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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Don't Give a Fig?

I can't give a fig yet- but it is budding up quite nicely!
A catchy title might make up for no excitement posting. Today was "band the boys" day. Whole process went well - no excessive screaming (from the goats - DH and I almost never scream) and didn't have to cut any bands off due to misplacement (DH has steady hands while I hold the front legs and head of the victim - I mean patient). Picture of Nubiana and her little girl I've been calling Blondie (I'm so blessed original with naming critters it is a gift -perhaps a spiritual gift?) The two kids mock fighting are two little gals - Bubbles is the brunette and the other is "remains to be named" daughter of Castena. The three very alert kids were awakened by a rushing attack from Conan the Destroyer (our very lonely rat terrorist who has become a bit of a bully with the goat babies). Flip and Snicker are the two leaning over our chain link fence to nibble the honeysuckle plant - a big reason I cannot have anything growing on the vast expanse of chain link fence - because goats feel it is their calling in life to defoliate all fence lines. Now I'm sure I've made your day - with my random sillliness - wonderfully quiet Sunday, good church service, tasty brunchy meal here at the house and quiet afternoon (watched White Fang the movie and read a book). I love days like this - if I believed in reincarnation - I'd think I was a cat in a previous life - except for the whole licking yourself and being very flexible thing. It is good on Buhlaland - but you knew that didn't you?

6 comments:

Sophie said...

It must be a good day--you had me giggling over here! So you have goats...just for fun, or do they serve a purpose? I"m wondering what kinds of animals I could/should have at my house in Ethiopia, and goats have crossed my mind. Am I crazy?

LindaSueBuhl said...

You may well be crazy (I think several philosophers have written about the insanity of being a Christ follower) but keeping goats isn't a hard thing to do - our goats are mostly an agricultural tax exemption and pleasant livestock. They are also meat goats (the banded little boys will eventually go to market). If you like it - goat milk has been a staple in most cultures. Not sure about climate in your particular part of Ethiopia but fiber goats provide hair to spin into yarn to make woven cloth. Glad I facilitated a bit of a grin for you - my purpose in life is often to be the class clown

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm giggling, too!!!! LOVED the pictures of the goats!!! My sister has the goat fever and it's such a joy to watch them.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! It was great to see you there and to read your kind, encouraging words!!!!!

Cora

Sand Flat Farm said...

Funny post! I love your goats - love the long soft ears...

KathyB. said...

A lovely day in Buhl-a-land for sure! And I think Ethiopia is a perfect place to have goats....for what ever the need may be. Milk, meat, browse eaters!

Reading a book and watching a movie, yes, nice day indeed...oh, and best of all, watching goats play!

Hubby and I have the same routine as you when banding our sheep!Those husbands with steady hands are mighty 'handy'.....

Lanny said...

And if the girls don't find you... Oh wait, I got in big fat ugly trouble the last time I said that. Well since I was catching up on the last two posts and I read the Creme Brulee warrior one first it was a good thing I waited to change. You are too funny today.