Oh you goats of little faith. Did you really think that you were being neglected? EVERYBODY knows that goats are smarter than sheep. If I hadn't featured the sheep first, well, they might have all gathered in the corner of the pasture and made a pact to impale themselves on the cattle panels. Seriously. They're not the brightest bulbs in the box. Much as I love them, and their fleece, they do need a little bit of remedial education sometimes. Whereas goats, clever and entertaining goats, they are wise and do not behave like sheep, wailing in the corner because they think they've been missed. Right Gerald?
So being sheep, they've had to put themselves into every corner of my home, in case I might forget about them. They're that insecure. Goats, on the other hand, have made their presence more subtle and carefully crafted. But believe me, they've had an invasion of their own. Let's review...
Goat fibre! Yes, lots of it! Mostly angora goat fibre in this box, in a whole rainbow of pretty colours, all ready for felting or other fibre crafts. Even spinning! Hooray for goats!
Oh, I know! Let's revisit this picture, from yesterday's sheep post. See anything interesting, Gerald and Isobelle?! Yes! It's about goats too! I've made it a little easier for you to see that, by using special editing tools. There's even a picture of a goat! Right on the front cover!
There are a plethora of goat books in the house, on various shelves. Some of them are about goat care and raising in general.
Others are more specifically geared towards medical problems. There is a saying that "a sick sheep is a dead sheep" but that doesn't seem to apply to goats, so we have a good book about treating goat diseases.
OH! Lest I forget, here on the bedroom bookshelf, we find non-medical interesting goat books, such as this one. It's one of my favourites. It's about a couple who travel all over the country looking at and learning about goats of different breeds. They study different types of goat operations in order to decide what kind of operation they want to have. I really love this book!
And just like the sheep invasion, the goats have also invaded in the form of magazines...including Dairy Goat Journal, which doesn't apply to Gerald or Isobelle, but I feel sure they will appreciate the overall goatiness.
Sometimes he even gets a bit festive.