"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

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Say It Isn't So!

Oh, no, no, no, No, NOOOOOOOOO!

Please, God. Say it isn't so. Say I don't have to dooooo this.

You see, first we had to put up with those stupid ducks. Every year they appear. They hang out and then they have babies that swim around in the pond. It is enough to make a goat mad. Really. All that quacking and waddling interrupts the naps, completely disrupts good digestion, disturbs the peace and tranquility, impedes proper grazing. You name it. It's all just Too MUCH to endure. I believe I am quickly approaching a state of non-compost mentis, (which I believe means one's brain resembles sawdust, but what do I know?) At any rate, I suppose Boo has been in this state for some time and still manages to get around. Maybe it's not sooo bad.

Anyway, what you see below is the cause of all my consternation. The ducks were ENOUGH. Do you hear that, God? THE DUCKS WERE ENOUGH! Now we are forced to put up with the constant honking. (Not to mention the fact that goose poop is in no way as refined as goat berries.) One can only hope they are just passing through and WILL NOT decide to have a gaggle or some similar atrocity . Oy.

Still, I suppose they have a right to go where they want, and we DO have the best pond around. Hey. Am I a Saint or what?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Crops

Well, gosh. It's that time of year again - that time of newness. Soon there will be a new crop of fresh veggies...

...and a new crop of yummy strawberries...

...or fresh currants...

...and grapes! Yay!

...or rhubarb, if you like that sort of thing...

...and then there is always a HUGE new crop of these...

...and not to mention these...

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." - Rainer Maria Rilke.