Friday, December 15, 2006

Goat Standing


Goat Standing
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

Look! She's up! She is in the barn now, and actually bounded through the woods on the way there -- more from her spirit bounding than her physical ability to bound at the moment. She's unsteady still. And I've done this sort of thing tooooooo many times to not leave room for the possibility of her dying still. But if she kids in the spring/summer, I will be sooo tickled.

9 comments:

Clover said...

I love to peek into other's lifes, so different from mine, and yet, simular as well. Nice blog.

the Contrary Goddess said...

and this morning, Sunday morning, she's out in the field with everyone else! Too cool.

I am surprised because, well, on the farm if you don't always prepare yourself for everything to die then your heart is broken continually

I am not surprised because animals, all of us, all things (not just animals) have tremendous healing powers *if given the chance*. I grew up riding my horse on strip jobs so I know this is true very deeply.

But mostly, I am tickled.

justrose said...

as always, you are on my mind. i'm glad your goat is doing better. you are a fine healer!

if we don't speak before, warmest wishes for a blessed holiday season to you and your family, cg!

rose

dragonfly183 said...

ooh I am so glad she is showing signs of improvement. its always such a relief when they get better.

Dramaw said...

I am so glad your goat is doing better. How is she liking the barn after being a house goat?

Ren said...

She's so pretty....glad she's healing up well. That's got to feel grand.

I'm not very knowledgeable about goats or anything, but I'm wondering if she's a nubian? Or maybe you mentioned her breed in a former post.....

The nubian milk tastes so much better to me.

the Contrary Goddess said...

our herd is primarily Nubian but mixed. I don't tend to like purebred anythings (except for Australian Shepherds, there's always an exception, and the Belgian is purebred too). She has a granddaddy or something who was registered but none of the others has been. Her great-grandmother was our first milk goat and she was also mixed, mostly Nubian, a little Alpine it looked like. The new billy we've got is primarily Nubian, and we got a new nanny who is primarily LaMancha and cute as anything too.

Madcap said...

Between the cow and the goats your farm must be afloat in milk! What do you do with the excess?

the Contrary Goddess said...

I haven't milked the goats since the cow has been in milk. That's why we got the billy, to breed the goats and then AI the cow then hopefully if all the timing works out right, she'll dry up and we'll have goat milk for at least most of her dry period before she freshens again. However, we love having milk and if need be would buy another cow. Butter just isn't practical from goat milk and I'm a little fond of it.

Excess goes to pig, mostly. Mostly.