Sunday, February 18, 2007

Woke up this morning to a good four or five inches of snow on the ground. This was the view off my balcony upon rising.

The kids have been having a glorious time playing in the snow. I kept little Violette inside last night and will probably do so again. I'm a bit protective of her since a polled goat is a relatively rare thing that can hopefully have polled babies.

I, of course, had to go out and get some photos of their amazing cuteness.

I wanted to get some good shots of Bridey and Goata for Anne and Erica. Goata is no problem and poses quite sedately. But Bridey is forever in motion. Running, jumping and twirling like a little dancer. And for some reason she felt that the camera's appearance meant it a perfect time to dominance hump her big brother.

I was able to get a few "G" rated photos out of her...but always on the run. Her favorite game is jumping up on me.

Enjoy your Sunday. Hugs to all.


  1. Erica said...
    That is the cutest little guy I've ever seen. Heck, they're all adorable.

    I'd love to play with them...they look like a lot of fun.

    (Remind me, should this come to actual fruition, to take some Claritin first.)
    BBC said...
    Hi Rosie

    Spray foam is great for a lot of things, but not much so for mice, unless you ball up some screen and spray it in and over it. And spray foam needs to be painted if exposed to the environment much. But it’s great for the things I use it for.

    I’ve talked about making your own styrofoam glue and filler before, but maybe before you started reading my blog.

    Take a few ounces of gas and melt styrofoam in it until you have a ball of glue. It’s the best waterproof glue you can find. Don’t worry because you use gas, it’s as safe as using oil based paints and dries soon.

    To make a really good filler work sawdust into it. It’s a great way to make good use of styrofoam and have a filler that is better than anything you can buy, the mice won’t get through it.

    As for my stalkers, it’s just a few sick christians that I’ve called idiots. LOL ... Maybe I’ll address that some when I post tomorrow.

    Can you sell me some goat fudge? I didn't see a link where I can buy some.
    BBC said...
    If you follow my camp trailer project as I work on it you will see what spray foam is good for.

    But I don't use the Dap latex crap. Cuz it really is crap.
    Hayden said...
    Waaaay too cute. Would love to have goats. Unfortunately, the neighbors/local ordinances wouldn't approve. sigh.
    seejanemom said...
    May I appropriate a few of these precious shots for personal use as wallpaper on my laptop?

    They bring tears to my eyes.

    How lucky you are.
    bluemountainmama said...
    rosie- i am enjoying your site SO much and am glad i found it! i read this post to my son and showed him the pictures, and he enjoyed it also. thanks for getting back to me about the goat's milk. i'll have to see if i can find someone locally to buy some from and give it a try.
    bluemountainmama said...
    oh...and thought you might be interested in my mom's website since she plays traditional appalachian music:
    Rosie said...
    Hey Jane...yes, you certainly may use any of these for your desktop. You might want to check out my photoblog on buzznet where I have over 1500 images, many of them rural country goodness. I used to be really active on buzz but they load really slow now from my dial-up.

    I love your Mom's site, BBM! I've been trying to find a local church or somewhere that still does shape notes.
    seejanemom said...
    Ever since I heard the Shape Note Singers on the COLD MOUNTAIN soundtrack, I have collected old shape note hymnals off eBay and yard sales.

    My funeral plan is to have a shape note choir (in SC) sing "I'll Fly Away" and (from CM) "I Don't Care to Stay Too Long" and nothing else. Our family chapel has stood since 1789 and has a balcony for the slaves, high windows and no electricity.Man, I hope I die in the crisp Blue Ridge autumn...

    So Rosie, when you find that shape note choir, let me know, I'll be there directly. Nothing makes my soul fly like a shape note Gospel Sing.
    Rosie said...
    I love going around to hear the music in the local churches. Every little community here has its own little gospel group that does atonal harmonies. The local group is called "The Heavenly Grass"'s for Grassy Fork, of course. If you are ever vacationing in the Smokies, I highly recommend visiting all of the churches on Sunday in fine weather around the Cades Cove Loop. The Primitive Baptists sing in the old PB church there that has some of the most amazing acoustics I've ever heard. Truly a transcendent musical experience...all acapella.

    Your family chapel sounds much like the old Church of the Cross in Bluffton where I was confirmed. It also has the slave balcony and is in the gothic revival style.
    bluemountainmama said...
    there was an old band hall next to our house when we lived in MD- and a bunch of us young-un's met in there once a week and did shape-note singing. i know a lot of churches in the south do somewhat regular "singing on the grounds" with a potluck and afternoon shape-note mom would know more about that than i.

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