"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, December 22, 2011

I'm Cheerful! I'm Cheerful!

Well, everyone seems to be very busy this week, but I thought I'd be cheerful anyway.  What can I say?  I'm just that kind of a goat.

Naturally, I'm cheerful because it is almost Christmas.  I'm being as good as I can, but you know how hard that is for someone so innately ebullient.

Anyway, here goes.

Reason No. 1 to be cheerful:

After all the boring weather we have had, there was finally at least some frost to make it feel like Christmas!

Reason No. 2 to be cheeful:

A swan family that came for Christmas!

Reason No. 3 to be cheerful:

The Peace and Joy of nature.

And the last reason to be cheerful:

I think I hear sleigh bells!  Merry Christmas and may you receive many, many Peanuts in your stocking!


Mrs. Micawber said...

Thanks for sharing your goatly cheer! I too am cheerful but am too busy cleaning to write a post about it.

What beautiful mist and shadow, cloud and shade (quick, name the book or movie), and swans. And what is that gorgeous frost-covered thing?

A cheerful Christmas to you.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Sending you a stocking full of virtual peanuts and many, many goat snuzzles!


Millie said...

What a beautiful picture of you~I hope you get all the peanuts you want (if you share them with me).

goatgirl said...

Merry Christmas! My goats got a bag of Peanuts this year....shhhh don't tell them.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Dear Marigold,
We are most concerned about the frost covered object that you showed us. We think it is a goat-eating fungus of unusual size. Please do not go near it and alert the authorities. It looks pretty and has that sort of organic, ethereal look that kind of lulls you into appreciation, and then WHAMMO! It slimes you and you disintegrate quickly. Be alert!

denise f said...

Dearest Marigold -- wishing you the delights (peanuts) of the season, and hoping that you are blessed (with peanuts) all the year long with good health (and peanuts)... Merry Peanutmas. (0k I made that up)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Dec. 26th...

Hope you had a simply mahhhhhvelous Happy *Butting Day* on Boxing Day, Dear Marigold!

"The soup simmers all afternoon, the fragrant steam wafting through the kitchen, warming our faces and tempting our taste buds as we take turns giving the post a friendly stir." ~~Susanne Barrett

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi! i buy assorted dried mushrooms at asian stores because they are so cheap. i used some wood mushrooms, portabella and crimini. you can use anything you have!

Snowcatcher said...

Well of course you hear sleighbells! Santa is one of you! :)

I, too, am overjoyed when I see swans, or just about any bird, come to think of it.

I hope your stocking was full of peanuts!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Marigold- Methinks YOU should play the Troll! And charge PEANUTS to cross the bridge! xoxoxo

I'm glad it's your favorite story. I hope I do it proud!

Faith said...

Oh marigold, I do hope you are currently full to the gunnels with peanuts and that Christmas was a joyous occasion for you.

The swans are lovely, funnily enough there was one on our pond in Christmas morning too.

Hope you will be celebrating the new year in style!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Dec. 30th

Happy New Year, Dear Marigold! Don't *raise too much Cain*, out there in the barn, now. The Goatmother/Goatfather don't want to interrupt their QUIET Eve, with having to receive police calls.... About loud noises coming from your barn!!! -grin-

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughn