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Monday, July 25, 2011

Goat with Barrel

I am a lucky goat. Do you know why? I have a big huge barrel in my new boudoir! My lady and her beau did a very nice job on making me a good place to stay here at the new farm. It is very comfortable. I have several exciting "features" in my new home.

First, I have excellent grazing and browsing areas.  Did you know that there is a difference between grazing and browsing?  Sheep are mostly grazers - they eat grass and other stuff at ground level.  Goats like to be browsers.  That means we eat shrubs and other taller things that sheep might not want to eat because they are too high up.  Here I am being a grazing goat.  There are lots of yummy weeds in my new yard!
 I also have a wonderful log pile that I can climb on.  This is very good for my exercise and keeping my girlish figure.
 I can also do stretches on the log pile so that I can reach the apples and apple leaves hanging off the tree.  That is browsing!  Here I am browsing and stretching.  Notice how I like to decorate my back with leaves.
 Yes, I am a very picturesque goat!
I also do my yoga and ballet moves on the log pile, to keep myself flexible and agile.  What an excellent log pile I have - it is making me very happy.  Sometimes, little apples fall off the tree and wedge between the logs.  I like to eat those.  It's a good yoga snack.
 Also, there is a pile of smaller cut pieces of wood, which I can jump on, or which I can stare at for my goat meditation sessions.  "Be the wood...ommmmmm...."  I can also do my own bum scrubbies by rubbing my bum on the logs.  I think this is a very well planned log pile.
Inside my special boudoir, I have a barrel!  Did you think that it was in case I get thirsty?

Of course not!  That is what my water bucket is for!
The barrel is for jumping on, of course!  Truly, it is my little stage, where I can do my tap dancing or my speeches or whatever I want to do.  I don't need that chair to get up here.  I just get up by jumping onto it.  I am a very skilled jumping goat.  It is a very large barrel.  My lady says she doesn't know what they used to use it for, but she has never seen such a big barrel in her life.
Also, my lady and her beau did some tree trimming and of course they gave me all the tree bits because I love to eat leaves.  Some of the bits are from the apple tree and there are apples hidden in the leaves and I have to find them.  Yummy!!!  You can see how much tree I have because it makes me look small, and I am a big goat now!
Also, there is a nice sign on the door that says WC.  My lady says that is so I will know that I am supposed to go outside to pee.  I think she is nuts.  Naturally, WC stands for "Warning! Coyotes!!"  This is to remind me that I don't want to go outside at night, but should keep the door closed so I will be safe from the nasty coyotes and bears and other creatures who like to eat goats for supper.
 Oh, I forgot to tell you about the chair.  Like I said, I don't need the chair to get up on the barrel, but sometimes I like to get down using the chair. 
 It gives me a good viewpoint to survey my tree bits.
Incidentally, in case you would ever forget, I am a Princess Goat, and also a Queen Goat, so it is only befitting that I should show you my proper publicity photograph of me with my crown and my laptop, ready to blog to you about my life.  Thanks to help from my fellow goat AngelBaby Shelby for assisting me with my publicity shoot.  Love and kisses to all my subjects and fans!

15 comments:

Sharrie said...

Tell the princess that sheep like leaves and apples, too, even though they may not be as agile as she is. They also like standing in high places and looking at everything. Love her new "digs".

IsobelleGoLightly said...

You have nice parents, Lucky Nickel! What a lovely munch of tree! I do like that you are still a slender goat and can do ballet. You are also an extremely good bum scrubber. I'm good at that too... that is an important skill! I'm so glad you are home and have such a nice, secure barn. xoxoxoxo

Pricilla said...

Maybe the W.C. stands for Wonderful Caprine!

I am quite jealous of your barn. I have to share my barn with Abby. And other goats. And Abby.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Tee hee Pricilla!

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Good point Pricilla! Wonderful Caprine! Also Wonderful Cabin, because that is what I have. But soon there will be other goats here. But I will boss them around. And they are not Abby so it will probably be OK.

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Nice to meet you Lucky Nickel, I just love your new home, and that logpile to jump around You are so lucky
Just ask your lady to click on Daisy under labels then yopu can see we nearly look a like just you got such pretty horns.

See ya sometime from Daisy,Down Under (Australia)
www.pumpkinpatchgarden.blogspot.com

Marigold said...

Your barrel is nice. Perhaps it will help you to get into being the winery spokesgoat. I do like stumps, though. Do you have any of those? Please tell your lady you do not wish to share you barn, or anything else, for that matter, with any Alpines. To my way of thinking, the world would have been better off had the Alpines all stayed in the Alps where they belong.

Lisa said...

I think that barrel was for salting fish. That's why it's so big. My goats would love to have it. Instead they have a HUGE wooden pipe coil. They love it.

Millie said...

It certainly does look like you are living the life of a pampered princess! You certainly do deserve the good life!

Nancy K. said...

Ahhhh. Errrr. Ummmm.
About that girlish figure...

;-)

Louise said...

That is a truly wonderful place that you have! And, your publicity shot is outstanding.

Spinners End Farm said...

Did Lucky Nickel share her Fybur with you yet???

My Life Under the Bus said...

I am soo confused I was sure it would be more like be one with the wooooooooooood.... be one with the wooooooooooood ......

Texan said...

Lucky what a nice room you have! Sterling would love to play top the barrell with you. You guys could have a lot of fun pushing each other off that. mmm but I think Sterling will need the chair to get up there. You remember how tiny he was when he was born. Well he is still small but ever so cute.

thecrazysheeplady said...

In your spare time you should do a paper cut out of that silhouette shot. Fabulous!