Snowy’s twins were born April 10th. The kid on the right is Sugar (a light brown doe with those blue eyes I love to see); the kid (a buck) on the left is Spice (a smaller kid with a deformed back although he looks fine in this photo and seems perfectly healthy). They love jumping back and forth on these tubs! In the background you see Tiger, one of our 5 outdoor cats. Goats and cats usually get along well, but mama goats don’t want the cats around their kids.
Rosie’s twins were born on April Fool’s Day! Coffee (doe) and Cream (buck) are healthy and lively! Can you guess which one is Coffee? These are my first pygmy goat kids born this spring. Three more ”moms” will give birth this month. All have the same “dad” - Hansel. You can easily see what these kids inherited from their parents.
Here’s my favorite Boer kid of the season! His little rubbery ears are long enough to reach across his nose, and he likes to be petted. No screaming for his mother, just a gentle uhn-uhn-uhh. He’s one of 20 Boer kids born this year. My pygmy goat kids should start arriving at the end of this month! Yay!
Ahh, at last! This week copies of my newly revised YA lit textbook arrived! They smell so good, and I like how stiff they are to open - although I didn’t open all of them. Thanks to Teri Lesesne, Karin Perry, and Liz Haynes for their excellent contributions. And thanks especially to the fine YA authors who contributed brief essays entitled “Why I Write for Young Adults.” Each one is a gem! By the way, in this photo the cover of the book looks brown but it’s really a crisp purple! Thanks to Blanche Woolls, ed. and to Libraries Unlimited for their support!
Besides being obsessed with crocheted fingerless mittens, crocheted hats have caught my attention, especially “slouchy” ones! This one is also available on Etsy.
This is my brother and me in our cowboy/cowgirl outfits when we lived in San Antonio, Texas. Between us is our half-naked friend Gregory!
Besides crocheting fingerless mittens, I also make simple hats. This camo beanie is modeled by our son Josh! See ChanceCrochet shop at www.etsy.com.
Speaking of pygmy goats, we added a Pyrenees to their field for protection. She’s 4 years old and was given to us by one of our goat customers. The pygmies have never had their own guard dog so are wary of her. When she runs near them, they are frantic and run away from her. She’s a sweetheart and weighs about 70 pounds, much less than our other two Pyrenees.