Oh, this whole world keeps spinning 'round. It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down. There comes a time, comes a time.
Neil Young

Saturday, August 18, 2012

E and T are MIA!

Jenny came up with a toughy this week! All participants have to write a cohesive sentence without the letters 'E' or 'T'. Good golly, Miss Molly... I'll try my best!

I love long, lazy summer days.

It's the truth. Nothing fits the bill better than lying in the sun reading a book. Or, attempting to read a book while a naughty little goat tries to eat it.

Jenny Matlock

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fair Pictures and Random Thoughts

And alas, this years fair has come to a close. A cow ate my Grand Champion rosette, but what's a fair without a ribbon eating cow?

Yesterday was my birthday, I turned 14.

Cassie and Vinnie are up for sale, so if you know anyone in WI or surrounding states that are in need of adorable, super tame goaties, let me know!

The goats at the fair. From left to right, Vinnie, Gold and Willow.
A cute little spotted calf across from the goats.
Two of the other goats at the fair. The grey one is Olivia.
Some veggies.
A Netherland dwarf rabbit.
A Lop rabbit.
Super cool crested duck!
Spotted pig.
We caught two White Pekin ducks at this years Chicken Chase. Tommi is very happy not to be alone any more

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Krazy Kool Results!

Gold got Grand Champion and I got Champion Show Person of the intermediate class. I got two rosettes, two blue ribbons a plaque and a hoody.

Vinnie: My nine year old sister showed Vinnie and got Best Show Person of the junior class. She got got two blue ribbons, a rosette and a hoody.

Willow: Willow was the second biggest goat there (only Gold was bigger than her!). My sixteen year old brother showed her and got Reserve Grand Champion! He only showed her in the pet class as opposed to my sister and I who showed in both the pet and showmanship class. He got a blue ribbon, a rosette and a plaque.

In other things, I got 6 blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons in photography. My little sister got a red ribbon for a collage she made and a red ribbon for a drawing of a tree. My brother got a blue ribbon for his chocolate chip cookies and a red ribbon for his peanut butter cookies.

Next year, I'm going to raise three meat rabbits and enter them in the fair. And if I get meat rabbits, why not get a pet rabbit and enter that too? (if I can convince my dad that I should get another pet rabbit.) I'm also going to (maybe) show a chicken or two.

This years fair is turning out great! You won't believe what happens when we enter Penny in the Dress-a-Critter contest... and that's all I'm going to say about that subject for now... DUN DUN DUN!

Jenny Matlock

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FOTM--Penny in August

I've been saying since Penny was less then a month old that I'm bringing her to the fair. And yet, Gold is at the fair again instead. I decided not to bring Penny because she is not as mature as Gold and less trained. I do believe Gold can win Grand Champion this year as the other goats there are Vinnie, Willow and three 2-3 month old kids. Next year she'll be a year and five months instead of just five months and have more training under her hooves.

For now, let's just enjoy Penny eat a slice of watermelon.

The goat show is tomorrow, so watch out for lots of pictures, coming soon to your computer screen!

Linking to First of the Month with Jan.