Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Have spent the day catching up on things after my little trip. Along with the goats my daughter Maggie and family gifted me with a belated birthday card with money to pay for gas! I thought that was overly generous of them and they come out with a birthday cake, 2 books I have been wanting to read and 3 boxes of girl scout cookies (my favorite kinds) and then top that off with grilled ribs, burgers, chicken and hotdogs.Melody and her family had stopped by on their way back from vacation so I got to enjoy both daughters and families.. Its always fun listening to the teasing, stories,, etc. I miss that alot. Raigun will be coming to visit along with the other grands as soon as school is out. She made my day when she told me she wished everyday was summer so she could stay with grandma. I loved my visit but I am happy to be home. In between rain showers I have did some planting in the garden. I am trying to catch up on some soap orders and get some laundry done. I was going to do paperwork but that will be a nighttime project as I still have things to catch up. The little goats are doing great. They have been running around chasing each other and climbing on the straw bales playing king of the mountain. They are in the pen and stalls we used for labor and delivery. Before July we will be playing musical goats so we can put BossyToes and Blinkin there to kid. I won't put the little goats in with the big ones because of their size. Someone ask the difference between dwarfs and pygmy goats. These are dwarfs. Dwarf goats are between 16 and 19 inches tall while pygmy goats are around 22 inches tall. Though both are good milk goats the dwarf gives more milk per day. The dwarfs can be registered and can be bred year round. Dwarfs are a miniature dairy goat. Both pygmy and dwarf are sweet and fun to have around. My brother in law raises and sells pygmy goats. My daughter and husband chose to raise dwarfs until their girls got involved in sports. Maggie also does wild animal rescue and release so she is busy taking care of baby raccoons, squirrels, groundhogs, etc that have been found. Her and her family feed and care for them until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. That takes up alot of her time so the goats weren't getting the attention Maggie wanted them to have. Now they are here and I think they already have me trained to do their bidding. I am a pushover with the animals and it didn't take Mandy, Baby, Huey, Dewy and Louie long to figure that out! Life around here is getting busier each day but it sure is fun.