Saturday, December 6, 2008

This and That

I was trying to get a picture of Molly so you could see how much she has grown. The big challenge was getting her to stay still long enough. Today Molly is 6 months old, in some ways she is larger then Charlie, her head is larger and she is longer and almost as tall as he is. I wanted to get pictures to show the contrast but he was off chasing birds in the woods. Jim was talking to the man we got Molly from and mentioned how big she was getting. Andy said , "Well, you remember how big her dad was don't you?", then it dawned on Jim, the monster dog. Apparently Molly's father was about the size of a Great Dane. Good thing that we are working on manners training for her. Maybe I can make a harness for her and she can pull me around the yard.
Speaking of harnesses, my friend Carol from Minnesota was kidding me about harnessing up the goats. I went on line and found that it is a big deal. They have a wide variety of carts for the goats to pull, many kinds of harnesses and clubs to join. One site even mentioned a cultivator for the goats to pull. There were pictures from the early 1900's of children with their goat carts, then I remembered that I had seen pictures in the past of that. In the clubs the people dress up in period costume and drive around in their carts. These are not just everyday carts either, think mini carriages and covered wagons. They did show a 4 wheel garden type wagon that had been converted so that it could be pulled by the goats. I am thinking that will be a big help as I go around the yard picking up sticks or planting and hauling garden supplies. Presently I use one of the mowers, so am using gas, polluting the air and have to climb off and on the mower all the time. Having one of the goats pull the wagon will give me exercise and be green. Laura had talked about having goats pull wagons and I had wondered about it, but then it floated on out of my head. Things tend to do that, float in and out of my head.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, lots of leftovers and love. Jim was home and that was super, but then he had to leave early as one of his mechanics was ill. It was all in all a good time, lots to be thankful for. I try not to take things for granted and really appreciate all that we have and are able to do.
I leave you for now, wishing you peace, love and your hearts desire.


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

Love the pictures of Molly frolicking in the snow. I always enjoy snow pictures, as long as the snow isn't here. lol.

The goat cart is a great idea. I can't wait until I see a picture of you sitting in one. :-)

I'm so glad your husband was home for Thanksgiving. I had a very nice one here, but then got sick at the end of the week, and am still trying to get rid of this bug, although I am much better then I was. I even went Christmas shopping yesterday, then felt tired last night.

Have a wonderful week, dear Barbara. I wish you peace and joy and lots of good health to be able to enjoy your beautiful homestead.

Hugs and blessings,


violetlady said...

I love the idea of goat carts! Sounds like something Heidi would have had (one of my favorite childhood books).

Nancy said...

Enjoyed the pics of Molly! I was just reading a blog earlier where this family has a 4-month old brown lab named Bindi. They are beautiful dogs. Sounds like Molly is going to be a big dog!

The goat cart sounds delighyful as well as useful! Be sure to post a pic if you buy one.

My husband used to travel a lot, too, when the kids were small. I am glad yours was home for Thanksgiving with you. I am divorced, but my ex and I still share all the holidays together with our grown children. I'll be doing a birthday post for my daughter on the 15th...she'll be 44, but she will be in Montreal on business, leaving tomorrow afternoon. So we will celebrate her birthday next weekend. Tonight we just got together for pizza with her. I will miss her this week. Her dad goes in and takes care of her cats on the mornings, and I take the supper shift! LOL

Stay warm now!

(((((( HUGS ))))))