Saturday, August 1, 2009

Goats and more Goats for Tammy

Before you get any further into this post, please read this sign so that you will be secure, safe and sound ( and remember no animals were harmed during the making of this post.) This post is made for Tammy @http:///, which makes me wonder if she's into cooking or sewing or cleverness...probably
D. All of the above.

First up, let's see if you might know someone here who might just like baby goats a little bit??? Is this a happy, delighted face or what??....

One more time with the brand new, one day old baby goats...a little piece of Heaven...btw, they don't smell at all 'goaty' (like THAT would stop me anyway), just sweet and fresh...

Here's a little mini goat checking out the photographer and probably thinking how yummy that camera looks as well as the case and cord!...

Aren't these little ones cute? They have naturally curly hair (sigh..I always wanted natural curly hair... sigh), but I can't remember their name now...hey, I'm just happy to still remember MINE!....

Found these two guys posing as goats, one regular size and one mini, their owners thought they could fool us...

Tammy may need this if she decides to take the plunge and get lots of goats. This way she could keep it a special secret from her hubby! Write down that number, Tammy!!...

Here's a mini goat that will help Tammy get her exercise..anyone for soccer?.....

Now this is a test...can you tell which one is the dog? If so, you could win a bucket full of cucumbers from my garden (sad to say they might not be too pretty by the time you got them, but they might start looking sad here too if I don't keep on finding more cucumber lovers.)

Uh oh...this was my first picture of the heard about that sheep in wolf's clothing, well now we have a retriever in goats' clothing...WHAT would Red Riding Hood say?? Actually she was not super clever so she might have fallen for this...

Aren't these little babies just too cute? Wish I could hold and cuddle them like I did Mimi's goats whenever they had babies (she doesn't have any more goats now, so I can't go running over there...sniff, sniff)....

Now for some info that I gleaned off the Internet for your reading pleasure. You can also click on the clickable parts and if all goes well you will be able to get additional information, but if I have been 'creative', you will get a semi blank page with writing that will say something to the effect that you shouldn't expect that redhead to get it right every time!!

"Advantages vs Disadvantages Advantages

Carry all sorts of gear, greatly reducing the amount of gear you have to carry. Goats can easily carry 20% - 30% of their body weight in saddles and gear (a 200 lbs. goat can readily carry 50 lbs. all day).
Goats handle rougher terrain than other pack animals.
Goats have minimal impact on the environment.
Goats don't need large quantities of feed, they can browse on the trail.
Goats do not have to have water every day, if forage is good (three days is not uncommon).
Goats are relatively easy to train and easily handled by people of all ages and abilities .
Goats will haul in a small trailer or a pickup with or without a canopy.
Goats are pleasant animals who will stay with the herd and not stray from the group .
Goats do not need to be tied up at night if properly bonded to humans.
Goats do not need to be lead, they follow naturally.
Goats are well suited to No Trace Camping practices.
Less expensive to own and operate than other pack animals.

Goats travel less distance per day than other pack animals (smell the flowers).
Goats carry less weight than other pack animals (get more).
As with any animal, a certain amount of daily care and attention is required to keep goats (get disciplined).
Initial start-up expenses may be quite high (but not as high as with other pack animals).
Zoning regulations may limit your ability to keep goats in your backyard (move, or rent from us)."

And yet another site with interesting goat data:

"Always Fresh, Always Natural! - 100% family owned and operated!
Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our new Addition to the Ranch: "Chief", the Mini Mancha Goat

On January 3, 2009 we acquired a new addition to our ranch. His name is Chief and he is a mini Mancha goat. He is going to be our stud which we breed to our doe Ellie (when she reaches ten months of age). Mini Manchas are very small with tiny little gopher ears. Chief is a very sweet natured boy and loves to be scratched and snuggled. He is black and white with blue eyes and looks like a panda bear. He also has a pair of "waddles",

two little earring folds of skin on each side of his neck. Come meet chief in his video below.

Some fun goat facts:

Baby goats are called "kids"

Female goats are called "Does"

Male goats (uncastrated) are called "Studs"

Male goats (castrated) are called "wethers"A goat's gestation period is 5 months.
Posted by Randol Ridge Ranch at 6:27 PM

In one sense, the fainting goats are termed as the funny goats. It is because if they are startled or excited their muscles stiffen and hence they faint down.
After a few minutes you will find them, jumping and running as if nothing happened.
It is quite a funny scene to see a group of fainting goats fainting down together, by deliberately exciting them. The scenery of goats fainting sometimes looks funny. "

(All I've got to say is that I am GLAD these people don't work in an Emergency Room anywhere!! Can't you just imagine them cracking up hysterically...ha ha ha...this guy's got, no ,'re so funny and you're not gonna believe this, ha ha ha, but I think two people fainted over here...let's watch and see if they faint again he he he.)

And this was received in an e-mail:

Gentle Thoughts for Today -

When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's mean dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

(Think we have a potential candidate for laughing at people in the Emergency room here.)

A penny saved is a government oversight.

(A skazillion spent is their normal day.)

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

(Keep lots of dry crackers on you, and when tempted, stuff your mouth immediately with the crackers, then if you still have to talk you will only spew out cracker crumbs at everyone and lighten up the mood!)

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

( The problem here is that they want to be BFF {best friends forever} and this is when a fight with a friend could be a GOOD thing.)

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement .

(Then lose the replacement, buy another replacement a few times then throw away the thing that needed the replacement, but hold on to the replacement stuff just in case!)

He who hesitates is probably right.

(See the one above about the crackers.)

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

(I think it stands for Xtra Lovely.)

'If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody. '

(Sometimes you may need a microscope, it's true, but there's some good somewhere.)

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

(Or else you're just slap happy and can't even remember if you really are to blame.)

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

( This is when it is best to be born into a Spanish/Hispanic family with a long long list of names. By the name they finish saying all of your names you can be twenty miles away!)

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

(This is only fun if you are far far away from a mirror.)

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs.'

(Did you ever notice that what's left over is called 'ours', but that's not an 'o'...that's really a zeroin the word 'ours'!)

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

(And then they will come to take you away to the funny farm where you can play with the baby goats.)

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

(This happened to me at 2 yrs. old.)

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

(Yet another candidate for crackers or watching people faint.)

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.

(To really appreciate it, you must also think of Miss Gleam {in a state of confusion as well as well into her 80s) who not only didn't know the answers, but wasn't too sure where she was...a substitute teacher we once had for one day in high school.)

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

(This is when the memory loss can be helpful.)

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It's worse when you forget to pull it down.

(Now THIS one's scaring me!)

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.

(That's why I stick to putt putt...very few curses there.)

Lord, Keep Your Arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth . . . . . . . . AMEN! "
(Or fill it with crackers at the appropriate time, please.)

Now maybe some of these will 'get your goat', but hopefully they will just make you laugh...


What do you call a goat that lip-syncs? Billy Vanilli.

What do you call a goat at sea? Billy Ocean.

What do you call a goat on a mountain? Hillbilly.

Who did the goats vote for as president? Billy Clinton.

What do you call a goat who is in charge of a university? Billy Dean.

What do you call an unemployed goat? Billy Idol.


Goat For Dinner

The young couple invited their aged pastor for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having. "Goat," the little boy replied.

"Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?"

"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Pa say to Ma, 'Might as well have the old goat for dinner today as any other day.'"


"Doctor, Doctor I feel like a goat". "How long have you felt like that"?..... "Since I was a kid".

Why did the ram run over the cliff? Answer: ...He didn't see the ewe turn.

What do you call a goat's beard? .... A goatee.

How do you keep a goat from charging?..... You take his credit card away!

What do you get when you cross a rabbit and a goat??..... You get a hare in your milk!

Why is it hard to have a conversation with a goat??..... Because the goat always butts in!

~~~Thank You, Lord for the blessings of the times when I knew better than to 'butt' in during a situation that could have gotten worse or be 'billy goat' stubborn.


  1. What a delightful post to be shared on this Sensational Saturday!!! Thank YOU!!! Cathy

  2. Oh my gosh this was unexpected. I know you said wait til saturday but this the next best thing to saturday coffee with honey. Are these all your goats? I'll have to dig out the picture of my son and me at the goat farm. Daughter too but she was afraid of them and called them "duwrty". I LOVE GOATS... specially when they follow you everywhere. There was this one momma and she had babies... she kept following us and I sat on the ground, she came up on my lap, can you believe that, and the owner says, "you've got a natural way about ya, they like that". I was sold. I want a goat. How much room do they need? :)

    THANK YOU from the the ever regions of my heart. This was a wonderful way to cap off a stressful period. I had a ball!! Now, i must go wipe happy tears off cheek. :) brilliant post!!

  3. Funny goats. Lovelys.
    Gosto muito de visitar esse blog, é muito interessante, divertido e educativo.
    Deus continue abençoando muito todos vocês. Abraços e sorrisos


  4. Oh, the mini goats are very cute! But I'm still sold on lambs!
    I have a gigantic 'lamb collection', but it's boxed and put away in the attic, now I feel like going and digging it out!
    (NO! I won't weaken, less clutter, less clutter, it's a little mantra I repeat to myself)!

    Really cute post, Marcy!
    Loved the jokes!
    LOVED THE PICTURES! You look in your element!
    Love you, E

  5. Great post Marcy, you look really cute with those baby goats, just shows how much you care! The jokes were so funny, hurt my mouth to laugh but I laughed anyway. Have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

  6. What an adorable picture of you with the goats. I love that photograph!!! Thank you for the smiles and love you share with all of us.
    Love and smiles from Jackie

  7. The goats are so cute Marcy...looks like that's just what you need.
    At one time we had a neighbor that had a few goats...we let them fence in an area of our land for their goats to have more room to roam...and to eat every single living thing in sight. :) I would take my 5 grandchildren at the time up to see them almost every day! They have since moved...miss the goats!
    Take care!

  8. The goats were too cute Marcy and I would have been cuddling them with you! I loved your idea about stuffing crackers in ones mouth! Very cleaver.

  9. This got my goat...and made me laugh! Fun post Marcy...good goating!

  10. Ya know this post definitely got OUR goat, Marcy! LOve it! There is no animal out there cuter than a baby goat -- really. We LOVE 'em! This was too much fun! (I'll have to post on our herd -- I don't think I've done that... but I'd love to introduce you to the girls. No baby goats til next spring, though.)

  11. Wonderful and fun post. I just had to link to it...

    I'm partial to Nubian goats. Such pretty faces and lovely long ears. They're the first thing I visit at the fair each year...

  12. It's like a party every day visiting your blog Marcy! Who can feel grumpy after reading that? I never had much to do with goats but I noticed those litle dangly bits on their necks. What are they for?

    Did you ever notice - nobody will ever admit to stuffing thier mouth full of crackers but everybody knows the feeling!

    love, Angie, xx


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