Thursday, August 23, 2007

Clowning around.

It's so much fun to watch our goats, they're always clowning around. Always up to something, like stealing apples from the tree.

This is Hubert in action, mommy Fleur is watching and encouraging her son. "Come on boy, you can do it ! Oh, and pick me one too !"

Hubert is 5 years old now and we all loved him since the day he was born. He loved to jump on your lap and take a nap there. Now, you really don't want him to do that anymore because he is HUGE !. We had him neutered so he could stay with us as we were very attached to him. And believe me a non neutered male goats really smells so poor Huub had to undergo this to be able to stay. Yeah, I know, I felt sorry for him too !
When they are neutered they grow a lot bigger than normal , see what I mean ?

You really don't want this on your lap do you ?

Always in for a little snack ! Hubert is on the right, Fleur his mommy in the middle and Daisy on the left. She is their niece, her mom passed away a couple of years ago.

Hubert, trying to eat my Crocs.

The grass is always greener on the other side !

And there are also times to relax, that is when they are not trying to brake through the fence, or try to molest the trees or..... you name it.

The little bolero is almost finished, a half sleeve to go and then the edging has to be done. I would like to have this finished by tomorrow before she leaves for a holiday to Turkey.

These lovely yarns came a little while ago and I hadn't showed them yet. Some more Plucky goodnesses. Merino/silk laceweight in Patinum Blonde from Sarah. you can find her Etsy Shop here

This is Platinum Blonde.

And some more in Wuthering Heights, a deep red crimson color. Just lovely !

An update on my last post : I called the lady in question yesterday and she promised to send them ASAP. Keeping my fingers crossed !

I did ask her for a refund in my emails but she never responded to any of them lately so I decided to call her. She said she didn't check her emails regularly, can you believe that with a yarn business ? She was all apologisies and she had been sick and very busy and kept talking abut how sorry she was. I just wasn't tough enough to ask her for a refund on the phone. Coward !


Sarah said...

Your goats crack me up! I must show this post to Plucky Girl - she LOVES goats and her lifes ambition lately is to get a goat.

So glad you like the yarn.

: )

Windyridge said...

That crimson wuthering heights shade is gorgeous.
Great blog, neat pics of the critters and knitting. Stop by my neck of the woods and see my critters and fiber projects. You need some angora goats!

Danielle said...

Oh my your goats are just adorable, and wow I would not want them in my lap either. I'm not very big anyway, about 5'2". So they'd be a lap full for sure LOL :)

I love the crimson colored yarn especially....and I am glad you called the other lady about your order as well. I sure wish you much luck, and hope your order comes quickly. I don't think you were a coward at all, I'd have done the same thing. Especially since she apologized so much like that :)

Danielle said...

Hey Marianne, I meant to tell you before that your daughter's cardi is looking gorgeous. Wow, she's going to Turkey for a holiday? You'll miss her a lot, I'm sure!

P.S. I get that a lot about my two boys looking like twins, to me they don't but people ask me that all time when I have them out and about :)

Life's a Stitch said...

So adorable! And the bolero is beautiful.

Alpaca Granny said...

Marianne, I have always wanted goats. Well, not a Billy! I learned about their nasty habit last spring. Yours are adorable! They really are fun, I can tell by the way you describe them.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh what great pics of your goats ; now I know how how that expresssion 'kidding around' must come from :) Looks like they have never grown up !!

Gorgeous yarns , must check the shop out

Artis-Anne said...

Oh forgot to say how lovley the bolero was I am sure your daughter will love it for her Turkish holiday. What part is she going to ?

Romi said...

The goats are hilarious!

Nancy said...

your goats are adorable and so cute!!!!

What beautiful yarn you have purchased... and the bolero...I simply love it :)

As for the yarn you have been waiting for for so long... hopefully you will get it soon. You have been very nice and patient with the seller!