Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Gone Goating!!" ~ (very side tracked by Goaties)!!

"PapaBear is up to something and we are having nooo
part of it"!!! 

What can it be???? 

I think it is for my pine-cone!! 

Well I don't like the looks of it!!!

"Don't even think that I will go near THAT THING"!!!

It's the perfect highth and quite 
comfortable too! 

"Looks like we're finished Let's see if it works"!!

"Hmmm! Nope not for m.......HEY"! !!

         "IS THAT GRAIN" ?????

"Mmmm yum  yum yum , this isn't so bad after all"!!

On Craig's list: Nubian dairy goat for sale!

So off we went to pick up a new girl!! 
There were many to choose from, 
and even a real gentle buck !

Standing in the middle of a herd of ten or so, 
as they all gathered around and greeted me
one came and leaned on me as though she knew me, 
and then as the buck lead the other gals away 
this one just stayed and leaned upon my side as I stroked her.

"Vera" chose me so the goat guy helped her aboard the van!

Then he says: "Do ya want to see the kids"??? 
And we said "SURE"!!!

(and PapaBear says in the van on the way up the hill:
 "Now don't get any ideas"!!!!!

~So we meet the kids!! ~

And PapaBear says;
"OK!!! WE'LL take TWO"!!!

 And MamaBear says; "Oh YES two for sure"!!!!

 And the Goat Guy says;
"Go ahead take your pick"!!

And Ashley Maggie May approved!!

So home we went!! Vera ready to milk
and eager to meet the others! 


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and be in health,
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The Babies are always  HUNGRY !


Mattie Dove and Mandie Angel

Little darling bottle~babies

Staying in the coop until it is safe to join the herd!

Wondering over the singing frog by the window!

Millie says " Young ones are too energetic 
these days...and there is nothing better then
a good branch with crab-apples to munch upon"!!!
 (She is 17 years old and that is like
 a 100+ in human years) !!

Cal the Llama (short for Excalibur) 
is a senior too!! And He agrees!!

(Little goatie kids in the right corner entering in)

"OHHHH noooooo! I'm too OLD for
little energetic youngsters"!!!

"Oh my goodness!!! They sure are the cutest things
that melt this Old Man's heart though"!!

" I'll just stay right here and watch and 
be entertained for the rest of the day"!!

Molly says: 
" Well it's about time we got 
some youngsters in this family"!!!! 

                                  Time to eat!!!

While Vera and Molly make friends!!

Time to meet the Doggies!!

Pixie says: "They can stay"!!

Ashley even naps snugly next to Mattie!! 

Who knew that you could have a lap-goat? 

It's a good sweet time to enjoy some 
peaceful calm relaxing time!


Vera is a good milker!

We share with the little'ns  


And later learn to make cheese !!

Papa Mousiekin is up to something too!!!!

And Mama is quite pleased too!!

Molly Goat Hand Made by:
~Michi Ball~

Good reads ;


Hope you 
Love and warmth,

(Betany Bountiful Izannah Walker reproduction Doll
Hand Made by Paula Walton)


  1. I enjoyed it immensely my friend :0) I have a great deal of friends that have Nubians and they sure enjoy sharing their milk with me in the form of frozen milk to make soap :0)

    Enjoy the new addition to your farm...


  2. So sweet to see your new additions to your menagerie, dear Linnie. You are so adorable with your lap goaties! Your love of animals shows on your face as you tend to them. How lucky they are that you have chosen to bring them into your family. Have a wonderful week, dear Linnie. xoxo ♥

  3. I'm so pleased Ashley Maggie May approved ~ could have been a bit awkward! What lovely goats, and aren't the Nubians tree climbers, or is that another breed? I guess you'll know if you come out one morning and they are up instead of down. Hmmmmm~~~
    Aren't the Mousiekins having such fun of their own?
    Much love, Deb xoxo

  4. LINNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have two days off and I am here, stress-free this morning with no worries of rushing off to work. How delightful it is to watch you interact with GOD'S CREATURES! They make me laugh, and I just can't help but think that God's pleasure in creation has some humor in it. JUST LOOK AT GOATS!!!!!!!

    And of course, the Mousekins ALWAYS follow suit. With their own little tools, workbench and other necessities, they are always a fun ending to your shares. Bless you dear sister in JESUS! Anita

  5. Dear Linnie,
    Oh my, they are so sweet. Yes, who knew, a lap goat! I just knew when he asked you if you wanted to see the kids, you would come home with one or two. After all, how could you resist?
    I love the feeder for the goats that papabear made. He did a great job.

    Thank you so much for visiting Lily. Oh she is such a dear little one. I so wish I was closer, but I try to drive out as much as I can. It's about 87 miles.
    Love and blessings,

  6. Hello dear one! Oh I loved this post! We have neighbor goats, and always love watching their antics-and we LOVE hearing them! There's a boy goat that sounds like a fog horn....not much like a goat! They are wonderfully cute animals. I love their cute ears! I would snuggle up with one on my lap too! You must be very busy-I know it's still putting up time for apples and such.
    Love to you!

  7. I love your menagerie of animals! Did you build the milking stand yourself for the Mousiekins? Your miniature scenes are fabulous!

  8. Silly, I finally found your blog again.. I think I need to start a book with blog names cause I cant remember them all.. I enjoyed my visit so very much the goats are adorable and you look like you had a lovely time getting them.. And jsut lo ely ... Happy weekend with love Janice

  9. I am quite sure our wonderful Tasha would approve of your sweet little "goaties!" (Page 25 The Private World of Tasha Tudor...Look at that smile!) What fun it is to visit here at Butt'ry and Book'ry!

  10. Dear Linnie,

    Your little herd has grown by leaps and bounds (literally)! What fun and lots of work for you, and the Mousiekins, too!

    What a sweet blessing to have such gentle creatures who give so much for our nourishment and enjoyment.



  11. How I love this post. The Mousekins even have THEIR OWN GOAT TO MILK! teeeeheeeee..Tea Rat so wants to visit their farm and milk a goat, work with some teeny weeny tools and go GOAT RIDING!!!!!

    Linnie dearest, thank you SO MUCH for coming to visit my post AND I just rejoiced to read your account at the TRACTOR STORE!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it, our home is all over the country! And thank you so much for purchasing it and reading. It was fun for the crew to come over two years ago now. The spread was supposed to be in French Country magazine, but that magazine went out of business, but the editor was kind enough to use us in another mag. It's fun to see our home in print!

    Well darlin', I wish you much happiness and fun during this season of transformation and soon to be celebration! It's been unseasonably warm and it doesn't feel as if Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner!

    Blessings of Christ to you!

  12. ahh your loveliest post reminded me the goats my my grand father .
    these cuties are are adorable and your love and care for them is so touching
    life seems amazing in your house dear