Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dream goats!

by June

It's beginning to look a lot like Heidi around here...only without the spectacular mountains and the gruff old grandfather. But we do have goats and two young girls who love tending them. Buttercup and Clover are —at long last— home!

At first there was some crying. The doelings cried in their new pen, and Blossom and Fern cried because the doelings missed their mama and their old home. But we all sat in the grass and talked about patience and giving the babies some time, along with lots of love and fresh grass.

The love abounds now, thank goodness. The goats only cry when the girls walk away from them. Not that the girls walk away from them much. They pretty much run out in their jammies and stay out until the fireflies are flittering in the meadow.

While we were waiting for the goats, we spent a lot of time soaking up all things goat-y. We've joined up with the fun family over at Jump into a Book for a Heidi summer-reading adventure (along with Treasure Island and Swiss Family Robinson).  And we loved finding the latest version of Heidi on film (with Max von Sydow as the grandfather). It's a beautiful version that made us ache for the mountains and some curious goats to clamber about in the green grass.

It may not be the Alps around here, but the is now splendidly goat-filled.


Magnolia Handspun said...

Swoon...does it get any better than this.
Two girls
two goats
-cuteness overload.

elizabeth ~ so wabi sabi said...

I'm swooning here too...what beauties they are...all of them the girls and the goats. they belong together.

Conny said...

Oh June, now all the girls need ... are some braids. :>) So darned cute, each and every one of them. Girls & Goats & Good times.

Green Gal said...

Stunning photographs! Cute goats and girls! Great post.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Such adorable little goats! I remember reading Johanna Spyri's Heidi book years ago when I was a young girl. Your girls are going to have so much fun. Although I do somewhat fear for your roses in the last photo :P

Valarie said...

Those are the most beautiful photos and very Heidi like. The children are gorgeous and seem to be loving every minute with their little goat friends. Thanks for sharing this with us and for putting in our link. Have fun and hug the goats for me.

Spring Lake Farm said...

Girls......I knew you could do it!!! Way to go and what lovely goats you have.


Tricia Orchard said...

They are so cute! My girls would love those goats too!


Unknown said...

So happy that the girls finally got their goats! And so darling, too! May they have many years of goat-bliss together!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

So sweet, and so beautiful, especially your girls love for their little goats!
We read Heidi this past year. It is a definite favorite, the girls have already many times requested starting it again.
I will have to show my husband this great post. Still no goats for us. Chickens will probably be first. (We did get horses though! Not that that makes any sense...)

Mary Huzinec said...

Kelli Mae, you must publish a book about your utopia. In this troubled world, we all need a reminder about the truly beautiful things in life.

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

OMG I can't tell you what's more adorable the way those girls swoon over those goats, or the precious goats themselves. I love the tongue hanging out in the first pic.

Libby said...

Oh June, they are painfully cute!! We can't wait to come and take a peek. Your girls look blissfully happy with the new additions!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I almost am at a loss for words to describe how wonderful this is! Your photos are dreamy, your girls are remarkable and the babies are..well..dArlIng! How green is you pasture and how lovely the flowers..this has been a feast for my eyes and my heart this Thursday morning - thank you and thank the girls, too!

Christina said...

They're beautiful, all of them!

meemsnyc said...

I just found your blog. I love it! The goats are adorable, and the girls must love them. My in-laws have a farm with lots of goats, they are great additions.

mandy said...

I love this post.
And I love these photos of your girls with their goats.
I too dream of goats in some far off 'some day'. So happy for you that you can share these lovely creatures with your beautiful children.

tom | tall clover farm said...

June, I'm no goat whisperer, but I swear I can read the look on Clover's face: "Buttercup, distract the girls and I'll hit the cutting roses!"

Catherine said...

Oh finally, June! I am so excited for you and the girls!

JGH said...

Very, very happy for you and the girls! I know you've been wanting goats for a while. Obviously you are making each other very happy too....

Lyanda at The Tangled nest said...

June! I promise I am more happy for you than I am jealous (but only by a little bit...). Enjoy the cutest goats on earth.

Tom said...

Lyanda's jealous by more than a little bit. I had to stop by here and tell you that at least four times in the last two days I've heard "but June got goats, are you sure we can't have some?"

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