or 'third time's a charm'???
or 'you can take the girl out of the city; but, you can't take the city out of the girl'???
any one of the three titles i had to choose from for this post still equals dani getting an "F" in FARM-o-cology, LOL!!!
a few years ago i was doing contract work for a company that was located about 20 miles from my house... out in the middle of the country. and, everyday i travelled to work i would look about a particular pasture for a little black calf of which i'd grown quite fond. she was adorable, tiny, and solid black. there were several other mature cows in the pasture with her: they were all white with black spots.
(like this one...)
this went on for 5 or 6 months. one morning i looked over, and i saw the black calf (which had not gotten any larger in size???) standing atop a bail of hay. i thought that to be quite odd. maybe it is; maybe it's not... however, i had never seen a cow climb on top of anything before that morning.
when i went into my office i made a comment about the calf and how cute she looked standing atop that bail of hay. my boss, t.l., looked at me and busted out a big, belly laugh as he explained to me that the calf i'd been admiring was, indeed, a goat named rosie!!!
it's a good thing he wasn't paying me to know my farm animals, huh???
(rosie... THE GOAT!!!)
a few weeks ago i was over visiting amanda's new blog site at penny 'n pounds. i was enjoying looking at the pictures of her four adorable boys and her... GOAT!!!
"awwwwwwww, amanda's got a goat; they are so cute. i wish i had one!!!" i thought to myself<:D i kept scrolling down to look at the rest of the pictures of her little boys and read her entry. when i was finished, i scrolled back up to give in to my goat-envy (whoever heard of coveting a goat; right???). under the picture of the goat it said, "sally the MUTT"!!! "mutt" as in canine not nanny:/ sally the mutt really looked like a goat at first glance. sally is toooooo adorable for words. so, here's a photo of her:
(you can plainly see why i had goat-envy for a sally (obviously a dog) of my own:D)
a couple of days ago, i was visiting tabitha at twinkle twinkle. she had several darling pictures of her son, daniel, from when he was a "wee lad"... there was one photo of him with an animal. i enlarged the image and took the time to examine it closely. i was sure it was a goat; i mean i was almost certain... not wanting to repeat my previous mistakes, i commented to tabitha about the photography; i didn't mention the animal in this photo with daniel:
i left her site only to return; i had to know.
the blogversation went like this:
i couldn't remember if i'd already asked or not... but, if i didn't, what kind of animal is that in the picture with daniel???
13 May 2008 06:33
Hi Dani ~ that picture is especially for you!!! We went to a petting zoo and Daniel made friends with the baby GOAT!!!!!!
It followed him around for ages and then it tried to eat his shoes!!
Hugs, Tabitha XXXX
HA!!! she'd read amanda's blog and already knew that i was goat-challenged!!! that was tooooooooooooooooooooo funny:DDD but, even though i had been incorrect two of the three times, third time was a charm!!!
now, that doesn't mean that i will get it right the next time, mind you...
i'm just sayin'...
love and blessings,
ps. thank you, tabitha and amanda for allowing me to use your images:DDD