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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I don't believe in fate.  That is too predetermined for me.  Serendipity is another thing all together.  Coincidences and chance abound...and if you are willing and able to make a quick decision things can turn out in unimagined, useful and  sometimes exciting ways.  I have written about a couple of serendipitous moments in my life on a separate page.  I warn you, they are quite extraordinary.

My most recent experience of serendipity occured yesterday. Whilst driving on the way somewhere we had to stop for a man was trying to shoo some goats, who had escaped, back onto his property.  We got talking....well you know the rest.

Meet Bazza

5 month old wether.

And Bubba

Bazza's sister. 

They are two of triplets born to an old Saanen doe and their father is a Boer.  They were hand reared and although a little befuddled by their new surroundings are quite tame.  Bubba loves a cuddle but Bazza is still a bit suspicious.


  1. Perfect!!You didn't give us the story of transporting them home, hope it's to come.
    I too am a great believer in serendipity and have seen it operate in my life in extraordinary ways.Have a fun weekend wiht the new babies.

  2. So they didn't just pop out of the bag!! What lovely looking goats. My Dad had a goat when he was a boy....I think he hitched it up to his billy cart. There's a thought....great form of transport!

  3. Von, I didn't mention the trip home because it was uneventful. They just sat in the back part of the car on a rug and chewed their cud. It was about a half hour drive but up over the mountain and down into the valley beyond on windy roads. The last time I transported a goat in the back of a station wagon it peed bucketfuls!

  4. Cookie, I am a little embarrassed about that bag of goat mix.. I was mistaken, it doesn't make goats, it is just goat feed. Oh, well. It won't go to waste. :-)

  5. hehe...never mind. People living in medieval times also thought open bags of food begot animals like rats and mice. I don't know how they thought goats came about!?

  6. I have just been catching up on your November doings....what a busy month!

  7. Umm sorry Hazel, I don't get it. Where am I sleeping on my holiday exactly???

    I hope those goats know how to snuggle!

  8. Ohhhhhh they are just gorgeous - I can see someone I know drawing and etching them!

  9. Congratulations on the new additions to the family. Let's hope they will be well-behaved and not escape and eat all your lovely plants! I feel also that we ought to spare a thought for the third one of the triplets -- who is presumably just a little bit lonely now?

  10. Ali, they are gorgeous and love to cuddle. Bubba is stll small enough to sit on my knee and she leans her head on my chest and closes her eyes. Bazza is a bit bigger but also loves a cuddle. You won't be lonely on your holiday.

    Mark, the other triplet was a wether and the biggest of the three and had already gone. It is mum I feel sorry for and the bloke we bought them off. He seemed very attached to them and he to them. Oh well the money will make him feel better and poor mum looked like she needed a rest, if not retirement.

  11. Ohhh they are sooo cute. Looking forward to more Bazza & Bubba stories and pics to come.

  12. Now that is serendipity! Hope you all settle in well.

  13. I've just had the most wonderful time reading all about your goats and their antics! We found our boer kids noisy at first but they settled down as time went by. Ours are just over 1 year old now. You have made a lovely home for them, enjoy travelling down the goaty trail, life is never dull with them around! :)


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