"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Thursday, November 26, 2009


No. This picture was not taken at night. And, yes, this is what many of the days have looked like lately. So, being Thanksgiving and all, as I stand here contentedly munching my hay, it occurs to me that I am thankful.

1) I am thankful that it only rained a quarter of an inch last night instead of and inch and a quarter.

2) I am thankful the pond stayed where it was instead of bypassing the drain and frolicking down the hill to the neighbor's house all by itself. It shouldn't be out alone.

3) I am glad the goatmother's basement didn't flood again. It is unsightly having the hose running down into our pasture, not to mention it makes things even soggier.

4) I am thankful the wind hasn't gone beyond 49 miles per hour even though we reaped the benefits in downed MadroƱa limbs and leaves. Yum. Okay. I'm thankful for those.

5) I am thankful that sometimes Ella sleeps and I actually have a chance to get at the food once in awhile. Plus I am glad (occasionally) for Boo's size since it gives me something to get behind during Ellaesque onslaughts.

6) I am glad I 'm the middle goat and thus have someone smaller than me to butt.

7) I am glad I am fast. Really. I can snatch things up before the others even begin to think about it.

8) And the top reason I am thankful? PEANUTS! (Kinda' goes without saying doesn't it?)


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh boy, do I recognize those clouds and that grayish black color. Sheesh. It's foggy here right now and pouring down rain. It looks like dusk, but we have a few hours yet to go.
I'm thankful for you and all your wisdom, Marigold. Oh, and I think your human is pretty awesome, too.
Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Turbo the Sibe said...

I hope it doesn't rain on you and you get lots more peanuts!

Turbo the Sibe said...

I forgot to tell you that, yes, you can vote for me. But that there are non-existant districts in your state that you can run for.