Today my friend Charlotte accompanied me to pick up the cutest baby goats on the face of the planet. Seriously. They really are officially the two cutest goats on the planet. I contacted Guinness World Book of Records and they assured me there are not two cuter goats on the entire face of the planet. I was as surprised as you! Until I saw them…….
And then there was no doubt in my mind…… these are certainly the two cutest goats on the face of the planet. And sweet? Lord have mercy, these are some sweet babies. *sigh* I warned you fair and square about the cuteness you just beheld…..
We put a small spool in the goat barn for the babies to play on. But they are exhausted after such an exciting day and Hope layed down beside it, while Mirrie used it as a back scratch.
I have to tell you, meeting Angie and her family was just like seeing old friends. I have never felt so at ease with a group of people I’ve never actually met. What a beautiful and wonderful group of people. I could have stayed there all day long. And we almost did! They took us on a tour of their farm – which is utterly awesome. And Angie’s husband, Steve, and I stood around and discussed computer programming and bonded as geeks. The children were as beautiful as any picture I’ve ever seen on Angie’s blog – and sweeter than anything I could ever describe to you. *sigh* I am in love with this family! Angie sent us on our way with two boxes full of homemade goodies and eggs from ducks and geese. I think I’m going to ask Angie to adopt me…….
I’m sure you noticed I only mention bringing Mirrie and Hope home. Yesterday I talked to Angie on the phone and she told me that Chance passed away yesterday morning. Sad. Very, very sad. The goat babies play so hard and so rough. It’s most likely she died from rough housing. I am sad. I cried when we hung up. But I know things like this happen. I’m mostly sad for Angie’s family – especially Colby, who fed and cared for these babies for so long.
Mirrie and Hope are in the goat barn that we’ve labored so hard on the past few weeks. It still needs a lot of work – a lean-to added to the front, a fenced in paddock, and shingles on the roof, but it will keep our goat babies safe from the weather for now. And I prefer to leave them in the goat barn for a couple of days so they learn it is their new home. Bernie will fence in a small area for them to get some sunshine while he fences in the larger area that will be their paddock.
I have goats! *sigh* I have goats! And Charlotte and I had a wonderful time going to get them. Oh – and the goat babies were in a cage for over two hours on the journey home – and not one single “accident” the whole way. They did potty within five minutes of being on ground though
The pups are not used to me being away for any amount of time. When I got home tonight I had to get the babies to the goat barn, feed them (they are still bottle fed twice daily), clean the chicken coop, and then check on the goat babies again. When I finally had time we took the puppies outside for a while. Diesel needed some reassuring.
The pups won’t be introduced to the goats until some fencing is up and they can get used to each other with a barrier between them to start with. I think everyone is going to get along just fine. It may take a little time before we’re comfortable with them all mingling though.
True to form, I forgot my camera for this big day. Ugh. But Charlotte remembered hers – bless her heart! I’ll post more pictures later. We’re all too pooped tonight. Not only from working so hard these past few days and the excitement of this wonderful day, but from all the cuteness we’ve been blessed with.
I have baby goats! Eeeeeeeeeep!