Thursday, March 12, 2009


I've been having a hard time posting lately. Not that I don't feel like it, I'm just tired of hearing myself talk. Talk, type whatever. You ever get like that? I've been thinking about it a bit lately and I find myself just wanting to be quiet and listen. I guess it's part of getting older and maybe more mature. I sure wish I knew this or thought these things say about 20 years ago. Better late then never I suppose. I don't mind getting older. I seem (to me at least) to be happier as I get older. I have more patience with people. It's easier to see others opinions and opposing views. I'm appreciating things more then I did when I was younger. Nothing deep or moving here, just thoughts. I guess the best part for me in learning and having these 'skills' (?) is that it's balanced by still feeling like a kid. Still loving to play and be silly. I've said it before (and I'll say it again) I don't think you really ever grow up when your not a parent.


It's all goat, all the time here lately. I feel sorry for the little thing and seem to be the only one who thinks they should be left alone as much as possible and not handled. Hard to do when everyone and their brother wants to come by and hold the cute baby. I say my piece and just stand back and keep out of the way.

Feedings are nearly every hour when were at home, every two when were not. Jay stops by the house during the day while were at work. Momma really seems to have all the mothering instincts down except for the nursing. Nursing now consists of Jay hold Belle immobile while Lolli or I keep the little one on her teet, getting as much milk as quickly as she can. The Vet says to keep at it and eventually Momma will relent and let baby feed on her own. Hard to believe it's only day 3.

Today baby started to show some real activity. Chasing after Momma in the paddock yard and trying to do an unassisted launches off the ground. She jumps straight up in the air, testing her legs I suppose. It's hysterical to watch. No real name yet but Lolli & Jay have taken to calling her Moon-xxx - Moon-whatever strikes them at the moment. This comes from the light marking on her nose which at first resembled a star but has grown into a half moon - We'll see, I think we should get to know her personality a little better before we name her.

I'd post more pics but Mr. Man dropped my (new) camera in the goat barn and it no longer works. He say he bought the insurance for it when he bought it a Christmas but where the receipt might be is any ones guess.

Hope your all doing good -



Cheryl said...

I'd love to see that little goat jump. You could even take a video. Yeah, I'm rubbing it in. You'll find the receipt.

I feel like a very boring blogger myself. I'm almost done reading, but don't know that I'll have anything to say. We'll see. Maybe a this and that.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Sure wish I could cuddle that baby myself....a baby anything is cute...well, except snakes...or spiders. Or...ANY insect. Oh nevermind...I think I'm tired...or as my sis-in-law would say...tarred. (she's from the deep south). Hope your Friday is a good one. Hugs.

Kathy said...

"All goat, all the time." I really like that. :)
Listening is good. So few people really do it. You still have a lot of good things to say though. What's commonplace or second nature to you is new to the rest of us.

fiwa said...

Damn, you boys are hell on cameras! I hope Jay finds that receipt - we need pictures.

You know, I think we all ebb and flow with writing. I personally don't feel like you have to write all the time to stay in touch with people. That is what commenting is for. ;) Hi Brother Brad, I love you!!!!


Tina... said...

you had to talk about getting older didn't you? like i'm not depressed enough today, i had to come read yo ass.....i love you anyway and i haven't really grown up and I'm a bring out the child in everyone.

Ace C said...

You seem to have your hands full. Keep us updated.

Leann said...

You are hard on cameras my man.

I agree that with time we learn to make time to reflect and just listen to the world.

happyone said...

I feel like what I have to say is pretty boring stuff too. I think a lot of people feel that way about their blogs and think other blogs are more interesting.
I've had kids and at times I still feel like I'm one. I feel like my kids have just caught up to me. I feel the same as I did when I was much younger and it's only when I look in the mirror that I wonder how I got to be this old. :-)
Have a great Friday.

Mama Llama said...

I believe there is a time to listen and a time to be heard. They come in waves, and those who know ourselves best (not including me, necessarily, here) know when it's right to fulfill each role.

But it's nice to see--and read--what's up. Something about the awe of springtime, new life, etc. leaves me speechless.

Be well, Brad.

Boxer said...

don't feel guilty for not posting, blogging is secondary to real life and right now, it seems real life is pretty amazing. If you just post baby goat pictures (or stories) I'll be happy. :-)


uh-oh, do you have PGD?

Thinking of you.
and btw, could I order some more lolli bead peeps? My boys operationed the other ones (I'm SO PISSED!) and I'll gladly pay for new ones.


Summer said...

Hey Abner... Just stopping by to see what's happening down on the farm. I wish I could see your new addition Moon Doggie. That's what I thought of when I read about the names. It's so amazing to me that she is jumping so soon. Thank God my kids didn't do that when they were only 3 days old.

I know what you mean about the blogging.

zirelda said...

I hear you on blogging. I'm having a tough time with it right now and there is tons to write about.

What a cutie! I will take the two am feeding thank you.

Gin said...

Baby goats are so adorable! You should name her Dora Belle (ba dum ping). I agree with you whole-heartedly that she should be left alone as much as possible. I understand the necessity of helping her nurse, but all that handling probably isn't the best for her. I'll bet she's a hoot to watch...a regular hootenanny! (I got a million of 'em folks!)

Have a great week hon.

Dear Liza said...

I don't know if I would agree with you completely on the "not grown up" idea, you seem pretty well-adjusted to me. Besides, you are a great goat dad.

Hope your weekend has been awesome and the camera problem--well that sucks. I'm sure you will figure out how to have it replaced.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Hugs. :)

desert dirt diva said...

you don't grow up when you have kids either, i still get to ride the store merry go rounds,so my kids don't fall off, and go threw those tunnels at mcdonalds so my kids don't get stuck, i believe i'm more a child now then when i was a kid.. glad the baby is doing good

Grit said...

hope baby goat is doing well even with the adoration. i agree with ddd above there, because now i have legitimate reasons to behave like a kid, i take full advantage of it. on saturday i dressed up as a bee and went hunting for pollen inside a huge model flower. shark, squirrel and tiger wouldn't join in.

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