Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Time for Goat News/Turkey on the Roof!/Out Door Wednesday!

 

Thanks to Susan, we have another Outdoor Wednesday.  Click on my blog list to go to A Southern Daydreamer to see  the list of other participants.

 

 

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I have been very negligent in posting about my goats, so today is the day and I hope you will read it all and find some enjoyment in my way of life.

BUT I HAVE A BURNING QUESTION FOR YOU FIRST…HOW MANY OF YOU WAKE UP TO THE LOUD GOBBLING OF A TURKEY ON THE ROOF OF YOUR GARAGE?

 

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He was one upset gobbler, he had lost his wife. I found her, she was just blogging away. She had gotten up early to blog while he was still asleep and she was not answering him. After all blogging is important.

 

Well, back to the goats.

First of all, about a week ago,  a lady named Goatlady came to my blog and left a message, then on her web site GETYERGOAT, she wrote a nice article about my blog and she designed some items for The Purple Goat Lady, which of course I had to buy a few.

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Big Mama aka Hairy Legs, the one that had 3, we lost the little black one, I don’t believe her lungs developed completely and she was having a hard time in the heat. 

 

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Since then we have had three more.  The nanny standing on the right is Daisy Mae and she had 2 girls and Cry Baby had one.

I hope there are no more right now, the heat is too stressful on the mother and the babies.

As a whole, our goats are doing good, they are losing a little weight, but that is from the heat and there is nothing we can do, they are getting plenty to eat.

Pilgrim has lost weight also. He always comes to see who is entering his pasture and he will come up to the mule, but of course I can’t touch him.

 

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Our pasture is suffering and if we don’t get rain soon, we will be in trouble.

 

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This is our new corral, but we need to do lots of work to it.  Below are some of our sheds.

 

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Our pond if you can call it a pond is in bad shape, there is now a walkway in the middle

 

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If you are wondering about my three children, they are doing great.  Termite got in the mule and rode around the pasture with me.  Red Bug got in but didn’t stay long.

 

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They still cry when they see me and come running.

Last but not least are our Billies

 

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Baron is the one on the left and he is our new Billy, Chocolate Chip is on the right and he is on his way out.  Our problem is, we have about 15+ to take to market, but they can’t make that long trip in this heat.  We are just stuck with them for now.

 

This is my Mule, which we have two, there is now way to do without one of these and the bottom picture is Roy’s tractor and mine is in the shed, but the battery is dead, so I can use the big one if I need one.

 

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I realize this is not decorating,  tablescapes, thrifting or crafting, but it is a major part of my life and although I enjoy the other things, this is basically what I am about.  Living in the country brings a whole different set of worries.  No Rain, too much rain, heat, too cold, sick animals, fence down, etc.

There are times when I wish we could move to the city, but Roy loves this life and I would have to go without him!  Then there are times when I wouldn’t leave, like a turkey on the roof of the garage and saving a baby goat like Termite and although it may not be the life for you, I hope you can enjoy reading about it, just like I enjoy reading about yours.

 

So here I am……The Purple Goat Lady!

Happy Today!

21 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

I think you need to stay put right there in the country, girlfriend!! What a blessing to have all that beauty around you.
The turkey on the roof with the missing wife is hilarious...if he is a gobbler...is she a bloggler?!!! Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Thanks for visiting me
Rhonda

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Turkey on the roof is a HOOT!!

What a daily adventure.

Thanks for sharing.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Mary said...

The turkey is just hilarious. Kate Smith made my socks go up and down. No one sings that song the way she does. Thanks for sharing it with us.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

LoL, Do husbands really do that? That was funny.

Love seeing your goats. And that one is about to drive the truck :-)

Hope you'll have more rains there - as needed.

happy Outdoor Wednesday!

bj said...

haaaahahaha..that is so funny.
Beautiful country..you are blessed.
Thanks for sharing the workings of a goat ranch...

Hootin' Anni said...

Well, you may have a turkey on your roof....but having all this to call your own, would be a dream!!! I wake up to the sound of traffic....your 'alarm' is much MUCH better.


My Wordful/Outdoor Wednesday is all about something that was 'taken from our yard'. But at our request. Happy Wednesday to you.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Having lived in the country and on a farm, for most of our married life and J lived on the farm almost 60 years, we know the hardship, having no rain can bring. I hope you get some, soon. We've been blessed with wonderful rain, this year, after several years of drought.

Loved this post!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Becky K. said...

I loved this post!

Your goats are great. I do hope you get rain soon. We have had two storms in the past 24 hours.

Enjoy your day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour around your farm. Hope you get rain soon.
Glenda

stefanie said...

what a silly turkey, your goats are cute, happy ow

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

We are in the same boat as you as far as rain goes...I thnk east Texas is going to be like west Texas in the future. We have two creeks, one from a spring that is now dry and the other one is from a 300 acre run off that is barely trickling.
Love your goats!!
Have a happy OW!

KayC. said...

I hope you get rain soon! Your goats are cute and I know hard work and worry. But isn't all worth it? Have a great 4th and "OW".

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I love goats! Too funny about the turkey on the roof. :)

I wish I could send you some of our Oregon rain; hopefully there will be some relief for your area before long.

Have a fun holiday weekend! xo~m.

Janie's World said...

What a great place you have! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandra said...

Aw, how funny about the turkey being on your roof! I pray that you get rain soon. We have had quite a bit of rain in my part of Texas. We definitely need it.
Blessings,
Sandra

ellen b. said...

Hi Barbara, Well I think I can honestly say I've never had a turkey on my roof only in my fridge or on my thanksgiving table :0)
I loved how different all the goats look. Hope you get some rain soon :0)

Light and Voices said...

You have such beauty all around you. Enjoy every moment where you are planted. Happpy 4th of July.
Joyce M

debbie said...

Dear Barbara,
It says a lot about a lady as feminine as you are, who can go out in the pasture in a mule or tractor tending her goats, and be at a dinner party that night, ever so elegant, and no one believe you were The Purple Goat Lady...
I can't even imagine how demanding the work must be on you but you look at Daisy Mae and Cry Baby and all the precious goats you have bottle fed and been up nights with...it would be hard to walk away from...it is beautiful and quiet but it has to be some what lonely even though I know the bunco ladies come
I love that you craft, that you love to shop, and share decorating ideas but I love you because you are
THE PURPLE GOAT LADY.
I will pray for rain for you and your area and there be a break in the heat.
The gobbler on the roof was hysterical...you are a riot.
Angel hugs and love
debbie

debbie said...

I forgot
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO YOU AND ROY
MAY YOU HAVE THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER
Angel hugs and love
debbie

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love reading about your ranch/farm life, Barbara. Pray for rain for sure. Our yard is just fried. El Nino is back in the picture so maybe this drought will end soon. The heat is so severe right now - poor little goats. That's our Texas, though...makes us really appreciate northers, rain, purple sage etc. when they do come. A turkey on the roof - that's new one. LOL
Our new pup, Lillie Louise, has settled into being an only dog and center of attention just fine and we're lovin' her to pieces.
Thanks for the award and I'll do something soon with it. Have a wonderful day. xoxo Nancy

GetYerGoat said...

Dear Purple Goat Lady,
I usually don't have a lot of time reading blogs, but I just love yours and in between working , I do pop in often to read the news - I love the homespun atmosphere- Thanks for giving us all a haven away from work- Happy you liked the Purple Goat Lady Gear- HUGS! to you , your goats and turkeys too.