There’s a reason I often look at Finn and say, “Funny funny Finn-Finn!” Finn is a clown and a show-off, and he’s the ultimate “Hold my beer!” goat. Finn is always fun to watch, but today he was in rare form! I drove from town with a load of water and groceries and the goats were all jumping … Continue reading Funny Funny Finn-Finn
The other day on our walk I found a stray balloon in our pasture. I brought it home and showed it to the goats to see what they thought of it. Since I was handing out treats they didn’t pay much attention, but I soon realized I’d accidentally “fed” the string to Finn when I … Continue reading Finn Catches a Balloon!
We had to have our cistern dug up yesterday to replace the pump. No sooner did the contractor drive up than Finn claimed his trailer. Finn stayed in this spot for the entire morning even when the other goats left. I’m sure he was just waiting to see this backhoe in action. Sadly, we were … Continue reading King Finn
During our time in the Dallas area, Phil and I stayed with my aunt Jana and uncle Peyton who live in Argyle. It used to be a small farming community near Denton, but it too is falling to the endless, creeping suburban beast. When I was a teenager I would visit during the summer and ride horses with … Continue reading Finn and Sputnik Meet the Texas Cousins!
Last November I went to visit family for Thanksgiving and my mom, my aunt Jana, and I spent an afternoon poking around in some antique stores in Granbury, Texas. Jana was the one who spotted an incredible treasure. It was a plaster carousel GOAT! My heart leaped. I knew Phil would love it. But surely it would … Continue reading Finn’s Carousel Portrait
Before the Rendezvous weekend, Phil and Kate and I spent some time hanging out in Lake City where our Australian friend Kate got to practice driving our team around town. They cut quite a dash on those quiet village streets! Kate was a quick learner and drove very well with minimal instruction. How embarrassing! This is … Continue reading Finn and Sputnik: Driving Instructors
When the temperatures go down I like to haul hot water to all the critters since I don’t have electric tank heaters. It finally snowed yesterday, which makes hauling water sooooo much easier since I can load the buckets onto a sled. Well today Finn helped me! Before I had him haul water, though, I … Continue reading Finn: Water Hauler
Yesterday we celebrated my nephew, Robert’s, sixth birthday. Robert is obsessed with cowboys right now, so we all donned our western shirts, sheriff badges, and mustaches, and had a hoedown! My mom brought a pony for the kids to ride. Here’s Robert with his cowboy mustache showing off his “Hi-Ho-Silver” skills while my mom does the … Continue reading Robert’s Birthday Party and Finn’s First Carting Job!
These photos speak for themselves… Would you like a side of ham with that? Ok, now this is just a bit much!