiful flowers. I have 2 smaller ones, no blooms so far on those.  W e are supposed to have a light freeze in the next few nights. We'll see. The weather man has been off a lot lately, but then again, ole Mother nature likes to tease us around this time of year.  Just in case, we moved all the potted citrus trees into the green house. The Meyer lemons are blooming and it smells heavenly in there. I am hoping to go see some weaving and spinning at the Houston rodeo, if I do then maybe I will have some good pictures for another post soon!
 












14 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

They are so curly!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like spring is off to a good start at your place - except maybe for the rat presence. :)

Tina said...

I can only dream of spring here, but then we do live in Canada lol.
What cute sheep and goats.

Lin said...

Oooh, I just want to pet those goats! Are they as soft to touch as they look?

rusty duck said...

Beautiful angora goats!
You have Spring a lot earlier than us, still pretty cold in England. :(

DFW said...

Those goats are just too cute! I'll bet that Tulip Magnolia is beautful in full bloom!

Millie said...

They are so cute! Congratulations on your wonderful gift. I'm itching to start planting seeds, but I have to wait for a little bit yet. Hope everything makes it through your frost.

the wild magnolia said...

as i responded on Facebook, Oh my melody, I love these babies! the are unique and i love that! a good sign, i think, that the other goaties made them welcome.

keeping up with the goaties and your garden is so fun. also, canning.

can't wait for the weaving projects.

wishing you a great day.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They're so beautiful! Nice to 'see' you :-). Not a sign of spring here.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congratulations on your 4 legged presents. Angoras are such fun docile goats. I didn't get mine sheared last September like I should have, fleeces are much nicer done twice a year, now looking at them I regret not getting it done.

S. J. Qualls said...

Love the curly goaties! They look so gentle!
Gorgeous blossom!

wayside wanderer said...

Hahaha...I love it. Quigley and Maggie are super cute (those ears and curls! *squeel*) and they seem to have made themselves at home. Sorry about the rats. I guess they know a good place when they see one. :)

Gina Gao said...

These are really great pictures! I enjoyed this post very much.

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Mary Ann said...

Oh, it looks so nice and green there... we don't have our greenhouse up yet, or the hoop house weathered in for spring... still covered in snow! Your new goats are great!