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Monday, October 14

good things come in 3's...

Yes, good things do come in 3's!

...three, 4-leaf clovers

Remember this this post, when I found a 4-leaf clover? The chances of finding one are slim...
it's said for every 10,000 3-leaf clovers you find, you may find only one, 4-leaf clover.

That same day, I found 2 more...I was stunned, and thought, "Wow, something good must be about to happen!"

...three new hens

A friend of ours decided that 6 of her hens needed a new home...she had already found a home for 3 of them, and wondered if we'd mind taking the remaining ones.

And so that's how Eulalie, Alma, and Ethel came to Windy Meadows Farm. Sweet Girl had just been in The Music Man, and for those of you familiar with the musical, those are
the Pick-a-Little Ladies...and because those new gals chatter non-stop, the names are perfect!

...three new goats!

Here's another post from mid-summer...do you remember the sweet little face of G. B. the bottle-fed kid from our 4-H advisor's farm? We all fell in love with him when we had the chance to goat-sit for a weekend! Not long afterward, my hubby sent a text from a 4-H meeting, it read: "So, do you want THREE wethers?"

Did I? He already knew the answer!

Back in March, this was one of my birthday presents...a gift certificate that said:

And so, it's been a month now, it's time you met the newest members of the family
(almost 4 months old):

Oh, and yes, this pixie-eared fella, too...

I know, that's 4, not 3...but he needed a home, too. And Sweet Girl had fallen in love with those little ears!

A new adventure begins on the farm...and we couldn't be more excited. Actually, Little Man has become quite the goat-herder. (Listen, do you hear Julie Andrews singing this from The Sound of Music?

    "High on a hill sat a lonely goat-herder, Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo..."

                                    (I can't get it out of my mind!)

And so you may wonder, what's on my nightstand for some pleasant, bed-time reading these autumn nights?

Why, Raising Goats for Dummies, of course!


  1. I was a Dr Who fan as a girl, so I smiled at the Tardis reference. The goats look absolutely sweet.

    1. Sweet Girl has become a Dr. Who fan over the summer...it's been a movie-marathon here trying to catch up on the last several years of shows! (I have to admit, I like it too!)

  2. Mary, I am so glad you finally got your goats! They are so sweet......who could resist those little faces.

    1. Thanks Diana, I'm tickled!
      Bees, chickens, goats...Farming 101 is in full swing!


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