Posts Tagged ‘Goats’

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Oh the Goats…

August 5, 2010

Just when you think a conversation may die…those sneaky little goats come right up and get you!

What do I mean by this?  Well, Uncle Kevin – who has been mentioned on this blog before for his fantastic ‘listing’ abilities, has a great kinship with Andrew.  And this is the email he recently sent to both of us:

SUBJECT: Tired of mowing your lawn?

Andrew,

While enjoying my breakfast this morning, I came across this article in the Wall Street Journal.  I knew you would be interested.   Free Range Landscaping

Here is another link for you:  http://rent-a-goat.com/Site/Welcome.html

Best, Kevin

If you take just a moment out of your day to read the article & check out the website you’ll immediately see why I am at a loss.  With legitimate enterprises like the WSJ taking on the case for goats…my argument gets dimmer by the minute.

Never fear (my neighbors in particular), there will be NO goat at 71 Barry Family Drive* – but it seems we will have to keep talking about it for a good long time!

If you’re curious, Andrew’s response was this:

Hi Kevin,
Thank you for this.  I am both elated by fact that this concept is gaining steam, and frustrated by my own failure to capitalize on this.  Please let me know if you have any interest in becoming a business partner in such an enterprise.

Best,
Andrew

There will also be NO Goat enterprises at 71 Barry Family Drive* either – if I have anything to say about it.

My furry little friends it seems you will forever be with us, in conversation that is.  Thanks Uncle Kevin for keeping the ‘Goats’ alive!! 🙂

*Addressed changed to protect those involved.

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The Goats…

June 13, 2010

So – I was just reading back some of my very old posts & came across ‘NO GOAT!’  After reminiscing & laughing out loud, I thought you might like an update on the goat situation.  No, we do not have a goat, but they are often a part of our lives.  As it turns out, we live pretty close to 2 goat farms, Kimball Farm & Great Brook Farm.  I’m hopeful that their proximity keeps Andrew goat needs at bay.

Now, if you have ever met my daughter you know she has a fondness for dogs or…’uh uh’s’ in her words.  Yes, she barks or says ‘uh uh’ at the slightest though, sight or sound of a doggie.  It’s amazing how she knows there’s a dog near, well before I even have a clue.  This of course has Andrew on a ‘we need a dog’ crusade, but there be more on that later – we’re on goats for now.  Anyway,  in her short life Maya has seen her fair share of goats.  She has already been to Kimball Farm, Great Brook Farm and oohed & aahhed over the goats.  As you may have suspected these lovely animals are nothing more to Maya than another…uh uh.  Yup – she barks at them all.   No Maya…not uh uh, bleeh bleeh.  ‘Uh uh?’.  Nope – not getting anywhere with that.  Yes, Maya – uh uh.

So on Friday I took Maya on her first trip to the zoo with the Williamson family and there was a petting zoo portion.  Yes, we get to touch the animals!  Sheep, Donkey….NOPE!  Just 2 lonely GOATS! 🙂  Needless to say Maya had her first up-close encounter w/ her father’s favorite species.  Yes she spent most of the time barking at them, and other than a swat at a nose had no real interest in petting them.  But I did manage to capture this one photo of Maya getting friendly with some fur.  It’s a goat I swear…but it could have been a dog too & Maya wouldn’t have been the wiser.  Someday she’ll figure it out.  In the mean time I’ll continue on the no animal crusade…not until Maya can ask for & take care of said animal.  And it still won’t be a goat!

Maya pets her first Goat