Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sage has an udder!!!!!

As in, like, enough of an udder that it is about two good handfuls and soft and squishy!

Looks like maybe Parsley got the deed done with at least one of the girls after all.



Sage and Thyme both have bellies that are larger than normal and feel decidedly round and squishy in the udder area. Rosemary seems thicker around the waist but no sign of udder development.

But Sage's udder is like the size of two grapefruits.

I'm so totally stoked about it. Man I hope it isn't just some weird hormonal thing, and she is actually pregnant. I REALLLLY want a doe out of her and Parsley. It would be 3/4 dairy breed.

*jumps up and down*

Tomorrow I will get pictures of their poochies (girlie bits) to post on The Goat Spot and see if anyone thinks they look like they have babies on the way.

I need some cheap clippers to clip their little udders. Is it really weird that I think their udders are CUTE?

I seriously have gone crazy about goats. It's scary.

I can see a time in my life where i could be happy just having a goat instead of my minis. and I think, when I am old and grey and can't or won't be able to take care of a horse that a small goat could keep me sane.

I always thought some day I would be a crazy cat lady, but I think I am going to be a crazy goat lady instead.

It is ice cold and pitch dark out there and i seriously just want to go out and hang out with my goats. lol. I think I am going to load up my pockets with stale froot loops and go see my goaties.

Tit for tat....

Tatting is my newest skill I am learning.

There are two kinds of tatting, shuttle tatting and needle tatting. Shuttle tatting is the original method, needle tatting is a more recent development in the art. I am needle tatting because it looks easier to me, hehe. tatting is a type of knotted lace work, if you had a grandma who made doilies or put fancy borders on pillow cases she might have done it with tatting.

I got some tatting needles and have made things with thread and with yarn. It's fairly simple but makes a complicated looking finished product. I think next year for Christmas folks will be getting tatted snowflakes in their Christmas cards, hehe!

First practice project following a pattern... it's edging for a collar made with crochet thread:


second project using a pattern, a snowflake using cheap worseted weight yarn:


The two together so you can see the difference in size:


I fiddled around with stuff to try making my own patterns and made some stuff for Tiff:



I am finishing up my holiday knitting, I have just one snood to finish, assuming I didn't totally screw it up (in which case i may just rip it all out and use the yarn for something else blarg!) then I have to finish the woven reins on my loom, then I can do more attempts at making tatting patterns.

I totally need a job at a yarn store, lol.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


How is it that when the ground freezes and the mud is completely gone Brego gets the filthiest ever? Seriously?? And it's impossible to get him clean. And he STINKS. It was the same thing last winter. He turns one spot in the run in area into a sewage swamp of urine and such then lays in it. Rolls in it. REVELS in it.

Seriously dude??


UGH! This isn't mud... I wouldn't mind mud so much.


He is so lovely and graceful *cough* and noble *cough* and elegant *cough*laugh*cough*. "Fairytale horse" my butt!


Not only that but he must hang with a rough crowd of fairies or witches. Because they go wicked mad on his mane.

It's hard to see, but he had three massively knatty "creatures of the supernatural world" braids. I've heard them called witch braid, fairy braids, fairy knots, etc. but i just call them "those *&%#@@%&%$ rat's nests in your &^$@@!#$^^$ mane!!" They are usually underneath a lovely lock of untangled hair, so you can't see how horribly knotted it is until you see him shake his head OR go to brush it out. I wish you could see how ratty it really is but it actually looks pretty good here. DON'T BE FOOLED!!!


I bedded his usual "pee and play" area and what did he do? just picked a different spot to pee and roll. *slaps forehead* I groomed him all up right after taking these pictures, ended up reeking of barn stench, and within an hour he looked the same, only now he was wet and stinky instead of dry and stinky. What a doofus.

He is just SUCH a boy! Ah well, I love him anyway. It's just not as nice to hug on him when he smells like a porta-john. lol.